Hundreds of people visited the 5G-IA/5G PPP booth during the four show days. Both the 5G-IA and 5G PPP projects received a lot of interest, with media, policy-makers and attendees visiting the booth and demonstrations. Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, 5G-IA Secretary General & 5G PPP Steering Board Chair, and Colin Willcock, 5G-IA Board chairman were both interviewed by international press including TelecomTV, TVE National Spanish TV and Les Echos.
To-Euro-5G was also there and reports. Partners noted that 5G was the real star in Barcelona this year. The first commercial roll-outs are now being set for 2019 as emphasized by Ericsson CEO, Börje Ekholm in his briefing to analysts. Operators appear to have accelerated the process. Every telco was also trying to prove as imaginative as possible in the array of applications and benefits of 5G they were promoting. The first fixed 5G device was presented by Huawei (5G CPE, sub-6 GHz but could also support millimetre wave bands). Huawei joined Qualcomm, Intel and Samsung in announcing its own 5G chipset for fixed applications. Spectrum was also a key topic; the 3.5 GHz band appears to be the main 5G band worldwide (3.1-4.2 GHz in the USA, 3.4-3.8 GHz in Europe).
5G PPP demos & talks
5G-IA / 5G PPP were also present at the Mobile World Capital stand (Congress Square, CS40)
Thanks to close collaboration between 5G-IA / 5G PPP and Mobile World Capital Barcelona, advanced results from selected 5G PPP verticals’ projects showcased in the event’s prestigious Congress Square.
“Some of these projects – 5G-Xhaul, 5GCAR, 5G-MoNArch, ONE5G and 5GCity – presented their demos, including Cost-effective and reconfigurable novel transport network, Lane merge and Vulnerable road user protection, Industrial sea-port environment, Vertical-IoT applications, Flexible network slicing allocation in cities via neutral host, while all the others had great visibility at the 5G-IA/5G PPP booth. The visitors’ engagement in the demos exceeded our best expectations, and we were pleased to have had Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Pearse O’Donohue, Director Future Networks at the European Commission, DG CONNECT, visiting us to experience our projects’ progress firsthand.” said Jean-Pierre Bienaimé.
“Our participation in MWC 18 gave us the opportunity to disseminate the work of 5G-XHaul to both 5G PPP community as well as to key industrial players working in 5G around the globe. We have gathered valuable feedback and very good assessment of our work given the final demonstration activities which will be held in the city of Bristol in June 2018″ declared Paris Flegkas, 5G-XHaul
5GCAR shared project learnings with mobile network operators, automotive original equipment manufacturers, and other stakeholders during the largest gathering of the year for the mobile industry. The MWC is a great event to meet and interact with a large variety of industries” said Mikael Fallgren, 5GCAR
“5G-MoNArch has been one of the 5G PPP projects selected to present at the booth of MobileWorldCapital Barcelona, the local organizer of the MWC. With quite a number of interesting talks to visitors from both research and industry, and presenting the project’s scope, approach and goals in the MWCapital to the public, the presence can clearly be seen as a full success, even at that early stage of the project. The approach of 5G-MoNArch to bring the new 5G mobile network architecture to practice through two real-world testbeds, being at the forefront of applying network slicing to industrial and media & entertainment use cases, was very much appreciated. We are looking forward to MWC 19, where the results of the testbed implementations will be ready to be shown!” stated Christoph Schmelz, 5G-MoNArch
View here the 5G-MoNArch video presented at the MWC’18!
Brochures on the projects’ demos (5GCAR, 5GMoNArch, 5GXHaul, and ONE5G) were also distributed at the Mobile World Capital stand and the 5G-IA booth.
Printed copies of the European 5G Annual Journal 2017 were also available. Have a look at the e-version here.
The 2018 edition is currently being prepared by To-Euro-5G project. Contributions from projects are expected by March 31st, 2018.
IoT and 5G uses cases (Hall 4, Auditorium 4)
Under the theme of “IoT and 5G…brought to life”, some of the most exciting IoT demos in automotive, manufacturing or connectivity were presented by leading players, disruptors and newcomers.
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, 5G-IA Secretary General was one of the keynote speakers. He presented an overview of the 5G PPP Projects and expected impact on 5G & IoT applications.
“They are directly linked to our Pan-European Trials Roadmap, being supported by the European Commission and creating opportunities for 5G partnerships to lead the way to commercial deployment” reaffirmed Jean-Pierre Bienaimé.
Vangelis Kosmatos (WINGS ICT Solutions) and I presented One5G and discussed the following key points: on the need for efficient, end-to-end aware, radio resource management for serving the diverse applications and heterogeneous environments (megacities and rural/underserved areas) envisaged in 5G; on the opportunity of having 5G as the platform that will enable, encompass, enhance, and, therefore, maximize the benefits from IoT and Artificial Intelligence” said Panagiotis Demestichas, ONE5G
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé on Telecom TV
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General of the 5G Infrastructure Association was interwieved by Guy Daniels (TV Telecom) at the last Mobile World Congress.
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To-Euro-5G and 5G-IA jointly prepared the Public Brokerage resource for the 5G PPP phase 3 calls requesting submissions in the first half of 2018.
The Brokerage Platform will show information about potential proposals that people may wish to contact and also show expertise offered by potential participants that you may wish to invite to join your consortium. We hope it can help you to find suitable partners and projects. As always with such services it will only be as successful if the community wishes to use it. We encourage all potential participants in the 5G PPP phase 3 to avail of this service and to make your proposals the best possible by finding the best partners.
If you want to present your information, or if you want to browse the submitted information to find either proposals or potential partners please follow the links hereplease follow the appropriate link below and submit your information.
If needed, additional information is available here.
The European 5G Observatory
Commissioner Mariya Gabriel @MWC’18
Commissioner Mariya Gabriel recalled that the Commission will launch this year large 5G pre-commercial trial projects in the framework of the 5G PPP, with a total amount of EUR 200 million to foster new 5G cross-industry partnerships. Many of them will build on the so-called “5G corridors”, cross-borders sections of highways, which can be used for testing Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility services.
She also announced at the MWC two further initiatives:
the European 5G Observatory, – a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 140,000. The purpose of this call for tenders is to provide accurate and up-to-date market information that is relevant for EU policy makers to work within the rapidly changing political and technological environment of today’s global economy. The European 5G Observatory builds on the 5G trials list and on the Pan-European 5G Trials Roadmap elaborated by The 5G-IA and the Trials WG in cooperation with To-Euro-5G. The European 5G Observatory will provide independent monitoring information regarding the main actual and likely market developments, 5G trials and other actions taken by Member States as well as industry stakeholders regarding 5G market introduction in Europe and in a global context. This will allow assessing the progress of the EU 5G Action Plan and to take actions to fully implement it.
The Commission also plans to launch the European 5G Pioneer Award initiative with GSMA, aiming to single out the front runners in Europe adopting 5G, whether they are key partnerships with vertical sectors or innovative 5G cities or regions. The giving of the first award is planned for next year’s edition of the MWC.
Throughout MWC, it was made clear that 5G will enable many inspiring technological – and social – improvements in the near future.
SELFNET will present in this workshop its network management framework, which provides three major benefits for 5G networks:
The SELFNET framework helps operators build a resilient network infrastructure for 5G, which makes the most effective use of the network technologies they already have.
The SELFNET framework enables service providers to significantly reduce the time for service creation, depending on the conditions down to about 10 minutes. The SELFNET framework can help network operators significantly reduce the total cost of ownership for their network infrastructures.
5G PPP @WCNC’18
Barcelona, Spain – April 15-18, 2018
The 2018 edition of this conference will be held in Barcelona on April 15-18, 2018 at the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) and will be organized by the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC).
WCNC’18 is seen as a major dissemination opportunity for 5G-IA/5G PPP phase 2 projects.
Three phase 2 projects will be present @WCNC’18.
ONE-5G, 5G-XCast and 5G-Transformer.
One5G and 5G-Xcast are co-organizing a joint workshop on cm-wave and mm-wave based communications for 5G Networks (CmMmW5G). 5G-TRANSFORMER co-organises the First Workshop of COntrol and Management of network slices for VERTicals (COMVERT). 5G-CORAL as complementary 5G project will also be there. It co-organises the First International Workshop on Edge and Fog Systems for 5G & Beyond (IWEF). At last, the 5G-Miedge, TWEETHER and ULTRAWAVE projects organise a Special Session Workshop on “Economics and Adoption of Millimeter Wave Technology in Future Networks”.
In addition, Miquel Payaro, 5G-IA Board Member, co-organises together with key members of WWRF, the P5 industry panel “How can 5G resolve global water challenge?” on April 18th, 11:00am-12:30am.
5th Global 5G Event
Austin, TX USA- May 16th-17th
As stated by Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas in Seoul late November 2017 (4th Global 5G Event), the next Global 5G Event will be organised by 5G Americas in Austin, TX, on May 16th and 17th. The 5G New Horizons Wireless Symposium is co-located with both 5G North America and BCE at the Austin Convention Center.
The 5G-IA will be represented by eight speakers and moderators including:
-Colin Willcock, Chairman of the Board, will take part of the “5G Trends and Collaborations” panel
-Didier Bourse, Chair of the 5G PPP Technology Board will present European achievements and schedules in 5G Trials and Pre-Commercial Launches,
-Dr. Simone Redana, Chairman of 5G PPP Architecture Working Group, will contribute to the “Network Architecture
Transformation from LTE-Advanced to 5G: Real World Experiences” panel.
-Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General 5G-IA will moderate a panel on regional visions of the 5G Network where Eric Watko will speak.
-Giovanni Corrazza will moderate panel on the future of 5G.
Dr. Peter Stuckmann Head of Unit – Future Connectivity Systems DC CONNECT, European Commission will also be there.
See here for additional information on the Symposium.
Kansas City, USA – May 20-24
“Communications for Connecting Humanity”
5G-MoNArch organises a Workshop on 5G Architecture on May 24th, 2018. View the CfP here. Paper submission deadline is January 3rd, 2018.
CLEEN’18 / VTC’18 Spring
Porto, Portugal – June 3rd
6th International Workshop in conjunction with VTC’18 Spring
“Cloud Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Mobile Communication Networks”
In this 2018 edition, a particular emphasis to edge cloud, MEC and vertical segments will be given, due to the growing interest of these topics toward 5G networks.
The ONE5G project focuses on boosting the capacity of mobile networks, improving their energy efficiency and enabling a variety of new vertical use cases in dense urban areas as well as in rural environments. ONE5G has received eight million Euros in funding from the European Commission under the EU’s “Horizon 2020” initiative to drive research that enables a swift move towards 5G NR and advance digitization.
The 5G CHAMPION “5G Communication with a Heterogeneous, Agile Mobile network in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic competition” Project develops key enabling technologies for a proof-of-concept environment to be showcased at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea. This will allow maximum visibility for the available technology two years ahead of 2020, i.e. the official launch of 5G. 5G-CHAMPION is led by CEA-LETI on the EU side and by ETRI on the South Korean side.
Several workshops focusing on 5G. Several 5G PPP projects involved.
A main 5G workshop approaching the last innovations and research activities in 5G PPP is organised:
Phase 2 in 5G PPP: from Theoretical Studies to Proof-of-Concepts and Technology Demonstrators. The workshop includes the following topics:
• 5G New Radio: novel techniques in modulation, coding and waveform.
• Beamforming and massive MIMO.
• 5G Radio Access Network design.
• 5G Core Network design.
• Network Slicing for dynamically adaptable 5G networks.
• Proof-of-concepts, prototypes and demonstrations for 5G.
• Technology advancements for specific verticals such as M&E, IoT or automotive.
Moreover, the conference will hold specific workshops organized by one Phase 1 project (5G-Ex) and several 5G PPP Phase 2 projects: 5G-Ex (“Control and Management of Vertical Slicing including the Edge and Fog Systems” ), 5G-Xcast (“Point-to-Multipoint as Key Technology Element for 5G Systems”), IoRL (“A Scalable and License Free 5G Internet of Radio Light Architecture for Services in Homes and Businesses”) 5G-Transformer (“Control and Management of Vertical Slicing including the Edge and Fog Systems” with 5G-CORAL and 5G-Ex), Bluespace (“5G Infrastructure: Requirements and Enablers from Broadcasting and Multimedia Applications”), NGPaaS (“Accelerating Microservices: Design and Development” ) and 5G-MEDIA (“Media delivery innovations using flexible network models in 5G”).
IEEE 5G World Forum
Santa Clara CA, USA- July 9-11
Special session during the IEEE 5G World Forum on “Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era” organised and co-sponsored by 5G-XCast.
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General 5G-IA, co-organises the “Worldwide 5G Fora Industry Session”.
Additional information to come soon.
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.
Information on 5G PPP projects contribution and workshops organisation coming soon.
Durban, South Africa- May 29-30
The 5G Huddle and Wireless World Research Forum meeting (WWRF40) in Durban, South Africa, May 29-30 2018. The meeting will be hosted by the Meraka Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
The theme for the 5G Huddle is “5G for All” and it will feature a keynote presentation from the 5G-IA Secretary General Jean-Pierre Bienaimé.
The theme for the research Forum meeting is: 5G and Broadband Connectivity for All.
The deadline of the Call for Extended Abstracts is March 9th , 2018.