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Professor David Crawford

Strathclyde University

Abstract:

In a recent collaboration between the UK and South Korea, digital connectivity to underground subway trains was demonstrated in the Glasgow Subway and in the Seoul Metro. This presentation will discuss the Glasgow demonstrator, which used 5G Standalone (SA) technology and shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz frequency band. The project – 5G RailNext – was supported by the UK Government, with Cisco as the lead partner.

Professional Experience:

David Crawford joined the University of Strathclyde in 2011 to run the then newly-formed Centre for White Space Communications, working closely with industry partners and other organizations to investigate techniques and novel approaches for affordable Internet connectivity in hard-to-reach areas. A key aspect of his work has been in the area of affordable access to spectrum via spectrum sharing, both in the UK and other parts of the world.

Present activities:              

Present activities include the UK Government-supported 5G New Thinking project, which is investigating techniques and business models for providing digital connectivity in extremely remote rural locations.


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