Key take-aways from recent White Papers and Cross-5G PPP Workshops
Great success at the 3rd cross-5G PPP workshop!
The cross-project workshop was held in Athens on February 6-7, 2017. The workshop, jointly organized by a set of 5G PPP Phase 1 projects after the initiative of METIS-II, was the third in the series, after those in Kista in 2015 and in Valencia in 2016.
The workshop was a significant effort of the project METIS-II, which aims to bring the European research activities on 5G together, to enable collaboration among the ongoing projects to create a unified European view, and to ensure a successful start of standardisation of 5G system in the next months.
Collaborative White Paper on “Cognitive Network Management for 5G”
The 5G PPP Working group on Network Management and QoS issued a position paper on “Cognitive Network Management for 5G” and asked for inputs.
The final version is now available. Views sent through the online consultation have been integrated.
5G represents a complete revolution of mobile networks for accommodating the over-growing demands of users, services and application. In contrast to previous transitions between mobile networks generations, in 5G there will be a much complex management requirements based on the softwarization of network resources. This ultimately will lead to a system that requires realtime management based on a hierarchy of complex decision making techniques that analyse historical, temporal and frequency network data. Cognitive network management has been proposed as the current solution for this problem, in which the use of machine learning to develop self-aware, self-configuring, self-optimization, self-healing and self-protecting systems will enable cognitive network management. This technology is needed for managing a demanding infrastructure but one that yet has to present scalability and flexibility, such as that needed in 5G. In this paper, the novelties for network management in 5G are presented, including: autonomicity, NFV, SDN, network slicing, architectures, security and KPIs.
All these points are also explained in the context of the current development of network management solutions within the 5GPPP phase 1 projects, including: CogNet, Selfnet, SONATA and 5GeX. The Selfnet management architecture and its possibilities for efficient self-organized network management for 5G based on virtualized and software defined networks have been specifically described. The development of such novelties will pave the way for not only the future of cognitive network management, but for 5G and also the future mobile network generations.
Great set of presentations and panels @ 5G PPP workshop on 5G Architecture and RAN Integration”
mmMAGIC, METIS-II, 5G-CROSSHAUL and 5G-NORMA are organising a workshop on RAN architecture and integration on March 30-31, 2017 in London.
The 5G PPP Workshop on 5G Architecture and RAN Integration was a well-received event in Samsung Leadership Centre,Chertsey, bringing together over 60 delegates from 5G community incl. 5GPPP, academia and industry. We had great set of presentations from #5GPPP on Day 1 and more from Industry on Day 2, adding the views of some key 5G Ecosystem players (Operators-BT-Arqiva, Regulatory Bodies-Ofcom, Standardisation Groups-3GPP-ETSI and Verticals) to the picture.
mmMAGIC organised the 2nd International Workshop on Millimeter Wave-Based Integrated Mobile Communications for 5G Networks (mmW5G) on March 19, 2017 in San Francisco (USA). The workshop was co-located with IEEE WCNC 2017 (19-22 March 2017).
The mmW5G workshop along WCNC 2017 was very successful event. We had 2 great keynotes and all the papers were presented to a high standard. We also had a lively panel session with a lot of interaction from the audience. The presentations are available here for interested readers.
After the successful events of 2016, held in China (Beijing) and in Europe (Rome), the series of high level events on the 5G ecosystem continues this year in Japan (Tokyo), on May 24-25. The 3rd Global 5G Event is hosted by the 5G Mobile Forum (5GMF).
It will offer participants lively debates around 5G spectrum, standards and deployment as well as exciting showcases of the latest 5G developments from industrial players.
5GMF is also organising an exhibition, which will be held in the Tokyo Big Site, co-located with the Wireless Technology Park (WTP) 2017, a major event which in 2016 attracted more than 47,000 visitors.
The 5G PPP projects METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-CROSSHAUL and Flex5Gware all have the aim to take the 5G design one step further in level of detail, find consensus on key design aspects such as mentioned above, and prepare a smooth start of 3GPP study items in 2016 and work items in 2017. The workshop will build upon its successful predecessors, focus on the 5G RAN design and provide the opportunity to share and discuss final results from the mentioned projects or other 5G research activities. The workshop is col-located with IEEE ICC 2017 (21-25 May 2017). Papers have been submitted by METIS-II so far.
5G-NORMA @4th International workshop on 5G Architecture @ICC 2017
Paris, France- May 25
5G-NORMA is organising the 4th International Workshop on 5G Architecture to be held in Paris on 25 May 2017 alongside with the IEEE ICC 2017.
It is essential to introduce a 5G End-to-End Architecture that allows for a cost- and time-efficient introduction of 5G, that integrates a variety of novel technologies rolled out in various stages, and that is sufficiently flexible to accommodate applications and services that are yet to be envisioned. For example, to allow 5G to support low latency, it is not sufficient to design a low latency RAN, since latency is an end-to-end factor and hence requires the joint design of RAN, Core and Transport Networks. Hence, the new E2E Architecture will have to be programmable, software driven and managed holistically to enable a diverse services in a profitable way. This requires novel ways of designing the mobile network architecture (radio access, core and transport network), operating the network, and offering interfaces.
This workshop will present recent research results covering the need for 5G spectrum and the suitability of the frequency bands under consideration (sub-GHz to millimetre) for 5G to provide ambitious services and adequate coverage, especially leveraging the 5G PPP projects advancements. Special attention will be given to the vertical industry requirements.
As no wireless 5G service can be provided without satisfactory access to radio spectrum – regulatory spectrum availability for enabling timely trials and commercial roll-outs of 5G technology and service provision will be discussed. The availability and selection of the right 5G frequencies is of crucial importance to the current on-going international standardisation, to the European industry stakeholders 5G Manifesto and to the EC’s 5G Action Plan, as also pointed out in the RSPG opinion on 5G spectrum.
The Workshop is organised by the 5G PPP Spectrum Working Group.
EuCNC 2017 is the 26th edition of a successful series of a technical and scientific conference open to the world research community, sponsored by the European Commission, in the area of Telecommunications, focusing on communication networks and systems, and reaching services and applications. It aims at showcasing the results of the consecutive programmes on R&D and projects co-financed by European programmes, as well as presenting the latest developments in this area. The conference will have regular oral and poster sessions, and well as panels, tutorials, workshops, keynotes, and demos.
EuCNC 2017 is the 26th edition of a successful series of a technical and scientific conference open to the world research community, sponsored by the European Commission, in the area of Telecommunications, focusing on communication networks and systems, and reaching services and applications. It aims at showcasing the results of the consecutive programmes on R&D and projects co-financed by European programmes, as well as presenting the latest developments in this area. The conference will have regular oral and poster sessions, and well as panels, tutorials, workshops, keynotes, and demos. 5G PPP Projects will be involved in the event with several synergic initiatives:
➧The Euro-5G project will coordinate and support the demos presented by the 8 SMEs projects showcasing their demos, as following detail:
AICO Software intends to present methods and approaches to evaluate and test the performance of 5G components and services based on modelling.
InnoRoute will show its TrustNode research router and its programming along with later business applications.
JCP Connect will show our MoBcache router-server which performs in-network caching.
CityPassenger will present its innovative security approaches dedicated to IoT.
ARDIC will show their IoT Services capabilities with our platform and edge devices, including gateway.
Visiona Ingeniería de Proyectos will present its Broadcast Application taking advantage of Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) capabilities and working as an Over-the-Top (OTT) service.
Nextworks will present two demonstrations (videos): a) Energy-efficient provisioning of vEPC service instances in 5G networks b) Dynamic reconfiguration of security chains in 5G mobile networks.
Montimage: will present its research work on monitoring virtualised environments applicable to Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualisation. A specific case study will be shown related to NDN (Named Data Networks).
➧FANTASTIC-5G, SPEED-5G and Flex5GWare are co-organising the 2nd edition of the 5G PPP Workshop on “5G PHY/MAC Layers Design and Hardware Aspects Below and Above 6 GHz” on June 12th, 2017.
The air interfaces for 2G, 3G, and 4G were all designed for specific use cases (limited only to voice and data communications) with a certain number of limited KPIs in mind (throughput, capacity, dropped/blocked call rates, etc.). However, 5G requires the support of a much broader class of services and consequently a very diverse family of devices and traffic characteristics. The scope of this workshop is to find the major conclusions and results of the FANTASTIC-5G, SPEED-5G and Flex5GWare projects on the design of the new 5G air interface below 6 GHz account that supports all such application constraints. This will specifically include the specific findings regarding 5G new waveforms, flexible air interface for the 5G vertical market, coexistence issues, flexible and adaptive novel MAC design, and a much more dynamic management of the available spectrum resources and advanced sensing techniques. In addition, the workshop will present enabling technology solutions for massive machine-type communication, ultra-reliable communications as well as interference mitigation with FDD and TDD providing 7-10x higher spectral efficiency over LTE 4×4 outcome. Eventually, the workshop will highlight implementation issues of the new 5G air interface for bands below and above 6 GHz, which will pose stringent requirements on the hardware platforms. For this reason, an important topic in this workshop is related to new concepts and solutions for highly performant, energy efficient and flexible hardware (both analogue and digital) in 5G networks.
The workshop will focus on relevant business- and techno-economic-aspects of future 5G networks. It will provide insight on the business impacts and opportunities from the deployment of 5G networks for all actors in the telecommunications ecosystem such as verticals, incumbent and new operators, service providers, application developers, content providers, regulators, equipment manufacturers etc. The potential for new roles such as brokers, aggregators and marketplaces, will also be discussed.
➧5G-CROSSHAUL and 5G-XHAUL are co-organising (with iCIRRUS) a Workshop on “New XHaul solutions for the 5G transport challenge” on June 12th.
➧The Software Network Working Group (SONATA, 5GEx, 5G-Crosshaul, Superfluidity, Charisma, SESAME, Selfnet, Virtuwind, Coherent) is organising a Workshop on “Software Networks and 5G: from network programmability to SDN/NFV combination for effective network slicing” on June 12th.
➧SESAME, COHERENT, 5G-XHAUL and CHARISMA are preparing a Special Session on ”Development of a Cloud-enabled “Small Cell as a Service” concept, for Multi-Tenancy and Edge Services in the 5G Framework.”
➧FLEX5GWare and mmMAGIC, with 5G-Champion, 5G-MiEdge are working on a Workshop on “Prototyping the 5th Generation Cellular Wireless Technology”.
➧mmMAGIC is organising a Workshop on “Millimetre-wave technology for 5G access, fronthaul and backhaul”.
➧Euro-5G will give information on phase 2 projects.
➧5G-ENSURE organises a workshop on 5G Security on June 12th with the Security WG.
5G World 2017: “Inspriring the Connected World through Next-Gen Networks” European roadmap, Global impact” @London Tech Week
London, UK – June 13-15
5G World is a part of London Tech week’s new festival of technology, TechXLR8. Join us in June for a unique event focused on shaping and defining the future of mobile networks. Hear from over 150 thought-provoking speakers on hot topics including: 5G in practice, 5G ready networks, Network slicing, Next-gen services and IoT. Enjoy the new enhanced demo zone, networking hub and network security focus day.
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