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Swisscom partners with university for NFV research


Swisscom is partnering with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland for research relating to 5G and network functions virtualisation (NFV).

The operator will provide the University with the infrastructure for research projects relating to these technologies This will include testing various applications and mobile private networks to demonstrate the possibilities for business customers.

The aim is to jointly develop IT solutions on the edge cloud for security, network slicing and mission-critical communication and mobile private networks.

Public safety

Swisscom will test public safety scenarios based on the real requirements of emergency organisations. Other applications include live streaming of video via drones or bodycams and the early detection of traffic flows based on anonymous and aggregated data from mobile communication systems.

“All in all, the guaranteed data traffic will become a fundamental aspect for emergency services in all situations, in order to ensure the control rooms can make the right decisions based on a multitude of information, such as voice, images and videos,” a statement from Swisscom said.

Philippe Joye, Head of Computer Science and Telecommunications at HTA-FR, said, "Teaching and application-oriented research aim to strengthen the competitiveness and innovative strength of our economy as directly and sustainably as possible. We appreciate the trust that Swisscom has placed in us with this specific partnership."