Digital Twin for 5G/Beyond

by Prof. Huan Nguyen, Director, and Dr. Ramona Trestian, LDTRC

  • with thanks to our external collaborators, Dr. Duc To, Viavi Solutions and Dr. Mallik Tatipamula, CTO, Ericsson Silicon Valley

Although many countries have started the initial phase of rolling out 5G, it is still in its infancy with researchers from both academia and industry facing the challenges of developing to its full potential. With the support of Artificial Intelligence (AI), development of digital transformation through the notion of a ‘Digital Twin’ has been taking off in many industries such as smart manufacturing, oil & gas, constructions, bio-engineering, and automotive. However, Digital Twins remain relatively new for 5G networks, despite the obvious potential in helping develop and deploy the complex 5G environment. At London Digital Twin Research Centre, we investigate these topics and discover how Digital Twin could be a powerful tool to fulfil the potentials of 5G networks and beyond.  Some market challenges with open questions exist: (1) how to speed up the deployment of new (but complex) 5G technologies? (2) how to provide flexible testbed facilities with high availability? and (3) who is willing to invest in the expensive 5G deployment with uncertain returns.

Our findings and discussions are to appear soon in IEEE Communications Magazine.

An example of Digital Twin for 5G networks

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LDTRC becomes a member of the Digital Twin Consortium

London Digital Twin Research Centre (LDTRC) has joined 130+ leading industry and academic organisations from all over the world as a full member of the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC).

Digital Twin Consortium drives the adoption, use, interoperability and development of digital twin technology. It propels the innovation of digital twin technology through consistent approaches and open source development. It is committed to accelerating the market and guiding outcomes for users.

The goal of the consortium is to be The Authority in Digital Twin as it relates to policy, security, interoperability and overall development of digital twins. The consortium will define the ecosystem, standards requirements, architectures, open source code, identify gaps, and publish statements and opinions. This will be done in partnership between industry, academia and government in a collaborative open environment.

The digitalisation of the university

  • Prof Balbir Barn gave his thoughts on the risks and opportunities for universities under the COVID-19 situation and how digital twin technology can have an impact

“This year signals UK higher education’s very own anthropocene – a sector-defining point at which universities pivoted en masse to deliver emergency online teaching and new modes of working.” read more