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Pangea announces innovative 5G relationship with Kingston University

Pangea are thrilled to unveil their 5G Project.

Through a partnership programme dubbed the Knowledge Transfer Program Partnership Pangea are teaming up with Kingston University to explore uncharted tech territory and apply the power of a 5G network to data transferal.

The project’s aim is to develop enriched video compression and data transfer techniques over 4G+ and 5G networks, unlocking speed and quality capabilities with huge implications.

Medics could use ambulance video streams to triage patients before reaching A&E, meaning speedier and potentially life-saving response times. Ambulance trusts could save up to £90m if response times were sped up by just 5 minutes. Body-worn cameras used by the UK police force would also see massive improvements: always-on video streaming will enhance crime scene assessment and save hundreds of hours spent on arduous paperwork.

Pangea will be working alongside Kingston University’s Professor of Wireless Communications, Christos Politis and video compression specialist associate professor Nada Philip. They’ll also be making a top-class graduate hire in the Pangea team to join and head up the project.

‘Alongside speed increases which will rival those delivered by optical fibre, 5G will incorporate IoT technology, which opens up so many possibilities for the health sector and across the emergency services through the use of smart devices,’ said Professor Politis.
Dr Philip, who specialises in video compression, said one of the challenges was how to deliver optimal high quality video consistently through wireless networks when travelling at high speed.

‘When you stream multimedia content, it will be affected by different network conditions. We will be looking at how to ensure the moving images arrive in high-definition, allowing for accurate medical diagnosis and enabling police forces to identify people from their body-camera footage,” she added.

This is all made possible through support provided by Innovate UK, a government-backed public body focused on driving productivity and economic growth.

‘We’re proud to be at the forefront of the push for 5G. By combining our connectivity, commercial expertise, and Channel access with the power and knowledge of Kingston University’s academics, along with access to its 5G testbed, we’ll pave the way for data transferal over powerful 5G networks,’ said MD Dan Cunliffe. ‘The solution will be the first of its kind in the world. It will completely transform how video and other data compression is used across industries and unlock fresh revenue streams for our partners and bring us a step closer to a 5G world.’

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David Dungay

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