Britain, Germany to collaborate on 5G next mobile network: Cameron
Published on Mar 10, 2014 6:12 AM
HANOVER, Germany (AFP) - Britain and Germany will team up to work on developing the next super-fast mobile network, 5G, Prime Minister David Cameron told the opening of the world's biggest high-tech fair on Sunday.
Mr Cameron said the initiative was one of three areas he wanted Britain and Germany to collaborate on to "pool ideas, share data, innovate and to lead on the next big ideas" in what he dubbed "a world on fast forward".
The future fifth-generation, or 5G, network will enable a full-length film to be downloaded on the Internet in one second, Mr Cameron said at the official CeBIT inauguration in the northern city of Hanover, attended also by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"This is a prize that researchers all over the world are going for," he said, unveiling the new collaboration between Germany's Dresden University and Britain's King's College University in London and the University of Surrey.
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