FogRAN: A glimpse into the 5G- CORAL solution

Fog spans across the continuum between things and clouds. Yet its key challenges lie at the extreme edge with mobile, volatile and constrained computing and networking resources.

  • 5G-CORAL is developing a FogRAN solution which marries the Fog and the RAN (including M-RATs) at the extreme edge
  • The baseline solution includes two sub-systems: the EFS and the OCS
  • The solution is being specified, implemented and tested for 4 main use cases all involving multiple RATs: (1) AR/VR; (2) Robotics; (3) Connected Car; and (4) IoT GW
  • First trials will test the baseline solution in Nov’18 in Taiwan. These will be followed by a refined solution and final trials in Summer 2019

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Alain Mourad
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Dr. Alain A.M. Mourad is a Director Engineering R&D at InterDigital. He is currently leading the research and development of Next Generation Radio Access Networks at InterDigital International Labs (Europe and Asia). Prior to joining InterDigital, Dr. Mourad was a Principal Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) and previously a Senior Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (France). Throughout his career, Dr Mourad has held various leadership roles in the industry, invented over 40 granted patents and several other patent applications, and authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. He received the Inventor of the Year Award from Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) twice in 2012 and 2013, in 2016 InterDigital Innovation Award for the "idea, creation, and execution of InterDigital Europe", and in 2018 InterDigital Innovation Award for "outstanding results through the 5G-PPP 5G-Crosshaul project".

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