Welcome to the Next Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure...
Developments such as 5G, virtual reality and self-driving vehicles require a radical shift in the way our networks perform and the way they are maintained.
Demands on the current infrastructure are extremely high both in capacity and given the range of services offered.
This programme brings together a team of internationally renowned scientists and engineers working across top universities and BT.
This will create an agile, resilient network capable of meeting the future needs of our rapidly changing society and ensure that the UK’s digital infrastructure continues to be world leading.
In line with this, the team is developing a future network that is “autonomic”, with the capability to react and even predict changes in networking demand, re-configuring infrastructure accordingly with minimal human intervention.
This will lead to new services, improved customer experiences in terms of network reliability, and greater agility for businesses which need digital services that can adapt as they grow with resilience to future demands.
"Next Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure is an ambitious, multi-disciplinary programme of research that aims to develop a transformational approach to managing the next generation of digital infrastructure for the UK" Prof. Nicholas Race, Lancaster University.
Our University partners...
Through this Prosperity Partnership, BT is able to supplement its own research and work with Universities that have leading capabilities in a range of scientific disciplines to meet their strategic objectives. The Universities in the partnership are ones that BT has mature and successful working relationship with over many years, which can be built on and further strengthened.
The Prosperity Partnership provides a unique opportunity to bring together a team of internationally renowned scientists and engineers, in partnership with BT, to address the NG-CDI vision. The Prosperity Partnership also ensures a direct route for the development of technical and commercial coherence across the project as a whole, through this and wider working with industry to accelerate down-streaming into real deployments into the UK’s digital infrastructure.