What does 5G PPP do for Europe?
|5G PPP has just published a brochure highlighting key achievements. It provides details on achievements on how 5G PPP places Europe in the global 5G race, how it drives the European economy, and how it supports citizens and public authorities.
Placed Europe in the global 5G race
The 5G PPP global impact achievements already include:
And Phase 3 is already bridging research to implementation.
Created 5G technology leadership for European industry
– Successfully achieved most of the challenging business and societal key performance indicator (KPIs) as well as the technical ones
Supported Europe’s leadership in the digitisation of industry and society
– Facilitating the creation of new societally beneficial services such as smart cities, e-health, intelligent transport, power, environmental protection, education or entertainment & media
Key outputs from the 5G Vertical User Workshop
|On 12 and 13 February 2019, the 5G Vertical User Workshop, an initiative of 3GPP Market Representative Partners 5GAA, 5G-IA, 5G-ACIA and PSCE, was organised as a collaborative event for strategic dialogue between industries and 3GPP by exchanging on future needs and upcoming cellular standard developments. The workshop as a result, aimed to produce a report shared directly to 3GPP Project Coordination Group (PCG) as a mean to stimulate and facilitate greater involvement of the 5G Vertical Users in the 3GPP process.
On 12 and 13 February 2019, the 5G Vertical User Workshop, an initiative of 3GPP Market Representative Partners 5GAA, 5G-IA, 5G-ACIA and PSCE, was organised as a collaborative event for strategic dialogue between industries and 3GPP by exchanging on future needs and upcoming cellular standard developments. The workshop as a result, aimed to produce a report shared directly to 3GPP Project Coordination Group (PCG) as a mean to stimulate and facilitate greater involvement of the 5G Vertical Users in the 3GPP process.
The workshop brought together a host of experts from 5G standardization and a number vertical industries hoping to harness 5G including Automotive, Public Safety, Industry Automation, Utilities, Broadcasting, Satellites and Railways; as well as policy makers at the EU and Member State level.
Overall the event was successful in stimulating open dialogue and actions across all participants in an informal workshop setting that supported all involved to share their perspectives and experiences from their industry and standardisation, and therefore how related processes may well be improved moving forward. Several possible options were discussed in terms of how to deliver improvements, and what corresponding changes to interaction could look like if required. Could this involve further workshops outside of 3GPP which could then drive action within the established channels? Or should there be alteration to vertical and MRP orientated rules of procedure to foster greater contributions?
Moreover, several open tools were discussed for better tracking activity and on-going work to make 3GPP more accessible to those joining, and those already, involved that may experience difficulties in contributing during this important period in the standardization of 5G. The need for such improvements are especially pronounced due to the forthcoming TSG#84 in December 2019, during which the completion of both Rel. 16 upon which 5G will be so dependent, and finalisation of the scope for Rel. 17 are both scheduled.
There was a clear consensus among organizational partners and participants that an informal workshop and forum of this type was of use to help stimulate productive discussion on how to proceed with inter-MRP interaction in future.
In light of this, it was proposed that a second event with more focus on practical steps to be taken by 5G vertical industries and SDOs to improve vertical input would be of value, however the setting of this event is yet to be determined; interested Market Representational Partnerswill be coordinating to decide on the most effective next steps to convert what was valuable dialogue into impactful actions.
Presentations can be downloaded here.
Key outputs from the India EU stakeholders WS
|The India EU Stakeholders’ Workshop on 5G Technology Landscape organised by TSDSI-5GIA-BIF supported by Delegation of the European Union to India and India-EU Cooperation Project on ICT-Related Standardisation, Policy and Legislation was held in New Delhi, India, on 5-6 February 2019.
5G-IA, 5G PPP and EC speakers took active part, alongside high-level Indian officials and experts. Attendees were warmly welcomed by Ms Pamela Kumar, Director General of TSDSI.
As planned in mid-2018 after the signature of our MoU with TSDSI, this workshop was the first significant illustration of cooperation with India on 5G. Five 5G PPP Projects were involved there: IoRL, 5G-XCast, Sat5G, 5GMoNarch and NGPaaS. The Workshop covered topics from following areas:
5G-XCast Deliverable D2.2
|5G-Xcast released its Deliverable D2.2 on Analysis of the Technical Developments Against the Use Cases. Download it free from this link.
This final version of D2.2 provides an analysis of the technical developments within the project against the use cases and their respective requirements developed in deliverable D2.1. It details how these high-level requirements have been translated by the technical work packages into ones specific to their domain of study. It then goes on to analyse how the technology developed within the project is delivering against those requirements and the KPIs developed within 5G PPP as well as against relevant KPIs defined by the ITU in the IMT2020 process.
The analysis shows that a lot of work was performed to find out the defiencies and limitations concerning the specifications in Rel-14 in case of LTE and Rel-15 and Rel-16 in case of New Radio. The already defined use cases and requirements have been matched to the developments in WP3, WP4 and WP5. The developments within the project are moving in the right direction but there is some further work to do around real implementations such as interfaces, services and user devices. A further update to this deliverable will be made later on to reflect these developments.
Phase 2 key achievements/Phase 3 (Part2) Pre-Structuring Model
|Phase 2 Key Achievements
Phase 2 has just ended. Phase 2 Key Achievements from the 5G PPP include 60 highlighted results from the phase 2 projects categorised under 14 program level achievements.
Read more here!
Phase 3 (Part2) Pre-Structuring Model
The Phase 3 (Part 2) Pre-structuring Model Version 1.0 has been released by the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) on 08.02.19. Targeting a successful and coherent PPP Phase 3.II research and innovation programme and building on PPP Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3.I experience, the 5G Infrastructure Association members have developed the Phase 3.II PreStructuring Model (PSM). The goal is to ensure that the forthcoming set of projects (portfolio) will cleverly work together in Phase 3 and between Phase 2 and Phase 3. The Model is focused on Phase 3.II projects portfolio and related projects, not on proposals, and is building on the EC draft Work Programme 2018-2020 (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-leit-ict_en.pdf) and on the current draft EC Work Programme 2020. The Model is presenting features and recommendations to guarantee smooth integration of new projects in existing coordinated programme. It is targeting system recommendations to develop future efficient cross-projects cooperation, ensuring a comprehensive coverage of R&I topics, with no gaps or redundancies.
The PSM Phase 3.II is focusing on the following EC Strategic Objectives:
DOWNLOAD the model here: Phase 3 (Part 2) Pre-structuring Model Version 1.0
Second Towards TeraHertz Communications WS
|Brussels, Belgium – March 7, 8:30-17:00
The ICT Beyond 5G Cluster (formed by seven H2020 funded in the ICT-09-2017 call (more info http://ultrawave2020.eu/ict-09-2017-cluster/ with the support of European Commission) will host the 2nd Towards THz Communications Workshop with the support of the European Commission.
This 2nd workshop aims at bringing together key actors currently working on, or having interest, in THz communications in order to explore future R&I plans for the period beyond 2020. The main goal of the workshop will be to have an overview of the current state of the art of the research in this area, to discuss the main challenges still to be explored, to highlight key research directions for future R&I actions and to share opinions on the foreseen frequency bands which could be good candidate to be supported by the EU in the global allocation exercise.
The workshop will be concluded by a panel session with the plenary speakers to summarise ideas and provide an input to EC for future calls.
Additional information including the workshop programme is available here.
Registration is free of charge. To register click here.
WS on 5G @Institut Mines Télécom
|Paris, France – March 26-27, 1:00 pm-1:00 pm
The Institut Mines Télécom organises a workshop on 5G in their Paris offices on March 26-27, 201 (March 26th 1:00 – 5:00pm and March 27th 9:00am – 1:00pm).
The workshop is a unique opportunity to gain insights into 5G Technology, the current evolutions of 5G Standards and plans for 5G commercialisation and to hear from industry experts from Qualcomm, academic & research experts from IMT & Eurecom about the latest happenings in 5G Innovation.
Free online registration here!
|Barcelona, Spain- February 25-28
MWC19 carries “Intelligent Connectivity” as this year flagship topic. The 5G IA, together with selected 5G PPP projects, will be at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Results achieved by the projects and supporting the European efforts towards a successful deployment of 5G will be brought on stage.
Please visit our booth 7K17 in Hall 7 to discover 5GPPP projects’ demos and achievements and to discuss the evolution of 5G in Europe.
Three demos will be displayed on the 5G IA stand 7K17.
5G-MEDIA: Ultra High Definition (UHD) over Content Delivery Network
5G Media will display their programmable platform in the context of “Ultra High Definition (UHD) over Content Delivery Network”. This enables Media Service Providers (MSPs) to build flexible and adaptable media distribution service chains—made up of virtualized functions—and deliver UHD media content while users are moving in a geographically distributed 5G network.
5G-MoNArch: Smart Sea Port
5G-MoNArch will show the Smart Sea Port testbed in Hamburg and allow visitors to: (a) perform full slice lifecycle management in the live testbed, (b) see the impact of slice configuration on network quality and QoS, (c) see live data from the use cases as implemented in the port control centre, including pollution control data from sensors on moving barges, and control information from the traffic light, (d) see real-time monitoring information from the testbed’s network (e.g. radio KPIs, E2E latency).
ONE5G: Serving megacities and industrial areas through 5G technologies
Specifically, ONE5G will show: (a) small-cell 5G multi-connectivity for reliability enhancement in industrial environments, (b) E2E monitoring schemes based on the actual user quality of experience (QoE) as enablers for the future network management and optimisation in megacities, (c) slice negotiation and management functionalities.
Five 5G PPP Demos will be on the 5GBARCELONA/MWCapital stand: Hall Congress Square, CS40
5GCity: Neutral Hosting and Video Acquisition & Production
5GCITY will demo their Neutral Hosting solution along with a media-related use case called “Video Acquisition & Production”. This shows how the 5GCity neutral host platform can enable an ICT infrastructure owner to slice and lease its infrastructure to a 3rd party.
The service acquires multiple, high-quality live videos from the event and uses Wi-Fi to stream them through the platform to a designated cloud-based application. Supported by 5G, this type of service can revolutionise, for example, how journalists work, since it allows them to immediately deliver content, on the move, to audiences. Moreover, such services can also support the public’s engagement in media production for big events.
MATILDA: Public Protection and Disaster Relief
The solution is provided with the iMON product suite designed for real-time intervention monitoring. The suite offers public safety agencies modular communications capabilities, a common operational picture (COP) in real time, and a suite of IoT-supported intervention management tools with on-site sensing and user or asset tracking capabilities.
5GTANGO: Communications and immersive media
The 5Gtango communications demo shows all the steps needed to deploy a collaboration system for real-time communications over our NFV Platform. In just a few minutes with almost no effort, the final services provide advanced collaborative features such as multi-conference, screen sharing and whiteboard.
The immersive media demo shows how 5G networks will enhance the experience of end-users regarding media services by improving their immersiveness into multiple 360º and non-360º video streams and the integration of their social media channels. This will allow, for example, end-users to enjoy sports events in a new dimension.
5GCAR: Lane Merge, See Through, Vulnerable Road User
5GCAR will show: Lane Merge – sharing local awareness and driving intentions, and negotiates the planned trajectories for coordinated lane merge; See Through – perception extension built on the basis of exchanging data from different sources to detect objects and vehicles in the non-line of sight; Vulnerable Road User – exchanging information on detecting the presence of road users with increased positioning accuracy.
5GCroCo: Tele-operated Driving, HD Maps, Collision Avoidance
5GCroCo will demo three use cases: a) Tele-Operated Driving; b) High Definition Maps for enabling autonomous driving; c) Anticipated Cooperative Collision Avoidance. These use cases will be validated by conducting three types of validation trials: 1) Large scale trials in the Metz-Merzig-Luxembourg Cross-Border Corridor aiming at localized validation of 5G in the cross-border areas; 2) Large scale trials along the entire corridor, validating 5G technologies in significant trams of the highway, also including cross-border scenarios; 3) Small scale trials located in geographically distributed locations.
Five 5G PPP demos on other Stands @MWC
IoRL: Slot format and transmission
IoRL will display a proposed 5G slot format and 5G transmission over the air link (light and radio) connecting the three essential components of the IoRL project (DRAN, RRLH Controller and User Terminal). Stand: RunEL, 5E41-9.
5G-Xcast: MBMS operation on Demand. 5G-Xcast will show the potential of 5G for media delivery: from traditional always-on linear TV services to on-demand streaming; from user-agnostic delivery to adaptive streaming to device capabilities; and, from fixed reception to users on the move.
The demonstrator highlights the use of MooD (MBMS operation on Demand) to activate a broadcast delivery mode to cope with the demand of users getting connected to the same programme via unicast. Stand: Enensys, 5B81
5G-CORAL: E2E 360° video streaming
5G-CORAL will show E2E, 360-video streaming across three tiers of computing nodes (Low, medium and high ends) all under unified orchestration and control. The demo comprises two 360 degrees cameras, each capturing a separate event in different areas of the booth, plus two terminals for two kinds of experience: one smartphone and one oculus rift (goggles).
The visitors will experience the automated deployment of the E2E video streaming and 360 video streaming from either camera location, at a fraction of the bandwidth. Stand: Advantage/5G-CORAL, 7C61
5G-PICTURE: Time-Sensitive Network
The proposed solution leverages TransPacket’s FUSION deterministic delay technology for guaranteed service transport, and ADVA’s flexible G.metro DWDM optical layer. Such a solution is capable of low latency and timing accuracy for supporting the emerging 5G applications, which will be eventually showcased in the 5G smart city testbed in Bristol, UK. Stand: ADVA Optical Networking, 7H31
5G-TRANSFORMER: Deploying a containerized ns-3/LENA-based LTE mobile Network Service through the 5G-TRANSFORMER platform
This demo presents an ongoing prototype implementation of the Service Orchestrator (SO) building block of the 5GTRANSFORMER (5GT) architecture. Within the 5GT-SO, we define the Service Manager (SM), which hosts the intelligence of the 5GT-SO and interacts with the other architectural blocks of the 5GT architecture through the defined APIs. The aim of defining the SM is to decouple the 5GT-SO implementation from the associated MANO platform (OSM in this case), allowing the interoperability with other MANO platforms, hence increasing the scope of the 5GT solution. In this demo, we will show how the current ongoing implementation of the 5GT-SO, using the SM, is able to automate the orchestration of both computing and networking resources to deploy a virtualized mobile network service based on ns-3/LENA network simulator/emulator in minutes over an emulated environment consisting of a multi-point of presence infrastructure connected by a custom transport network.
Information is regularly updated here!
5G DRIVE Workshop @IEEE ICC 2019 5G trials -From 5G experiments to Business Validation
|Shanghai, China – May 20, 2019
5G-DRIVE organises a workshop at IEEE ICC 2019 (Shanghai, China) on May 20, 2019
This workshop aims at providing a venue for industry, operators, verticals and academics to disseminate new findings regarding 5G trials and new business developments.
CfP Workshops @IEEE WCNC – CLEEN 2019
|Marrakech, Morocco – April 15-18, 2019
WS on How cloudy and green will mobile network and services be?
5G-Transformer and 5G-Coral jointly organise the 7th workshop on Cloud Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Mobile Communication Networks@ CLEEN 2019 and call for papers.
This workshop explores novel concepts to allow for flexibly centralised radio access networks using cloud-processing based on open IT platforms, exploiting network virtualization and multi-access edge computing technologies that are recognized as key enablers for the definition of future 5G systems. This workshop will cover technologies across PHY, MAC, and network layers, technologies that extrapolate the cloud-paradigm to the radio access and backhaul network, and will analyse the network evolution from an energy efficiency perspective. It will study the requirements, constraints, and implications for mobile communication networks, and also potential relationship with the offered service, both from an academic and industrial point of view.
For more information on the Workshop read more here.
WS on Cloud Design
5G is expected to introduce disruptive use-cases thanks to its ultra-reliable, low-latency, high-speed connectivity such as remote healthcare, autonomous cars, advanced robotics, AR/VR, IoT… But this “golden digital age” will not become a reality with today’s bulky mobile networks Infrastructure-As-A-Service model and a more agile and powerful model directly inspired by web scale players “cloud-native” approach is required.
This model leverages Micro-Services Architecture (MSA) and is called the Platform-As-A-Service:
An ideal 5G PaaS should not only facilitate building, shipping and running virtual network functions (VNF) with “telco-grade” quality, it should also combine those VNF with all sorts of third-party applications (from start-ups, FOSS, Verticals…) for creating new more versatile and powerful cloud objects breaking silos between connectivity and computing.
More information here.
WS on advanced 5G radio access network features and performance
5G-XCast and ONE 5G are co-organising a workshop on Advanced 5G radio access network features and performance at IEEE WCNC in Marrakech, Morocco (15-19 April 2019) and call for papers.
WS on “Satellite-terrestrial interworking: a pillar of forthcoming 5G systems”
SaT5G and 5GENESIS are co-organising the Workshop “Satellite-terrestrial interworking: a pillar of forthcoming 5G systems”, with 5GALLSTAR to be held at the IEEE WCNC conference on April the 15th 2019, in Marrakech, Morocco. They now call for papers.
This workshop aims at discussing recent technology developments, at highlighting still open issues, and at identifying related business opportunities and the market perspectives of a smooth satellite-terrestrial networks integration. Recent theoretical and experimental results, coming out mainly but not only from a few key international research projects, as well as standardization efforts and regulatory bodies matters in the direction of satellite-terrestrial interworking will be discussed and clarified.
More information here.
7th Global 5G Event/EuCNC 2019
|Valencia, Spain – 17-18 June 2019
The 7th Global 5G Event “Creating the digital Future” will take place in Valencia, Spain in June 2019. The event will be co-located with EuCNC 2019 (18-20 June 2019).
Contents will be added as the organization of the event progresses.
The editor of the 5G PPP newsflash on behalf of the To-Euro-5G Project is: Carole Manero, IDATE DigiWorld, CS94167 – 34092 Montpellier cedex 5, France. The IDATE DigiWorld team is led by Frédéric Pujol. This document reflects only the views of its authors.