The 5G Infrastructure PPP (in short 5G PPP) is a unique opportunity for the European ICT industry to compete on the global market for 5G infrastructure deployment, operation and services.
5G PPP Phase 3 has just begun!
5G PPP Phase 3 is divided in three parts. Part 1 is focused on Infrastructure Projects. Part 2 is centered on automotive projects. Part 3 deals with Advanced 5G trials validation across multiple vertical industries.
5G PPP Phase 3 Part 1: Infrastructure Projects
Three projects (5G-EVE, 5G-VINNI, 5G GENESIS) have been selected from the 16 proposals received by the EC in response to the 5G-PPP ICT-17-2018 call.
These three projects started on the 1st July 2018 and will run for 3 years implementing and testing advanced 5G infrastructures in Europe.
The aspiration of 5G-EVE is to create the foundations for a pervasive roll-out of end-to-end 5G networks in Europe. 5G-EVE supports this fundamental transition by offering to vertical industries and to all 5GPPP Phase3 projects facilities to validate their network KPIs and their services.
Important representatives of these vertical industries are directly involved as partners of 5G-EVE exactly to influence the design of the end-to-end 5G services, and to provide an early assessment. The 5G-EVE end-to-end facility consists of the interconnection of four 5G-site-facilities (France, Spain, Italy, Greece), which have been selected because of their considerable previous work with vertical industries and standardisation bodies, on top of their 5G technology competences. 5G-EVE aims at creating synergies between a significant number of facilities that will ensure sustainability and impact in terms of exploitation.
5G-VINNI will accelerate the uptake of 5G in Europe by providing an end-to-end (E2E) facility that validates the performance of new 5G technologies by operating trials of advanced vertical sector services.
The 5G-VINNI strategy to achieve this involves:
Design an advanced and accessible 5G end to end facility.
Build several interworking sites of the 5G-VINNI end to end facility.
Provide user friendly zero-touch orchestration, operations and management systems for the 5G-VINNI facility.
Validate the 5G KPIs and support the execution of E2E trial of vertical use cases to prove the 5G-VINNI capabilities.
Develop a viable business and ecosystem model to support the life of the 5G-VINNI facility during and beyond the span of the project.
Demonstrate the value of 5G solutions to the 5G community particularly to relevant standards and open source communities with a view to securing widespread adoption of these solutions.
The 5G-VINNI E2E facility will demonstrate the achievement of 5G KPIs across a range of combinations and permutations of new 5G access technologies and end-user equipment types interconnected by the most advanced 5G core network technologies available. For this 5G-VINNI will leverage the latest 5G technologies, including results from previous 5G PPP projects.
The main goal of 5GENESIS will be to validate 5G KPIs for various 5G use cases, in both controlled set-ups and large-scale events. This will be achieved by bringing together results from a considerable number of EU projects as well as the partners’ internal R&D activities in order to realise an integrated End-to-end 5G Facility.
The 5GENESIS Facility will, with five platforms (Athens, Malaga, Limassol, Surrey, Berlin):
Implement and verify all evolutions of the 5G standard, via an iterative integration and testing procedure;
Engage a wide diversity of technologies and chain innovations that span over all domains, achieving full-stack coverage of the 5G landscape;
Unify heterogeneous physical and virtual network elements under a common coordination and openness framework exposed to experimenters from the vertical industries and enabling end-to-end slicing and experiment automation; and
Support further experimentation projects, in particular those focused on vertical markets.
New projects will be introduced at the ICT-19 Info Day on 14th September 2018. There will be a chance for ICT-19 proposals to present and discuss their ideas.
Key take-aways from EuCNC’18
Highly instructive and successful 2018 edition of EuCNC series in Ljubljana, Slovenia June 18-21!
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.
The 5G PPP initiative was present at the EuCNC with many sessions, workshops, technical papers and a booth. At the 5G PPP booth, the latest 5G PPP results were shared, the 5G IA international activities were discussed, and the leading demos developed by SMEs were showcased. The exhibit was well attended particularly when 5G PPP speakers were on stage. Specific PR material was available and disseminated at the event including the new SME brochure.
EuCNC 2018 created very great opportunities for interactions and technical synchronization between projects. There were many positive feedbacks on the potential forthcoming actions ahead, enabled by these on-site interactions. Two verticals sectors were represented, Automotive and Industry 4.0.
Autonomous Machines World
The Autonomous Machines World conference took place on June 24-26 in Berlin.
After the 5G PPP speaking slot at the TAC conference on March 7 in Brussels with the automotive industry, the Berlin conference gave 5G-IA the opportunit to speak to the Industry 4.0 sector and present the 5G PPP/5G-IA arguments on:
-What are the needs and requirements from the transforming digital industry?
-How will 5G be able to cope with these requirements and bring ultra-reliable connectivity to objects, production tools and workforce…
The “Communication & Connectivity of Autonomous Systems” session was co-moderated by Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General of the 5G-IA, and by Georg Mayer, 3GPP CT Chair. The session on day 1 went quite well, with an open dialogue to representatives of various industrial sectors, such as Kongsberg, Universal Robots, John Deere, Siemens, Reliance, Hydro Aluminium Deutschland, Teck Resources, Connectavo,….
“From Webscale to Telco, the Cloud Native Journey”
The 5G Software Network Working Group as part of the 5G PPP Initiative prepared this white paper to provide first insights and trigger discussions about 5G cloud-native design. The shift from the cloud ready to cloud native, from VM to container, from MANO to Kubernetes, etc. is a must have to avoid the risk that 5G remains a niche connectivity gap-filler largely ignored by cloud applications and services boom.
The Software Network Working Group of 5G PPP aims at analysing and addressing unification and applicability of key research topics related to Software Networking including software defined concepts, infrastructures, systems and components for Wire and- Wireless Networks, including Networked Clouds, IoT and Services, integrated SDN/NFV vision as developed and promoted by the 5G PPP projects and also aligned with the Architecture Working Group.
During Phase 1, the 5G PPP Software Network Working Group focused on demystifying the important role of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) as a pillar in the 5G transformation. SDN and NFV could be seen as different expressions of an overall transformation trend, which is deeply impacting Telecom and IT industries. The white paper published in January 2017 provides a first conceptual architecture seamlessly and flexibly combining SDN and NFV technologies for 5G.
This second White Paper highlights that ascending compatibility with cloud environment has to be ensured. It has to be ensured in order to design a cloud-native 5G system and benefit from the best technologies from the cloud industry, essentially today the open source community, including micro-services the de-facto cloud industrial standard, and more general the service based architecture, and the most crucial technical assets from 5G PPP Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects.
5G-PHOS is co-organizing a Workshop on 5G Wireless and Optical Technologies for Mobile Communication Systems, in collaboration with the 5G PPP projects 5G-ESSENCE, 5G-PICTURE and 5G Bluespace. This Workshop, co-located in IEEE CAMAD 2018, aims to offer an opportunity for academic and industrial researchers to discuss on feasible solutions including evolutional technologies and ecosystems for the realization of 5G and beyond.
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.
5G-NS 2018 workshop aims at collecting the most relevant ongoing research efforts in 5G networks security field. It also serves as a forum for 5G PPP Phase 1 & Phase 2 projects in order to disseminate their security-related results and tighten & boost cooperation, and foster development of the 5G Security Community made of 5G security experts and practitioners who pro-actively discuss and share information to collectively progress and align on the field.
ONE5G & 5G-XCast WS @IEEE Globecom
Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 13
One5G and 5G-XCast organise a Full Day workshop titled “5G Advanced : The Next Evolution Step of 5G New Radio” (WS-14)
ONE5G has focused on key technology components for 5G New Radio (NR) Advanced, specifically extensions that support the cost-efficient provision of services both in Megacities and in Underserved Areas. This encompasses PHY/MAC link and multi-link advancements as well as network and user experienced E2E performance optimization and context awareness specifically for the vertical sector.
Broadcast and Multicast Communication centric 5G-Xcast project aims at developing media delivery solutions while taking into account the more extensive use cases of 5G including services to vehicles, public safety and health, IoT etc. to ensure they dovetail together.
They also have a special session, “The Local Impact of 5G” to attract regional SMEs and Startups.
5G PPP ICT-19 Info Day
Brussels, September 14, 2018
The next big challenge for the 5G PPP community is to respond to the H2020 ICT-19 call for Advanced 5G validation trials across multiple vertical industries by 14th November 2018. To facilitate learning about the ICT-19 call, and the expected working relationships with the new ICT-17 projects, an information event is organised on 14th September 2018. New Phase 3 projects will be introduced.
This 5G PPP ICT-19 Info day is hosted by the European Commission in Brussels (Albert Borschette Conference Center, how to reach Borschette center see here).
Registration is now open. You can register for the event here.
Berlin 5G Week / FOKUS Fuseco Forum
Berlin, Germany – November 12-16 (12-16 for Berlin 5G Week, 15-16 for FFF)
During the two days of the FFF’18 and together with leading operators, manufacturers, integrators, and solution providers the objectives will be to understand and assess 5G-related technologies, infrastructures, and their use in various business sectors enabling innovative business models, value chains, productivity gains, and new revenue opportunities. In addition, the emphasis will be on the challenges of 5G rollout, legacy interworking, and migration.
On November 15th, Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, 5G IA Secretary, will co-chair a track (track 4) on “Getting 5G ready: Testbeds & Rollouts” with Stefan Covaci, Fraunhofer FOKUS and Dr. Ashutosh Dutta, AT&T, USA.
Additional information and program is available here.
6th Global 5G Event
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – November 28-30
At the 5th Global 5G Event in Austin mid-May 2018, 5G Brazil Project’s Dr. Jose Marcos C. Brito, general secretary of 5G Brazil, announced that the 6th Global 5G event will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 28 to November 30, 2018.
He said, “The 5th Global Event addressed many important aspects of 5G networks such as spectrum and regulatory policy, use cases, trials and pre-commercial launches– in other words, the entire 5G ecosystem. Attendees at the 5G New Horizons left with a complete vision of the 5G network. Project 5G Brazil will host the 6th Global 5G Event in Rio de Janeiro on November 28 to 30 and we look forward to welcoming attendees and our many global partners for collaboration.”
The following Global 5G Event will be coupled with EuCNC’19 in Valencia, Spain in June 2019. The Global 5G Events will become annual as from 2019. The 8th Global 5G Event will be orgnaised in 2020 in China.
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.