We’re thrilled to unveil our 5G Project!
Through a programme dubbed the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), we’re teaming up with Kingston University to explore uncharted tech territory and apply the power of a 5G network to data transferal.
The tech we’re developing is the first of its kind; which means we’ll be the first to bring this capability to the market. The project’s aim is to develop enriched video compression and data transfer techniques over 4G+ and 5G networks, unlocking groundbreaking speed and quality capabilities with huge implications.
Using video to transform emergency services
Medics could use ambulance video streams to triage patients before reaching A&E, meaning speedier and potentially life-saving response times. Ambulance trusts could save up to £90m if response times were sped up by just 5 minutes. Body-worn cameras used by the UK police force would also see massive improvements: always-on video streaming will enhance crime scene assessment and save hundreds of hours spent on arduous paperwork. The list goes on!
Joining forces to unlock 5G’s potential
We’ll be working alongside Kingston University’s Professor of Wireless Communications, Christos Politis—a leading figure in wireless network research with an extensive track record – and video compression specialist associate professor Nada Philip. We’ll also be making a top-class graduate hire in the Pangea team to join us in our new Kingston office and head up the project. It’s a triple-win: we’ll gain access to specialist expertise, a leading academic will be able to apply their research to a commercial context, and our graduate recruit will kick-start their career through working with us.
‘Alongside speed increases which will rival those delivered by optical fibre, 5G will incorporate IoT technology, which opens up so many possibilities for the health sector and across the emergency services through the use of smart devices,’ said Professor Politis.
Dr Philip, who specialises in video compression, said one of the challenges was how to deliver optimal high quality video consistently through wireless networks when travelling at high speed.
‘When you stream multimedia content, it will be affected by different network conditions. We will be looking at how to ensure the moving images arrive in high-definition, allowing for accurate medical diagnosis and enabling police forces to identify people from their body-camera footage,” she added.
This is all made possible through support provided by Innovate UK, a government-backed public body focused on driving productivity and economic growth. They’re well known for their contribution of over £18 billion and creation of 70,000 jobs within the UK economy. Winning the funding from such an influential organisation was a big victory for us, and we’re celebrating having them on our side.
‘We’re proud to be at the forefront of the push for 5G. By combining our connectivity, commercial expertise, and Channel access with the power and knowledge of Kingston University’s academics, along with access to its 5G testbed, we’ll pave the way for data transferal over powerful 5G networks,’ said our MD Dan Cunliffe. ‘The solution will be the first of its kind in the world. It will completely transform how video and other data compression is used across industries and unlock fresh revenue streams for our partners and bring us a step closer to a 5G world.
‘We’re excited to embark on this journey alongside Kingston University, and we’re privileged to have the opportunity to develop such incredible technology.’