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InterDigital Solves Mobile 5G Problems Far in Advance of Standards

December 19, 2018 / Cloud Tech

InterDigital is a 45-year-old company headquartered in Delaware that develops wireless technologies in conjunction with emerging standards. Currently, InterDigital is busy working on technologies for 5G. The company recently demonstrated a new framework to start and stop 5G services across regions. The world of wireless is defined by standards, said Patrick Van de Wille, InterDigital’s chief communications officer. “The way standards are developed is the standards body takes all the technology solutions and slices them up into hundreds of problems that need to be solved,” he said. “We go to the standards body and propose our solutions.” InterDigital competes with Qualcomm, Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, and Samsung. These vendors also do technology innovation in conjunction with emerging standards. But their standards work is “subsumed” within other business units, said Van de Wille. “We’re the only company that does this on a standalone ...