BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2018 -- In the move towards a fully functional 5G network filled with a variety of technologies and capabilities, a few questions remain. Thus, a panel including Alan Carlton of InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC) at Mobile World Congress 2018 will take on core versus edge; what evolution will be more important; just how intertwined will it be; and where will the greatest value be derived.

"Debate: Do 5G Business Cases Depend More on Core or Edge Upgrades?" will explore the business cases to be built around 5G technologies, and how that can influence the timings and technology roadmap of operators globally. Dr. Qi Bi, President, China Telecom Technology Innovation Center, China Telecom, will moderate the dynamic debate among the following representatives from industry leaders:
  • Alan Carlton, Vice President, InterDigital Labs, InterDigital;
  • Angela Singhal Whiteford, Vice President, Marketing, Affirmed Networks;
  • Balazs Bertenyi, Chairman, TSG RAN, 3GPP;
  • Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Qualcomm;
  • Hayim Porat, Chief Technology Officer, ECI Telecom; and
  • Tommy Bjorkberg, Chief Technology Officer, Western Europe, ZTE.

The conference session will take place on Thursday, March 1 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. CET in Hall 4, Auditorium 4. To learn more about the debate, please click here.

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Attendees of Mobile World Congress can meet Alan Carlton and view the company's IoT and 5G demos at InterDigital's pavilion in Hall 7, Stand 7C61.

About InterDigital ®

InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400 ® index.

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