U.K., Germany on 5G network quest


Britain and Germany will team up to work on developing the next superfast mobile network, 5G, Prime Minister David Cameron told the opening of the world’s biggest high-tech fair Sunday.

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 “a world on fast forward.”

The fifth-generation network will enable a full-length film to be downloaded on the Internet in one second, Cameron said at the 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.