EIT Digital Launch International Open Testbed Community
IEEE Software Defined Networks (IEEE SDN), a cross-society IEEE worldwide programme addressing the main techno-economic aspects concerning SDN and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), and EIT Digital, the leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation, jointly launched an international Open Testbed Community (OTC) aimed at stimulating 5G innovation. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for humanity.
This breakthrough came about following a workshop on Federated Testbeds spearheaded by leaders from the IEEE SDN Initiative and EIT Digital. The workshop that took place in San Francisco in early May 2016 culminated in a significant intent to start an Open, Federated Testbed (OFTB) by interconnecting three existing centers of expertise based in the USA and Europe. The outcome of these efforts will be reported in the Berlin5GWeek event in November 2016.
For more information about the workshop and open testbed community please visit the dedicated news page on the EIT Digital Website via this link