Mobilicom Limited (ASX: MOB) has been selected to be part of the Heron 5G Consortium after the consortium received approval to continue its research into the 5G cellular technology standard for a second year.
Heron is an international research consortium consisting of 11 companies and six research institutions including Elbit Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries, Corning, RunEl, Telrad and Partner (Orange), each with their own specialised area of focus.
The purpose of the 5G consortium is to conduct research on 5G cellular technology, which will place the members within it at the forefront of its development. 5G is expected to have an extremely positive impact on wireless technology, providing the ability to connect billions of mobile devices for a massive IoT (Internet of Things) as well as support much higher throughputs (1Gbps).
The 5G consortium is taking part in defining the technology, optimising solutions, and ultimately influencing the international 5G cellular standard.
Within the scope of the overall research study, Mobilicom is specialising in Device-to-Device technology, which incorporates its Mobile MESH technology into the 5G cellular standard.
Mobilicom has received a government grant from the Israel Innovation Authority for its project, the scope of which is valued at $650,000 for the next year.
The Heron 5G Consortium is set to run for three to five years, with the collaboration between the various organisations working toward a fully functional demo of their solution.
Trials are planned to begin in 2018-2019 for the 5G next generation of cellular technology.
Mobilicom is a high-tech company that designs, develops and markets solutions for mission critical and remote mobile private communication networks without the need for, or use of, any existing infrastructure.