8 Projects have been retained from the 66 proposals received by the EC in response to the 5G-PPP ICT-20-2019 call.
These eight projects started in November 2019 and will run for about three years to work on the LONGER TERM VISION.
Whilst 5G early introduction targets “local” network improvements (e.g. at radio access level), the longer term vision targets the realisation of pervasive mobile virtual services, through a network managing compute, storage and transport connectivity functions in an integrated way. The challenge is to transform the network into a low energy distributed computer, where processes and applications are dynamically created, moved and suppressed, depending on the information flows, customer needs, and where new terminal types in cars, objects, appliances, and new interfaces based on gestures, facial expressions, sound and haptics may be the basis of the interaction between humans and the infosystems.