The 5G PPP ia a 7-year partnership leading to the introduction of 5G Infrastructure and the roll-out of 5G services in Europe from 2020. The Public-Private-Partnership was created by a contractual agreement between the European ICT Industry, represented by the 5G-Infrastructure Association and the European Commission signed at the end of 2014.
In Phase 1 from July 2015 to date 18 collaborative projects were launched and the results are emerging continually with many of these projects completing their work by mid-2017. Some will continue and finish in 2018.
Phase 2 of the 5G PPP started on the 1st of June 2017 and 21 new 5G PPP projects have been selected. In addition there are 2 complementary projects dealing with internatioal relations on aspects of 5G.
21 new 5G PPP Projects have been retained from the 101 proposals received by the EC in response to the second call of the 5G PPP. Click on the logos to get additional information on projects. The two complementary projects dealing with international relations are 5G-CORAL and Clear5G.
Embedded Network Services for 5G Experiences
Fifth Generation Communication Automotive Research and innovation
The ultimate goal of 5GCity is to maximize the return on investment for the whole digital market chain (users, application, cloud providers, i.e., the municipalities themselves, telecom providers, and infrastructure providers).
Programmable edge-to-cloud virtualization fabric for the 5G Media industry
5G Mobile Network Architecture for diverse services, use cases, and applications in 5G and beyond
The two complementary projects are 5G-CORAL and Clear5G.
A 5G Convergent Virtualised RAdio Access Network Living at the Edge
Converged wireless access for reliable 5G MTC for factories of the future
The “5G Trials Working Group”, under the leadership and coordination of the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA), has released version 1.0 of the “5G Pan-European Trials Roadmap”.
The 5G IA Trials WG has developed a solid and comprehensive strategy for Pan-European coordinated trials as well as international trials with non-EU partner countries. The release of the Roadmap on the eve of the 3rd Global 5G Event in Tokyo supports and emphasizes its international dimension.
Version 1.0 of the Roadmap addresses several key elements of the European Commission’s 5G Action Plan. Its main objectives are to:
Support global European leadership in 5G technology, 5G networks deployment and profitable 5G business
Validate benefits of 5G to vertical sectors, public sector, businesses and consumers
Initiate a clear path to successful and timely 5G deployment
Expand commercial trials and demonstrations as well as national initiatives
The Roadmap has four pillars (5G Private Trials, 5G Vertical Pilots, 5G for UEFA EURO 2020 and 5G Trials Cities) and refers to vertical industry sectors of strategic importance, including automotive, eHealth, public safety, media and entertainment.
A coordinated Pan-European approach to trials is essential for a timely and effective deployment of 5G in Europe. To this aim, the 5G IA Trials WG will continue its work and, in particular, will foster cooperation with relevant organisations and companies from key vertical sectors. An updated version of the Roadmap is expected to be released by the end of 2017.
New Security Group 5G PPP white paper: Phase 1 Security landscape
With contributions from 45 individuals from nine 5G PPP phase 1 projects, the new white paper from the Security Work Group provides an in-depth analysis of 5G security risks and challenges. The objective of 5G PPP Phase 1 Security Landscape is twofold:
Provide insights into 5G security and how it should be addressed in Phase 1 projects in terms of “what” and “why”.
Pave the way for Phase 2 projects and enable them to leverage the achievements from Phase 1.
In addition to contributions and editorial inputs from 5G-ENSURE, the white paper is the result of joint work from 5G-Ex, 5G-NORMA, CHARISMA, COGNET, SONATA, SPEED-5G, SELFNET, and VirtuWind.
5G-ENSURE open consultation “What else needs to be one on 5G Security?”
The 5G-ENSURE phase 1 project launched an open consultation on “Security in 5G: where we stand today and what else needs to be done?”
The survey is primarily for representatives from 5G-related standardisation organisations, 5G industry (including SMEs), business verticals, policy makers and regulators, relevant industry associations and users of future communication networks.
This wide-ranging survey covers security priorities and market drivers, industry perspectives, regulation and legal aspects, research and standardisation efforts, and user views. There is also a dedicated section for respondents to post their expert views on “the way forward for 5G security”.
➧All findings were presented at the 2nd International Workshop: From Research to Standardisation, on 16 June during the ETSI Security Week in Sophia Antipolis.
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5G PPP @ MPVNS’17 &NetSoft’17
Bologna, Italy – July 3-7
5GEx organises a workshop on MPVNS at MPVNS’17 in Bologna, Italy. The Network “Softwarization” through Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) aims at providing a framework for contracting, invoking and settling for the wholesale consumption of resources and virtual network services which can be provisioned in less than 90 minutes and rapidly invoked.
This will enable network operators, applications providers and other stakeholders in the 5G supply chain to deliver new service value for 5G customers and at the same creating and enhancing revenue-generating potential for 5G providers, third party verticals and others in the supply chain while extending their footprint through cooperation and co-competition with other providers. This will allow end-to-end network and service elements to be jointly orchestrated in multi-vendor, heterogeneous technology and resource environments.
CHARISMA Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications @ ACM SIGCOMM
Los Angeles, USA- August 21
CHARISMA project is co-organizing the first workshop on Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM), to be held in conjunction with the ACM SIGCOMM Conference on UCLA campus in Los Angeles, CA, USA on August 21-25, 2017.
The workshop focuses on mobile edge communications and in particular the challenges and opportunities arising by the introduction of virtualization at the edge of the network, in accordance to the emerging Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) paradigms.
The workshop is organized in collaboration with the H2020 POINT Project.