A fair amount of work remains to be done in 2017. Winners for the next phase will be known quite soon.
The existing projects have already begun the last leg.
5G PPP projects published key outputs for the last twelve months. Here are a few of the achievements and initiatives that were the highlight of 2016. Additional results will be published later.
SONATA released an updated design, additional features, as well as new components of the Software Development Kit. The SDK is built as a set of small independent tools whic hcan be combined in one or multiple workows to develop a SONATA service which is composed of software-based Network Functions (NFs). This design and programming model enalbes agile development, involving quick and iterative cycles of development, with the possibility of rapidly transitioning between development and operations (DevOps), which is one of the characteristics of the SONATA approach.
➧Read more here the SONATA D3.2 “Intermediate release of SDK prototype and documentation”.
In addition, SONATA has just presented the First operational Release of its Service Platform in a new deliverable, the D4.2 “Service Platform First Operational Release and Documentation”. This platform must be highly flexible, to be able to be adapted to different markets and segments and support new and unforeseen services, but secure, so that only authorised people can change the platform’s behaviour in a controlled way. Higher flexibility comes from the capability to extend the platform, in a microservice-oriented architecture, and security is achieved by using a gatekeeper supporting the authentication and authorisation burden, out of the main service deployment loop. Short times to deploy new or updated services, as well as providing adequate mechanisms and environments for testing these new or updated services also support the platform’s needed flexibility. These mechanisms are described in this deliverable, covering the work done from the previous deliverable (D4.1, Orchestrator Prototype) and the first year project review. As Agile Methodologies supporters, we are not designing everything up front, but opted to do it iteratively, together with some implementation, testing and deployment.
➧Read more here the SONATA D4.2 “Service Platform First Operational Release and Documentation”.
FANTASTIC-5G wrapped up with a snapshot on 2016 achievements in its newsletter. The project achieved tremendous achievements:
Invention of 5G New Waveforms with factor 100 lower out-of-band emission, support of multiple numerologies and asynchronous transmissions for the vertical market applications, and easy coexistence with plain 4G OFDM
Enabling technology solution for massive machine-type communication in the IoT/Industry 4.0 market.
Flexible Interference mitigation for 5G below 6GH with FDD and TDD providing 7-10x higher spectral efficiency over LTE 4×4
5G-ENSURE also wrapped up 2016 with a snapshot of main achievements. The project draw the info-graphic below . It provides a snapshot of 5G-ENSURE Achievements in 2016, ranging from a set of security and privacy enablers, 5G test-bed and security architecture to a new trust model for 5G and contributions to the most relevant standards bodies to address priority areas on 5G.
CHARISMA published its roadmapping brochure. It highlights factors that will affect 5G networks market adoption and evolution. In order to achieve all the demanding requirements, 5G will be built upon heterogeneous systems using several technologies. Recent advances in cloud computing, edge computing, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) will facilitate this endeavor. It is then evident that such a business venture is quite risky due to the high number of unknowns. Thus, a better understanding of the many issues surrounding the 5G business landscape is required through a roadmapping exercise.
METIS-II released its Preliminary Visualisation in a new deliverable D7.2. The paper summarises the effort made in METIS-II to create the visualization platform needed in the evaluation of the 5G technology components and concepts developed in the project from the performance and techno-economic points of view. At this point in the timeframe of the project it is able to showcase a subset of the 5G RAN design concepts investigated in METIS-II. Different alternatives for visualization are presented and the roadmap and further steps in this topic are also discussed.
mmMAGIC has a wonderdul year 2016 with full of cutting-edge research, measurement campaigns, dissemination, standardization and demos in different key industry events, conferences and workshops across the globe. mmMAGIC concluded 2016 with F2F meeting in Fraunhofer HHI Berlin with over 60 consortium delegates from across Europe. During the F2F workshop, the latest results and outcomes of the project, in particular in year 1, were discussed with representatives of Advisory Board (ANFR, BMW, BNetzA, ETSI, FICORA, Ofcom,Sony Mobile, PTS and University of Ilmenau) who attended the workshop and provided fruitful feedback.
5G-Crosshaul gave an overview of achievements in Year 1. Amongst key topics, 5G-Crosshaul is prooud to announce a good record of scientific peer-reviewed publications with over 30 articles published or accepted for publication (and several others submitted) in reputed journals and conference/workshop proceedings.
SPEED-5G provided a description of a novel MAC framework designed for, and adopted in, the SPEED-5G project. The main design innovations are:5-fold: 1. Distribution of legacy MAC layer functionality into higher & lower MAC sublayers (where the higher-MAC sublayer is in charge of coexistence and coordination functions whilst the lowerMAC functions remain responsible for real-time operations, such as scheduling. 2. Definition and specification of new internal SAPs and interfaces to enable communications between MAC, RRM, and higher protocol stack layers. 3. Development and specification of a new monitoring and sensing plane independent of legacy control/data/management planes, for flexible and efficient collection of QoS-related measurements and spectrum-sensing results collection. 4. Support of RAN virtualization through the framework capable of accommodating different c-RAN functional split options across different layers. 5. Native multi-RAT and multi-channel operation support.
As far as CogNet is concerned, the first year of the Project has been mainly focused on the architecture design, the definition of the various use-cases and scenarios and on the initial deployment of demonstrators that are currently under development.
5GEx published Initial System Requirements and Architecture. The overall architecture design methodology is based on converging two different approaches: (i) a top-down approach providing a green field architectural vision from the identified requirements, (ii) bottom-up approach based on existing orchestration components architecture that 5Gex can leverage on.
mmMAGIC is organising the 2nd International Workshop on Millimeter Wave-Based Integrated Moible Communications for 5G Networks (mmW5G) on March 19, 2017 in San Francisco (USA). The workshop is co-located with IEEE WCNC 2017 (19-22 March 2017).
This workshop will bring together the leading names in industry, academia and research institutes to discuss and debate the latest developments in this area. It offers a unique opportunity for researchers in this field to disseminate their results in all areas of mm-wave communications to a diverse audience. The workshop invites authors to submit original and previously un-published research papers in the following and related topics:
Mm-wave channel sounding and modeling
Antenna design and characterization
Advanced multiple antenna systems (including massive MIMO)
Mm-wave beamforming techniques (Hybrid, Analog and Digital)
Efficient transceiver architectures and design
Advanced transceiver schemes for access, backhaul and self-backhaul
Novel channel estimation techniques considering the channel sparsity
Robust transceiver design taking into account hardware impairments and CSI imperfections
Multi-node/multi-beam coordination and cooperation at mm-wave frequencies
Coverage analysis of ultra-dense mm-wave networks
Mobility handling schemes in mm-wave networks
Mm-wave channel modelling and measurements
Mm-wave air interface and waveform candidates
Mm-wave prototyping efforts
Network architecture aspects (stand-alone, non-stand-alone) for mm-wave systems
5G PPP projects will be there! A specific session on 5G PPP projects is scheduled on February the 28th, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The agenda will be added as soon as finalised. Stay tuned on the 5G PPP web site!
“5G:European roadmap, Global impact @EuCNC 2017
Oulu, Finland – June 12-15
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.
Details on 5G PPP projects contributions will be released soon.