|Horizon 2020 call||H2020 – ICT- 2020|
|Type of Action||IA|
|Start date||January 1st, 2021|
Open cooperative 5G experimentation platforms for the industrial sector NetApps
5G-INDUCE targets the development of an open, ETSI NFV compatible, 5G orchestration platform for the deployment of advanced 5G NetApps. The platform’s unique features provide the capability to the NetApp developers to define and modify the application requirements, while the underlay intelligent OSS can expose the network capabilities to the end users on the application level without revealing any infrastructure related information. This process enables an application-oriented network management and optimization approach that is in line with the operator’s role as manager of its own facilities, while it offers the development framework environment to any developer and service provider through which tailor-made applications can be designed and deployed, for the benefit of vertical industries and without any indirect dependency through a cloud provider.
The project focuses on the Industry 4.0 vertical sector, as one of the fastest growing and most impactful sectors in European economy with high potentials for application software development SMEs and with the capability to tackle all diverse cases of service requirements. The platform is integrated over three (3) 5G Experimentation Facilities in Spain, Greece, and Italy, while including links towards actual industrial sectors, for the showcasing of NetApps in a real 5G environment. The consortium includes all the required stakeholders (MNOs, Industries, System integrators and SMEs) from all the benefited business sectors evaluated within the project, while significant part of the work is conducted and exploited by innovative SMEs. It is noted that the 5G-INDUCE NetApp deployment and management framework is made available to third party NetApp developers, seeking to promote and evaluate their solutions through the 5G-INDUCE experimentation facilities.
The success of 5G technologies depends closely on their ability to attract vertical stakeholders, seeking the move of their services from cloud to the edge, to meet unique KPIs. The 5G-INDUCE project is based on the belief that such attractiveness requires vertical stakeholders and NetApp developers to be able to smoothly deploy and manage applications in distributed 5G network environments, in a secure fashion and with strict KPI requirements. The successful implementation of this vision constitutes the main objective of 5G-INDUCE. The project focus is directed towards the Industry 4.0 service deployment environment, as a highly exploitable domain for the proposed NetApp porting and management 5G framework.
The core activities of the project towards the implementation and exploitation of the main objective are:
The development and integration of a full-stack NetApp Management Platform including state-of-the-art control and data plane solutions based on intelligent OSS layer, scalable microservices-based cloud orchestration platform, and advance user interfaces for the porting of NetApps and the monitoring of their attributes.
The development and deployment of advanced Industry 4.0 NetApps, showcasing the support of a variety of innovative Industry 4.0 market verticals through the demonstration of advanced use cases that meet demanding Industry 4.0 and 5G KPIs (e.g., ultra-low latency, fast service deployment, high service reliability, while accommodating industrial-grade scalability demands).
The deployment of industry driven 5G Experimentation Infrastructures based on heterogeneous real-world industrial fields, (covering key large-scale sectors, such as automotive, energy, and home appliances), combined with public 5G network infrastructures.
The identification of the enabling Businesses and exploitation potentials towards all the impacted market stakeholders (i.e. (i) industrial players, (ii) network operators, and (iii) a large pool of NetApp developing SMEs/start-ups), through a beneficial business model for all, while maintaining discrete and distinct roles for each of these stakeholders.
List of Participants
|1||COORDINATOR||CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI||IT|
|2||ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE||EL|
|3||WIND TRE SPA||IT|
|4||ERICSSON ESPANA SA||ES|
|5||UNISYSTEMS LUXEMBOURG SARL||LU|
|6||WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA||IT|
|7||FORD ESPANA SL||ES|
|8||PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.||EL|
|10||UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND||UK|
|11||GIOUMPITEK MELETI SCHEDIASMOS YLOPOIISI KAI POLISI ERGON PLIROFORIKIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS||EL|
|12||INTERNET INSTITUTE, COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS AND CONSULTING LTD||SI|
|13||5G COMMUNICATIONS FOR FUTURE INDUSTRY VERTICALS SL||ES|
|14||YERBA BUENA VR EUROPE SL||ES|
|15||ASTI MOBILE ROBOTICS SA||ES|
|16||UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS||ES|
|17||ILINK NEES TEXNOLOGIES OE||EL|
|19||EIGHT BELLS LTD||CY|
|20||SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED||CY|