-Workshop on business models and techno-economic analysis for 5G networks
5GCity in collaboration with VirtuWind, 5GEX, SPEED-5G, 5G-MiEdge, and 5G-MoNArch projects are organizing the “2nd Workshop on business models and techno-economic analysis for 5G networks”. The reason for the workshop is to show case the work of 5GCity and other 5G projects and discuss business and techno-economic issues of 5G networking. The workshop also hopes to bring together 5G projects as well as other interested parties which have a common interest in the development and progression of the identified topics.
The workshop will take place at 18 of June at Ljubljana, Slovenia and will focus on relevant business- and techno-economic aspects of 5G networks.
Interested parties are requested to submit their papers until the 27th of April by email at email@example.com
Workshop papers can be either Presentations, Extended Abstracts (2 pages) or Full Papers (5 pages) and will be reviewed by the Workshop Technical Programme Committee. These papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings.
–5GCAR is organising a special session at EuCNC’18 on “Reality check for Connected Autonomous Driving”.
This special session will be dedicated to advances in 5G V2X communications and the vision of deploying such advances in connected and autonomous cars. With the development of ultra-low latency, extremely high reliability and massive device access in 5G, the ambitions for smart driving applications will soon become reality.
Therefore, the session brings together experts from telecom and automotive industry to discuss:
What are the desired use cases in the connected and autonomous cars and when are we expecting them?
What are the challenges for telecommunication network, for device manufacturers as well as car manufacturers, and how each sector is addressing those?
What is the status of current standards and spectrum regulations in supporting those challenges?
What are the lessons learnt from experimentation?
-Network Management and QoS
The 5G PPP Working Group hosts its 3rd Workshop on Network Management and QoS @EuCNC’18 on Monday, 18-June.
The workshop will bring together contributing projects within the 5G PPP as well as other interested parties (organisations and external projects) who wish to develop and progress topics such as network management, QoS, SDN and NFV, in addition to the vertical integration of network management.
In particular SLICENET, MATILDA and SELFNET are leading this workshop, with support from 5GCity, 5G-Essense, IoRL, 5G-Media, One5G, 5G-Phos, Sat-5G and 5G-Transformer.
-From cloud ready to cloud native transformation: What it means and Why it matters?
The 5G PPP Working Group on Software Network will host its 4th workshop at EuCNC-2018 on Monday, 18-June.
The Workshop will be the occasion to release the white paper under preparation by the WG on Cloud Native in Telco. Also it will bring together various contributing projects within the Software Network Working Group and as well as other interested projects and parties to stimulate the discussion and share views/results about Open Network, SDN & Virtualization towards Telco-Cloud, Service based architecture (SOA, microservices, SBA), Role of Cloud Native Architecture & Micro services in Stack Readiness for 5G Rollout, Assuring 5G Services, Co-Creation and Ecosystem Play of 5G in a Telco Cloud Environment, Challenges with deploying telecom workloads in a distributed cloud, Hybrid clouds (public cloud + network edge clouds) and workload migration, High availability (resiliency, self-healing, redundancy), lifecycle management in the cloud with appropriately redesigned OSS/BSS, etc.
In particular NGPaaS and SLICENET are leading this workshop, with support from 5G-TANGO, MATILDA, 5G-TRANSFORMER, 5G-CORAL, 5GEX, 5G-PICTURE and NRG5.
Workshop papers can be either Presentations, Extended Abstracts (2 pages) or Full Papers (5 pages) and will be reviewed by the Workshop Technical Program Committee. These papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings.
The European Commission strongly supports International cooperation and seeks for a global consensus on 5G for the development of globally accepted standards and spectrum requirements. Agreements have already been signed with all regions in the world. In 2015, the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership, 5G PPP, established partnerships with similar 5G programs outside Europe. From June 2014 to March 2017, MoUs were signed between 5G PPP and peer organisations throughout the world (respectively with the 5G Forum in South Korea in June 2014, 5G Americas in the US and the 5GMF in Japan in March 2015, the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group in China in September 2015, Telebrasil in Brazil in March 2017).
In October 2015, the 5G Infrastructure Association – Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) and partner organisations (5G Americas, 5GMF, 5G Forum, IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group) decided to jointly organise “Global 5G Events” twice a year to globally promote 5G. These “Global 5G Events” are intended to support multi-lateral collaboration on 5G systems across continents and countries.
To date, four “Global 5G Events” have been held. The “Global 5G Events” intend to support multilateral collaboration on 5G systems across continents and countries. Basic areas of interest for the “Global 5G Events” include, but are not limited to:
Vision and requirements of 5G systems and networks
Basic system concepts
Spectrum bands to support the global regulatory process
Future 5G global standards
Promotion of 5G ecosystem growth
During these two-day events, government representatives, high representatives from 5G programs and other 5G supporting organisations, association leaders, many industry experts as well as leading universities and research centers participated and shared the latest Research and Development achievements.
The First Global 5G Event took place in Beijing, China on May 31st and June 1st, 2016. It was hosted by IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group in China with the theme of “Building 5G Technology Ecosystem”.
The Second Global 5G Event was held in Rome, Italy on November 9th and 10th, 2016 under the responsibility of the 5G-IA/5G PPP. It dealt with “Enabling the 5G EcoSphere”. On this special occasion, the final version of the first 5G Annual Journal was distributed.
After the successful events of 2016, the Third Global 5G Event was held on May 24th and 25th, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan, just one year after the First Global 5G Event. It focused on the practical use of 5G from 2020 and beyond and provided news regarding “the 5G Filed Trial Project in Japan” that begins in 2017.
The Fourth Global 5G Event was held in Seoul, South Korea on November 22-24, 2017. It was organised by 5G Forum.
The MWC’18 was a major opportunity to promote 5G progress in Europe. The 5G-IA and 5G PPP projects had a big presence and received a lot of interest with media, policy-makers and attendees visiting the booth and demonstrations. A number of papers were released and paper-copies distributed on the booth (latest Pan-European 5G Trials Roadmap, 5G architecture design recommendation from phase 1 projects, 5G PPP Automotive White paper, the European Annual Journal 2017).
Europe will make spectrum available by 2020
On March 1st, 2018, the European Parliament, the Council, and the European Commission reached a provisional political agreement about the availability of radio spectrum for 5G by 2020 in the EU.
According to the European Commission, the provisional agreement will prepare the ground for 5G network deployment across the EU, taking into account the previous agreements on the setting of radio spectrum fees, on eliminating cross-border interference and on deploying the small cells more easily.
The fifth of the biannual Global 5G Event (GEG5) to be held in Austin, Texas on May 16 and 17, 2018 is organised by 5G Americas. The 5G New Horizons Wireless Symposium will discuss the current status and progress of 5G.
Colin Willcock, Chair of 5G-IA, will be a keynote speaker during the panel on ‘5G Trends and Collaborations: Regional Trends and Inter-Regional Cooperation Activities’.
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General 5G-IA will moderate a panel on ‘Global Operator Viewpoints: Regional Visions of the 5G Network’.
Didier Bourse, Senior Director, European R&I Programs, Nokia Innovation Steering, Nokia and 5G Trials WG chair, will participate in the panel on 5G Trials and Pre-Commercial Launches: Concrete Results and Lessons Learned’.
Simone Redana, Head of Mobile Network Architecture & Systems Research Group, Bell Nokia Labs and Chairman, 5GPPP Architecture Working Group, will take part in the debate on The Future of 5G: The Ultimate 5G Experts.
Mustafa Ergen, Chief Technology Advisor, Türk Telekom & Professor, Istanbul Technical University and 5G-IA board member will contribute to the panel on 5G Services and Use Cases’.
Emmanuel Dotaro, Director of ICT & Security Labs, Thales Communications & Information Systems and 5G-IA board member, will be a keynote speaker in the panel on ‘5G Ecosystem: Chipsets, Infrastructure, Security, Devices, Artificial Intelligence and More’.
The sixth Global 5G Event will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 21-23, 2018.
The 2018 edition of EUCNC “5G and beyond” scheduled in June 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, will also be a major opportunity to promote 5G PPP projects and achievements.
Data monetisation is a key challenge for the industry as a whole. With 5G, the issue becomes even greater.
Today, LTE offers are evolving from a volume-based model to customised QoS based-offers. Recent changes in the marketplace have driven operators to take a new approach:
Differentiation based on content, with dedicated speeds or data caps for different types of content (music, games) or device (wearables);
Tiering by video quality (SD/HD);
Use of cellular data in a fixed situation, either to complement or replace fixed access.
Speed-based billing appears to be trendy, alone or in combination volume-based pricing. Speed-based pricing requires sophisticated network resources to be able to guarantee minimum speeds.
Fundamental advances in 5G, such as the concept of network slicing, will make it a customised network of customised networks to many various customers. From the operator’s point of view, network slicing and virtualisation bring in the ability to split their network into various virtual networks and to provide on-demand network services. As a result, it enables monetisation of every network’s part thanks to Network as a Service (IaaS). Major benefits include:
Upfront costs reduction. Only the required functions can be deployed to meet the needs of specific customer and particular market segments.
Quicker deployment. Additionally, they can deploy more quickly because fewer functions are to be deployed. Requirements for each slice are defined by the operator: for instance, QoS requirements can be adapted to each user or application or device using the slice.
Operators can provide access to slices to third parties (verticals, MVNOs, OTT service providers) in a NaaS model. These additional providers could operate dedicated slices independently, create and manage their own networks.
Network customisation and customer differentiation. Players have the possibility to introduce network customisation and customer differentiation. MNO can accordingly get the opportunity to monetise Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE).
2G/3G networks shut down
The survival of 2G/3G networks is questionable at a time when 5G emerges
MNOs have already experienced network shut downs. 1G technologies were decommissioned when 3G emerged. There also were initial talks of switching off 2G networks when 3G was released but it did not happen that early.
Currently 2G and 3G networks are on stage. Some MNOs have already experienced 2G shut downs, others had to close networks operating on standards without any future. The trend in fact appeared first in Japan in 2008 when KDDI switched off its CDMA network. Domestic rivals NTT DoCoMo and Softbank Mobile followed respectively in 2012 and 2010 by shutting down their PDC network. The idea has begun to spread to North America and Europe since then.
However, shutting down 2G or 3G networks is a major challenge. It is a time-consuming process to move all customers, including business customers. The fate of old, non-compatible standards was decided as soon as more efficient more convenient, adaptable and wide-spread technologies came up.
A lot of 2G/3G networks closed in the past five years, mostly in Asia and mostly 2G networks. In Singapore and Taiwan 2G networks were shut down respectively in April and August 2017. In Japan, PDC networks closed between March 2003 and 2010. In the USA, iDEN SPrint’s network closed back in 2013, the GSM AT&T network was shut down in January 2017. The trend is widespreading in Europe where a number of announcements have publicly been disclosed.
SELFNET will present in this workshop its network management framework, which provides three major benefits for 5G networks:
The SELFNET framework helps operators build a resilient network infrastructure for 5G, which makes the most effective use of the network technologies they already have.
The SELFNET framework enables service providers to significantly reduce the time for service creation, depending on the conditions down to about 10 minutes. The SELFNET framework can help network operators significantly reduce the total cost of ownership for their network infrastructures.
5G PPP @ARES 2018
Hamburg, Germany – August 27-30, 2018
5G PPP projects 5G-ENSURE and IoRL will co-chair the Workshop on 5G Networks Security (5G-NS 2018) held in Hamburg, Germany (August 27-30, 2018) in conjunction with the ARES Projects Symposium 2018 at 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security.
Please consider submitting papers to theWorkshophttp://www.ares-conference.eu ). The deadline for paper submission is April 25th, 2018. The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. It is necessary that all papers submitted to EasyChair are anonymized (no names or affiliations of authors should be visible in the paper).
They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/submission/.
5th Global 5G Event
Austin, TX USA- May 16th-17th
As stated by Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas in Seoul late November 2017 (4th Global 5G Event), the next Global 5G Event will be organised by 5G Americas in Austin, TX, on May 16th and 17th. The 5G New Horizons Wireless Symposium is co-located with both 5G North America and BCE at the Austin Convention Center.
The 5G-IA will be represented by eight speakers and moderators including:
-Colin Willcock, Chairman of the Board, will take part of the “5G Trends and Collaborations” panel
-Didier Bourse, Chair of the 5G PPP Technology Board will present European achievements and schedules in 5G Trials and Pre-Commercial Launches,
-Dr. Simone Redana, Chairman of 5G PPP Architecture Working Group, will contribute to the “Future of 5G: The ultimate 5G Experts” panel.
-Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General 5G-IA will moderate a panel on regional visions of the 5G Network where Eric Watko will speak. Jean-Pierre will also speak in the Architecture panel.
-Prof. Giovanni Corrazza, President CINECA will moderate panel on the future of 5G.
Dr. Peter Stuckmann Head of Unit – Future Connectivity Systems DC CONNECT, European Commission will also be there.
See here for additional information on the Symposium.
Kansas City, USA – May 20-24
“Communications for Connecting Humanity”
5G-MoNArch organises a Workshop on 5G Architecture on May 24th, 2018. View the CfP here. Paper submission deadline is January 3rd, 2018.
CLEEN’18 / VTC’18 Spring
Porto, Portugal – June 3rd
6th International Workshop in conjunction with VTC’18 Spring
“Cloud Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Mobile Communication Networks”
In this 2018 edition, a particular emphasis to edge cloud, MEC and vertical segments will be given, due to the growing interest of these topics toward 5G networks.
The ONE5G project focuses on boosting the capacity of mobile networks, improving their energy efficiency and enabling a variety of new vertical use cases in dense urban areas as well as in rural environments. ONE5G has received eight million Euros in funding from the European Commission under the EU’s “Horizon 2020” initiative to drive research that enables a swift move towards 5G NR and advance digitization.
The 5G CHAMPION “5G Communication with a Heterogeneous, Agile Mobile network in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic competition” Project develops key enabling technologies for a proof-of-concept environment to be showcased at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea. This will allow maximum visibility for the available technology two years ahead of 2020, i.e. the official launch of 5G. 5G-CHAMPION is led by CEA-LETI on the EU side and by ETRI on the South Korean side.
Several workshops focusing on 5G. Several 5G PPP projects involved.
A main 5G workshop approaching the last innovations and research activities in 5G PPP is organised:
Phase 2 in 5G PPP: from Theoretical Studies to Proof-of-Concepts and Technology Demonstrators. The workshop includes the following topics:
• 5G New Radio: novel techniques in modulation, coding and waveform.
• Beamforming and massive MIMO.
• 5G Radio Access Network design.
• 5G Core Network design.
• Network Slicing for dynamically adaptable 5G networks.
• Proof-of-concepts, prototypes and demonstrations for 5G.
• Technology advancements for specific verticals such as M&E, IoT or automotive.
Moreover, the conference will hold specific workshops organized by one Phase 1 project (5G-Ex) and several 5G PPP Phase 2 projects: 5G-Ex (“Control and Management of Vertical Slicing including the Edge and Fog Systems” ), 5G-Xcast (“Point-to-Multipoint as Key Technology Element for 5G Systems”), IoRL (“A Scalable and License Free 5G Internet of Radio Light Architecture for Services in Homes and Businesses”) 5G-Transformer (“Control and Management of Vertical Slicing including the Edge and Fog Systems” with 5G-CORAL and 5G-Ex), Bluespace (“5G Infrastructure: Requirements and Enablers from Broadcasting and Multimedia Applications”), NGPaaS (“Accelerating Microservices: Design and Development” ) and 5G-MEDIA (“Media delivery innovations using flexible network models in 5G”). The 5G-Xcast project is organizing a one day tutorial on Tuesday 5th of June.
5G PPP @IEEE 5G World Forum
Santa Clara CA, USA- July 9-11
5G-IA, 5G-XCast and NGPaaS will be there.
A Special Session is organised on “Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era” organised and co-sponsored by 5G-XCast.
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General 5G-IA, co-organises the “Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session”.
EuCNC 2018 is the 27th edition of a successful series of technical conferences in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by IEEE ComSoc and EURASIP, and financially supported by the European Commission, focusing on communication networks and systems, and reaching services and applications. It targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present their latest research results, being one of the main venues for showcasing, demonstrating and trialling the results of research projects, especially from successive European R&D programmes.
See information on 5G PPP projects contribution and workshops organisation above.
Durban, South Africa- May 29-30
The 5G Huddle and Wireless World Research Forum meeting (WWRF40) in Durban, South Africa, May 29-30 2018. The meeting will be hosted by the Meraka Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
The theme for the 5G Huddle is “5G for All” and it will feature a keynote presentation from the 5G-IA Secretary General Jean-Pierre Bienaimé.
The theme for the research Forum meeting is: 5G and Broadband Connectivity for All.
The deadline of the Call for Extended Abstracts is March 9th , 2018.