SystemX has entered the 5G battle, a major challenge expected by 2020, by launching the Telecommunications and Cloud Services project (STC) which is to last three years and includes leading players in the 5G market, Orange and Nokia. STC will use the convergence between programmable telecommunications networks deployed in a Cloud Computing environment.
STC, a precursor of 5G technologies to meet the need for agility and high performances in telecommunications networks
While the communication speed is one of the major challenges facing 5G, which aims to reach at least 1 Gbit/s and a peak rate of 10 Gbit/s, the exponential growth of needs in communication between connected things, latency and intelligent distribution of content (mostly video) are others.
By 2025, it is predicted that there will be 150 billion communicating things exchanging data, thus generating flows that double every 12 hours.
To meet these challenges, STC will use three new paradigms that currently represent a new departure in networks: Cloud Computing, Software Defined Networking(SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). These technologies, providing virtualization and cloudification, will allow ordinary telecommunications networks to gain in agility and performance.
“5G is a major stake in improving mobility in the years to come, and the technological battle has already begun with the first deployments. We are delighted that two leading players, at the forefront of their markets, already deeply involved in the progress on 5G, have joined us in IRT SystemX’s unique model of collaboration via the STC project. It shows just how much they trust us and acknowledge our value and the role we play here in the Institute, in the service of finalized research in telecommunications”, noted Gilles Desoblin, Directeur of the Internet of Trust Program at IRT SystemX.