b<>com and Mitsubishi Electric join up to develop the communication networks of the future

This autumn, b<>com and the Rennes research center of Mitsubishi Electric in Europe made a long-term commitment to innovation in order to develop future generations of communication solutions.

The Rennes research center of Mitsubishi Electric in Europe wants to accelerate its work and innovations, particularly on the networks of the future. b<>com, meanwhile, has been developing expertise and legitimacy in 5G since it was created. The two structures therefore formalized their commitment, illustrating once again the dynamism of Rennes and the region of Brittany in digital technologies.

To Bertrand Guilbaud, CEO of b<>com, "We feel honored by the trust placed in us by a research laboratory as prestigious as Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe. It is therefore with great pleasure and passion that we will work with its teams, whom we have known for a long time. The ambition defined within our area of Networks & Security is strong, and the group we have formed to achieve it becomes even more effective from combining all of our skills together." 

"For a group like Mitsubishi Electric, 5G is not just a new generation of mobile networks, but a promise towards greater convergence in networks. In order to assess the complexity of these 5G networks on a broader scale, b<>com seems to us to be an ideal platform to combine our resources with those of its researchers and members. Additionally, our membership in b<>com is in line with a natural evolution of our "open innovation" policy, in force since the site opened in 1995, particularly with industrial and academic partners from Brittany," says Franck Marti, the CEO of Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe.