Media January 2015

Deal for big data bodies

The University of Southampton and the Japanese government are to join forces to develop new technologies for high-speed data networks in densely populated user areas, according to a press release issued on 8 December.

Researchers from the institution’s Optoelectronics Research Centre will work on the SAFARI project to deliver the network capacity required for the increasing number of mobile broadband users, which is expected to exceed 3.9bn in 2017.

With funding of about ¥222mn from the European Commission, under the Horizon 2020 Programme, the project involves Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation and Fujikura Ltd.