White Paper on Business Validation in 5G PPP Vertical Use Cases
|The white paper “Business Validation in 5G PPP Vertical Use Cases”, prepared by the Vision and Societal Challenges Working Group – Business Validation, Models, and Ecosystems Sub-Group (BVME-SG) describes how the BVME-SG carried out an initial survey of various 5G PPP projects with the objective of finding common approaches and processes to business validation. A great deal of business validation work here is to understand what enables verticals, and how this is articulated through market expansion models, business and society benefits.
The BVME-SG established an understanding regarding how vertical value propositions and business models could be enabled and how, as a consequence, a secondary supply side beneficiary in terms of the designing, building, maintaining and operation of a network may be apparent and could be identified.
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New 5G SME brochure and web page available
Prior to the EuCNC 2020 conference that was held on 16-17 June, a new 5G SME brochure was released by the NetWorld2020 SME Working Group,with support from the Full5G project. This edition not only includes the profile of a record number of SMEs with respect to the previous editions but also includes several SME success stories. Have a look and/or download the brochure!
In addition, the “Find your SME” web page was reshaped and updated. A search option was added to the page, allowing to find one or more SMEs according to predefined search criteria. It has never been easier to find the SME you need for your next project!
EU boosts investment in 5G hardware innovation and trialling 5G-based connected and automated mobility
The portfolio of ongoing projects will now be complemented with 11 new projects to be launched as of September 2020. This will make the whole 5G PPP trial project portfolio worth more than € 400 million of EU funding and will leverage far more than € 1 billion of private investment in 5G vertical trials, reinforcing Europe’s leading position in this field.
The three new 5G cross-border projects will design, test and validate use cases in the field of mobility and transport. They will broaden the validation of connected and automated mobility features to roads, train, ports and maritime routes. Each project will provide a 5G network infrastructure that offers both multi-service and multi-application features to varied means of transport (such as cars, trucks, trains, pods, barges and boats), as well as improved connectivity to public users.
Find more details here!
5G EVE presentation at 5G PPP Technology Board
|At the 5G PPP Technology Board meeting on 26-27 May 2020, 5G EVE’s technical manager Manuel Lorenzo from Ericsson Spain shared the experiences gained in providing the 5G EVE platform to vertical use case experimenters from ICT-19 projects.
In his presentation on 26 May, he reported on the progress and learnings from the ongoing collaboration with ICT-19 projects to the Technology Board (TB) members – the technical managers and deputy technical managers from all ongoing 5G PPP projects. The online meeting was chaired by Alexandros Kaloxylos from the 5G Infrastructure Association, and the specific session on ICT17-ICT19 collaboration was moderated by Anastasius Gavras from Eurescom.
Further information on the presentation here.
IEEE ICC 2020 Workshop on Intelligent 5G Network Slicing – Co-organized by SliceNet & 5G-VINNI
| SliceNet, in collaboration with 5G-VINNI, organised a half-day workshop on 11 June 2020, as part of the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2020. The SliceNet workshop was on the subject of Intelligent Network Slicing. Seven papers were accepted from a total of 15 papers submitted at the end of 2019 for selection.
There were two keynote addresses, one from Prof. Qi Wang of the University of West Scotland, who presented UWS research into network slicing carried out as part of the SliceNet project, and the second keynote was from Dr. Pål Grønsund of Telenor, who presented an update of the 5G slicing activities from the 5G-VINNI pan European testbeds.
Further information on the workshop here.
5G DRIVE Launched a Public Consultation on 5G eMBB and V2X
|The Horizon 2020 project 5G-DRIVE is working to trial and validate the interoperability between EU and Chinese 5G networks operating at 3.5 GHz bands for enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and 3.5 & 5.9 GHz bands for V2X scenarios. The Consortium is working to test and demonstrate the latest 5G key technologies in eMBB and V2X scenarios in pre-commercial 5G networks through trials in Finland, Italy and the UK.
The 5G DRIVE project team is launching a consultation, targeted at an expert audience about the development of the 5G eMBB and V2X markets in Europe and China. All inputs are welcome via the online survey, link below. The deadline for contributions is July 15th, 2020.
Further information on the consultation here.
Learning from the crisis: the importance of digital communications, Colin Willcock Chairman of the Board of the 5G IA in the press
|The Guardian newspaper has produced good articles on the potential of 5G. It includes a statement on the crucial importance of 5G in a Europe disrupted by the covid-19 from Colin Wilcock, Chairman of the Board of the 5G IA.
It concludes that Europe “must ensure that research, trials and standards are developed to support the requirements of new areas” and that “ a clear European strategy to retain leadership and influence in this key strategic technological area” is needed. It also states that an “early focus on 6G is crucial”.
You can read the full article here.
EC H2020 5G Infrastructure PPP – PPP Projects Heritage Figure
|The EC H2020 5G Infrastructure PPP is an ambitious programme with ambitious KPIs. The programme is organized over 3 phases: the total planned financial contribution of the EC is of 700 ME for a total number of about 90-100 contractual projects. As stated in the EC contract, the PPP programme is clearly considered to be more than a group of standalone projects working together through EC Concertation and Clusters meetings and activities.
The success of the 5G PPP programme depends very much on how the various projects can inject into each other across the 3 planned phases and how effectively they can interface and cooperate to create durable and strong impact, moving beyond individual and fragmented efforts.
The PPP Projects Heritage figure is released in Version 1.0. This reference figure depicts the PPP programmatic connections between projects over the different phases. Three categories are depicted in the figure (1) Projects follow-up (captured in red solid lines), (2) Components use/re-use (captured in light blue dotted lines) and (3) ICT-19 Verticals Pilots / ICT-17 Platforms use (captured in dark blue dotted lines). The PPP Projects Heritage figure Version 2.0 will be developed/released in Fall 2020, integrating the ICT-53 and ICT-42 projects. The PPP Projects Heritage figure Version 3.0 will be developed/released in Spring 2021, integrating the ICT-52 and ICT-41 Projects, latest PPP projects to be contractualized in the PPP programme.
5G EVE Webinar – Greek Site Demo
|Webinar – July 7
In this 1.5-hour webinar, we will present 5G EVE’s Greek site, and we will demonstrate the vertical use cases deployed in the Greek site. We will also present and demonstrate innovative functionalities supported by the 5G EVE framework including the intent-based portal, orchestration and performance diagnosis.
Participation in the training webinar is free and requires registration. The registration deadline is 3rd July 2020.
Further information and online registration are available via the 5G EVE Webinar Page.
5G EVE Webinar – French Site Demo
|Webinar July 9
In this one-hour demo webinar, we will demonstrate the automated end-to-end 360-degree video use-case deployment in the French facility and its experiment. Originally, this demo had been planned for the exhibition at EuCNC 2020 in Dubrovnik, which was cancelled.
Participation in the training webinar is free and requires registration. The registration deadline is 7th July 2020.
Further information and online registration are available via the 5G EVE Webinar Page.
Workshop on “5G Validation Trials Across Multiple Vertical Industries” @IEEE 5G World Forum 2020
Webinar – September 10-12, 2020
The 5G-DRIVE workshop “5G Validation Trials Across Multiple Vertical Industries” for IEEE 5G World Forum 2020 from 10 to 12 September 2020, has been approved and will be held virtually. The CfP deadline has been extended to 30 June.
The 2020 IEEE 3rd 5G World Forum (5GWF’20) aims to bring experts from industry, academia and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances towards 5G and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of 5G.
The workshop aims at providing a forum for industry and academics to disseminate new findings on 5G trials in vertical industries, and new business development. The workshop will call for papers presenting test results from trials as well as theoretical results based on realistic deployment schemes and new 5G business models.
Click here for additional details.
Important dates for paper submissions
Submission via EDAS: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=26958&track=101407
5G-SMART webinar on Industry and 3GPP RAN latest status in smart manufacturing
Webinar – 22 September 2020
The 5G-SMART project is organizing a webinar entitled “5G for smart manufacturing – Industry and 3GPP RAN latest status” on 22 September, 2020 at 3 pm CEST with 90 minutes duration.
Below are the webinar speakers:
The vision of the 5G-SMART project (www.5gsmart.eu) is to empower Europe’s manufacturing sector with 5G solutions by integrating 5G in the manufacturing ecosystem, resulting in an accelerated digital transformation. This is done within the project by demonstrating and validating 5G in real-world factory setups, exploring the roles of mobile network operators and new business models as well as developing new 5G features targeting the manufacturing sector. 5G-SMART lead by Ericsson brings together a strong consortium of partners involved in every aspect of the manufacturing ecosystem.
European Research and Innovation Days
Webinar – 22-24 September 2020
European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and citizens to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.
This year’s format will provide an opportunity to connect, take stock of research and innovation achievements in the global response to the pandemic and build on the EU’s response: worldwide coordination of excellent science for global health, social and economic recovery.
The interactive sessions will let participants provide input on how research and innovation policy and funding can help propel Europe’s recovery and pave the way to a green, digital and resilient future. Building on the success of last year, the 2020 edition will feature three days of intensive policy co-designing, thought-provoking panels and matchmaking opportunities.
In a crucial year, following an unprecedented global crisis, just ahead of the launch of Horizon Europe – the next research and innovation programme starting in 2021 – and an enhanced European Research Area, this event is a unique chance to discuss how research and innovation will benefit the future of Europe.
More information here.
London, UK- September 23-24, 2020
It’s clear – 5G will be the cornerstone of Industry 4.0. The technology is set to revolutionise the global economy across verticals including transport, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, energy and banking. 5GLIVE brings together this booming ecosystem to understand how 5G will enable new, agile business models; explore 5G-enabled products and services; and realise the innovation potential of 5G across the global economy. 5GLIVE explores key use cases for next generation mobile across the verticals where it will have the biggest impact. Explore the latest thinking on technology, business models and partnerships to truly understand 5G’s potential for your industry. Join us in London as we make #5GLIVE.
2nd European Observatory stakeholder Workshop: 5G for Growth and Recovery
Brussels, Belgium- September 25, 2020
The second stakeholder workshop “European 5G Observatory – 5G for growth and recovery” will take place on Friday, 25 September 2020 from 10:00-14:00. Full5G members will be there.
This workshop will be the opportunity to review the main findings of the second year of the 5G Observatory and to exchange views on the current state of play of 5G deployment, the latest market trends and in particular the impact of the current crisis on the 5G progress. It will also serve as input for the planned update of the Action Plan for 5G and 6G as announced in the Commission’s Digital Strategy last February.
This workshop is open to all stakeholders interested in 5G, including telecom operators and suppliers, national authorities in charge of telecom and spectrum policy and regulation, as well as representatives of the vertical industries looking at the use of 5G for their use cases.
Please note that the workshop will either be organised in Brussels with a limited number of participants (and live streaming) or fully remotely, depending on travel restrictions in September. If you are interested in this event, you can already register – a first draft agenda is available for download.
ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age
Cologne, Germany- December 1-3, 2020
The European Commission, together with the German Presidency and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is proud to bring you “ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age”, taking place in Cologne, Germany.
At the start of a new EU MFF (2021-2027), ICT 2020 will present collaboration opportunities offered by Horizon Europe (HE) and the Digital Europe Programme (DEP).
ICT 2020 will host a high-level policy conference, an interactive exhibition of EU-funded projects in the field of ICT, numerous networking opportunities and much more! It is a unique occasion to bring together 5 000 researchers, innovators and engineers from all ICT fields, policy and business decision makers, as well as investors and venture capitalists.
5G PPP projects will be there. Additional information will be disclosed soon.
IEEE Global Communications Conference 2020
Taipei, Taiwan – 7-11 December 2020
CALL FOR WORKSHOP PAPERS
SECTION I: Workshop Information
Workshop Number: WS-15
Workshop Title: Early deployments of 5G network features and performance.
Simon Fletcher (Realwireless, UK), Belkacem Mouhouche (Samsung R&D Institute UK), and Roman Odarchenko (Bundleslab, Hungary)
Email Address of Organizer(s):
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5G systems have been under study for about a decade with the intent of meeting stringent technical KPIs to the benefit of the wireless industry but also and importantly for a diverse set of use cases in the “verticals” or industry sectors. 3GPP has finalised the first release of 5G (Rel’15) and is actively working on Rel’16 targeting acceptance into the IMT-2020 framework. With the current state of the standardisation, the many trials around the world and the early network deployment, an initial assessment of the 5G solutions can be carried out. In particular, a useful comparison can now be done between the initial vision developed at the beginning of the decade and the emerging commercial solutions. Furthermore, the challenges that remain to be addressed can be discussed in several verticals both in unicast and multicast/broadcast contexts (VR, AR, IoT, Multimedia, Health).
Organized by one flagship 5GPPP European project, 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 radio related aspects of 5G communications to a diverse audience. The workshop invites authors to submit original and previously unpublished research papers in the following and related topics. They could cover traditional mobile networks or any other new 5G vertical applications.
More information on the IEEE GLOBECOM site.
Hannover Messe 2021
Hannover, Germany – April 12-16, 2021
The next Hannover Messe is scheduled from April 12 to 16, 2021.
The 2020 lead theme was “Industrial Transformation”. But the 2020 edition could not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
5G PPP projects will participate in the event which will bring significant opportunities.
Additional information on 5G PPP presence will come soon.
The editor of the 5G PPP newsflash on behalf of the Full5G Project is Carole Manero, IDATE DigiWorld, CS94167 – 34092 Montpellier Cedex 5, France. This document reflects only the views of its authors.