Public Safety Communication Europe, the European public safety Association, and 5G Infrastructure Association, representing the European industry in the 5G PPP Research Programme, have signed a Cooperation agreement to foster collaboration on 5G development.
PSC Europe and 5G Infrastructure Association share a common interest in ensuring that 5G will bring the necessary developments to the security and safety communications for improving the activities of the PPDR community.
It is therefore with this common interest in mind that both organizations agreed this week to establish a partnership. The main activities of this partnership will include exchanging information between the two organizations on 5G developments, participating in industry events, congresses and joint promotional activities and contributing with their respective expertise to enhance the inputs of PPDR stakeholders and Verticals on the development and deployment of 5G.
“The PPDR sector is undergoing an important transition with the deployment of mission critical mobile broadband technology. PSCE is very happy to help to bring the voice of the PPDR organizations and contribute to design the needs of the 5G Security Vertical. We are eager to develop this cooperation with 5GIA for the benefit of public safety and of our citizens” told Mr. Manfred Blaha, PSCE President.
“Public safety and PPDR are becoming a growing focus area in the digital economy, and will play a key role in the next decade. The 5G-IA is keen to develop this cooperation with PSCE, to enhance the involvement of public safety stakeholders in the 5G ecosystem” said Dr. Colin Willcock, 5G-IA Board chairman.
The previous version was published before the 4th Global 5G Event organised in Seoul on 22-24 November 2017. The release of the Roadmap Version 4.0 is planned for November 2018 in conjunction with the 6th Global 5G Event to be organized on 28-30.11.18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
About PSC Europe
The Public Safety Communications Europe Forum was established as a result of a European Commission funded project in 2008. Since then, PSCE has evolved into an independent forum, where representatives of public safety user organisations, industry and research institutes can meet to discuss and exchange ideas and best practices, develop roadmaps and improve the future of public safety communications.
PSCE is a permanent autonomous organisation, working to foster excellence in the development and use of public safety communication and information management systems by consensus building.
The “SME Expertise and Skills in the 5G Domain.” brochure has been released!
This fully revised and updated brochure aims at showing the expertise and skills from selected European Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) in 5G and related domains, with a focus more oriented towards vertical sectors and 5G deployment, in line with Phase 3 of the 5G PPP. The brochure is complemented with a web page available here.
Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) and the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster collaboration on Research, Standards, Regulations and Policies over the next 3 years.
Brussels, May 2nd, 2018 – Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India, India’s Telecom SDO and 5G Infrastructure Association, representing the European industry in the 5G-PPP Research Programme, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster collaboration on 5G development.
This MoU confirms the intention of TSDSI and 5G IA to explore collaboration opportunities in areas of mutual interests in the field of 5G communication systems and networks, including:
Vision and Requirements of 5G communication systems and networks;
Technology exploitation and dissemination to ensure awareness, understanding and involvement and finally adoption;
Discussions on basic system concepts and architecture;
Support for global regulatory process in identification of Frequency bands and spectrum arrangement for 5G technologies.
Identification of common interests, building of consensus and collaboration to support development of globally harmonised standards
Promoting cooperation among European and Indian R&D organizations and industries
Use cases of 5G, including mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications), eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband) and URLLC (Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications), aligned to applications such as Smart Cities, Mission Critical IoT, Broadband, Consumer-centric 5G, Industry 4.0 and other topics
The envisaged means of exploring these collaboration opportunities may include, but are not limited to, the exchanges of information /documents, meetings, workshops and other joint initiatives with mutual agreement.
TSDSI and 5G IA will seek to develop and deploy mechanisms to promote 5G-related R&D initiatives based on the aligned opportunities identified by both parties.
The first bilateral meeting between the two sides was held in Beijing on Apr 12, 2018, on the side-lines of the 3GPP PCG/OP meetings. Items like conducting a joint workshop, setting up of test beds and specific topics of mutual interest were discussed at the meeting.
Prof. Kiran Kuchi, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, and Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, 5G Infrastructure Association, at the 3GPP PCG/OP meeting on 12thApril 2018
Welcoming the MoU, Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Chairman of Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India said “India is driving development and standardization of 5G technologies to address the Rural-Urban digital divide. This MoU is expected to promote closer alignment between Indian and European activities in this space”
Dr Colin Wilcock, Chairman of the Board of the 5G Infrastructure Association, said: “While European funded research is critical for delivering a 5G global standard covering all relevant use cases, International collaboration, as promoted by 5G IA is instrumental for global harmonization and to promote a global ecosystem for 5G. It is in this context that the MoU signed with TSDSI is important.”
Ms Pamela Kumar, Director General, Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India emphasised: “The MoU is expected to be used to reflect India’s specific requirements and technology solutions in global conversations. It is intended to deepen collaboration between Indian and European entities. The focus will be on 5G technology trials, test beds and development of use cases across different verticals leveraging 5G technologies.”
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General of the 5G Infrastructure Association, highlighted: “We are delighted that this MoU might be signed before the 3GPP-PCG/OP April 2018 meetings, and it joins similar agreements already signed with China, South-Korea, Japan, North America and Brazil promoting the global discussion on 5G”. “We are keen to engage a concrete and fruitful cooperation with TSDSI in view of mutual benefits for our both important markets.”
Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) aims at developing and promoting India-specific requirements, standardizing solutions for meeting these requirements and contributing these to international standards; contributing to global standardization in the field of telecommunications; maintaining the technical standards and other deliverables of the organization; safe-guarding the related IPR; helping create manufacturing expertise in the country.
TSDSI (website https://www.tsdsi.in) is registered as a society under India’s Societies Registration Act XXI, 1860 and is recognised by the Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India as India’s Telecom SDO.
More information is available at https://tsdsi.in
Key outputs from 5th Global 5G Event
5G-IA and 5G PPP projects had a strong presence at the 5th Global 5G Event “5G New Horizons Wireless Symposium” held in Austin in May, TX and hosted by 5G Americas.
Peter Stuckman, Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems DG CONNECT EC, presented the 5G Action Plan, reminded the EU 5G Pioneer frequency bands and detailed the 5G PPP Phase 3.
Ku Wen, Director General , Department of Information and Communication Development, MIIT, China provided the Chinese view on 5G and the “Bloom Cup” a 5G Application Project Contest (2018 Jan. Jun.)
Dr. Ron Marquart, Vice President of Technology, Sprint, showed how Sprint’5G network will leverage its strong 2.5G spectrum position.
Dave Wolter, AVP Radio Technology and Strategy presented AT&T trials since 2015 and lessons learned at 28 GHz.
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General 5G-IA moderated the panel on ‘Global Operator Viewpoints: Regional Visions of the 5G Network’ and presented the 5G-IA/5G PPP views on network architecture transformation from LTE-Advanced to 5G.
Didier Bourse, Senior Director, European R&I Programs, Nokia Innovation Steering, Nokia and 5G Trials WG chair, participated in the panel on 5G Trials and Pre-Commercial Launches: Concrete Results and Lessons Learned’. He successfully presented The Trials Roadmap Version 3.0which addresses the latest up-dates of the Roadmap strategy, 5G Private Trials, 5G Vertical Pilots, 5G Pan-EU Flagship event 5G for UEFA EURO 2020 and 5G Trials Cities.
Simone Redana, Head of Mobile Network Architecture & Systems Research Group, Bell Nokia Labs and Chairman, 5GPPP Architecture Working Group, took 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 contributed to the panel on 5G Services and Use Cases’. He specifically focused on 5G and XaaS.
Emmanuel Dotaro, Director of ICT & Security Labs, Thales Communications & Information Systems and 5G-IA board member, was a keynote speaker in the panel on ‘5G Ecosystem: Chipsets, Infrastructure, Security, Devices, Artificial Intelligence and More’.
Colin Willcock, Chair of 5G-IA, was a keynote speaker during the panel on ‘5G Trends and Collaborations: Regional Trends and Inter-Regional Cooperation Activities’.
Some of the slide shows presented are available here.
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, President of IREST and Secretary General of the 5G Infrastructure Association animated the sessions and provided details on 5G PPP projects and initiatives.
Peter Stuckmann, Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems DG CONNECT EC highlighted the European initiatives to date and stressed the 5G Action Plan . François Rancy, Director of the Radiocommunications Bureau, ITU, presented stakes and challenges for 5G in France. Emmanuel Lucagne, Senior VP Orange Labs, highlighted Orange’s views on 5G and especially detailed Orange trials on the automotive sector. Automobiles Peugeot also presented the SCOOP project. Marc Charrière, General Secretary, Nokia France, showed the Nokia’s vision for the 5G era driven by “Future X” architecture. Xun Zhang, Associate Professor, ISEP, showcased the IoRL architecture to increase indoor coverage.
Sébastien Soriano, chairman of ARCEP, the French Regulator, commented on the nine 5G pilot cities in France, whereas Olivier Corolleur, Director of electronic communications and postal services at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance provided views on the results of the recently launched public consultation focused on the future 5G strategy for the whole country.
The European Annual Journal 2018 has been released!
The aim of this third edition of the European 5G Annual Journal is to present an analysis of the 5G ecosystem evolution over the past year. It presents the achievements of phase 1 projects ending in 2018 and phase 2 projects, which started in 2017.
The foreword is by Peter Stuckmann, Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems DG CONNECT EC who highlights the 5G Action Plan and the European 5G targets set.
It is followed by three editorials from the 5G Infrastructure Association:
–Colin Willcock, Chairman of the Board, 5G Infrastructure Association, & Co-chair of the 5G PPP Partnership Board stresses the clear success for Europe of the existing 5G PPP programme with thousands of researchers and developers across Europe successfully working on innovative solutions for the definition of 5G.
–Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General 5G Infrastructure Association and Chairman of the 5G PPP Steering Board highlights the considerable distance covered so far.
–Didier Bourse, Chairman of the 5G Initiative Technology Board and Chairman of the 5G IA Trials WG, highlights five major achievements (among many others) at programme, projects and working group levels.
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 @IEEE 5G World Forum
Santa Clara CA, USA- July 9-11
At the 2018 IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF’18), on the theme “5G Vision”, that will take place on July 9-11 in Santa Clara, California, three 5G PPP Projects – 5G-Xcast, IoRL and NGPaaS – are organising special topicals, whereas Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, 5G-IA Secretary General, will co-chair and present at the Industry Forum sessions on July 9.
A Special Session is organised on “Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era” organised and co-sponsored by 5G-XCast.
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 editor of the 5G PPP newsflash on behalf of the To-Euro-5G Project is Carole Manero, IDATE DigiWorld. The IDATE team for the To-Euro-5G project is led by Frédéric Pujol, IDATE DigiWorld. IDATE DigiWorld, CS94167 – 34092 Montpellier cedex 5, France.