Key takeaways from MWC’19
|5G IA /5G PPP has a big presence at Mobile World Congress 2019 (24-27 Feb, 2019) and highlighted many demos, key achievements and discussed the evolution of 5G in Europe.
Three demos were displayed on the 5G IA stand 7K17.
5G-MEDIA: Ultra High Definition (UHD) over Content Delivery Network
5G Media displayed their programmable platform in the context of “Ultra High Definition (UHD) over Content Delivery Network”. This enables Media Service Providers (MSPs) to build flexible and adaptable media distribution service chains—made up of virtualized functions—and deliver UHD media content while users are moving in a geographically distributed 5G network.
5G-MoNArch: Smart Sea Port
5G-MoNArch showed the Smart Sea Port testbed in Hamburg and allowed visitors to: (a) perform full slice lifecycle management in the live testbed, (b) see the impact of slice configuration on network quality and QoS, (c) see live data from the use cases as implemented in the port control centre, including pollution control data from sensors on moving barges, and control information from the traffic light, (d) see real-time monitoring information from the testbed’s network (e.g. radio KPIs, E2E latency).
ONE5G: Serving megacities and industrial areas through 5G technologies
ONE5G demonstrated how 5G technologies can support network requirements in two challenging environments: industrial areas with large factories, and highly populated areas (“megacities”).
Specifically, ONE5G showed: (a) small-cell 5G multi-connectivity for reliability enhancement in industrial environments, (b) E2E monitoring schemes based on the actual user quality of experience (QoE) as enablers for the future network management and optimisation in megacities, (c) slice negotiation and management functionalities.
Five 5G PPP Demos were on the 5GBARCELONA/MWCapital stand: Hall Congress Square, CS40
5GCity: Neutral Hosting and Video Acquisition & Production
5GCITY demonstrated their Neutral Hosting solution along with a media-related use case called “Video Acquisition & Production”. This showed how the 5GCity neutral host platform can enable an ICT infrastructure owner to slice and lease its infrastructure to a 3rd party.
The service acquires multiple, high-quality live videos from the event and uses Wi-Fi to stream them through the platform to a designated cloud-based application. Supported by 5G, this type of service can revolutionise, for example, how journalists work, since it allows them to immediately deliver content, on the move, to audiences. Moreover, such services can also support the public’s engagement in media production for big events.
MATILDA: Public Protection and Disaster Relief
MATILDA presented the 5G PPDR demo which showcased automated deployment, high availability, and the vertical and horizontal scalability of a 5G-ready emergency response application.
The solution was provided with the iMON product suite designed for real-time intervention monitoring. The suite offers public safety agencies modular communications capabilities, a common operational picture (COP) in real time, and a suite of IoT-supported intervention management tools with on-site sensing and user or asset tracking capabilities.
5GTANGO: Communications and immersive media
The 5Gtango communications demo showed all the steps needed to deploy a collaboration system for real-time communications over our NFV Platform. In just a few minutes with almost no effort, the final services provided advanced collaborative features such as multi-conference, screen sharing and whiteboard.
The immersive media demo showed how 5G networks will enhance the experience of end-users regarding media services by improving their immersiveness into multiple 360º and non-360º video streams and the integration of their social media channels. This allowed, for example, end-users to enjoy sports events in a new dimension.
5GCAR: Lane Merge, See Through, Vulnerable Road User
5GCAR captured the integration process and illustrate a pre-demonstration presentation as a teaser for the final project event planned mid-2019.
5GCAR showed: Lane Merge – sharing local awareness and driving intentions, and negotiates the planned trajectories for coordinated lane merge; See Through – perception extension built on the basis of exchanging data from different sources to detect objects and vehicles in the non-line of sight; Vulnerable Road User – exchanging information on detecting the presence of road users with increased positioning accuracy.
5GCroCo: Tele-operated Driving, HD Maps, Collision Avoidance
5GCroCo demonstrated three use cases: a) Tele-Operated Driving; b) High Definition Maps for enabling autonomous driving; c) Anticipated Cooperative Collision Avoidance. These use cases were validated by conducting three types of validation trials: 1) Large scale trials in the Metz-Merzig-Luxembourg Cross-Border Corridor aiming at localized validation of 5G in the cross-border areas; 2) Large scale trials along the entire corridor, validating 5G technologies in significant trams of the highway, also including cross-border scenarios; 3) Small scale trials located in geographically distributed locations. 5GCroco also displayed its first video. have a look here. 5GCroco also held a presentation along with 5GCAR: 5GCroCo described- the planned activities for the next 3 years, 5GCAR showcased the field tests that are currently being developed to validate the contributions of the project with real trials.
Five 5G PPP demos on other Stands @MWC
IoRL: Slot format and transmission
IoRL displayed a proposed 5G slot format and 5G transmission over the air link (light and radio) connecting the three essential components of the IoRL project (DRAN, RRLH Controller and User Terminal).
5G-Xcast: MBMS operation on Demand. 5G-Xcast showed the potential of 5G for media delivery: from traditional always-on linear TV services to on-demand streaming; from user-agnostic delivery to adaptive streaming to device capabilities; and, from fixed reception to users on the move.
The demonstrator highlighted the use of MooD (MBMS operation on Demand) to activate a broadcast delivery mode to cope with the demand of users getting connected to the same programme via unicast.
5G-CORAL: E2E 360° video streaming
5G-CORAL showed E2E, 360-video streaming across three tiers of computing nodes (Low, medium and high ends) all under unified orchestration and control. The demo comprised two 360 degrees cameras, each capturing a separate event in different areas of the booth, plus two terminals for two kinds of experience: one smartphone and one oculus rift (goggles).
The visitors experienced the automated deployment of the E2E video streaming and 360 video streaming from either camera location, at a fraction of the bandwidth.
5G-PICTURE: Time-Sensitive Network
5G-PICTURE presented a slide-deck describing the time-sensitive network (TSN) for 5G converged front- and back-haul that ADVA and TransPacket are developing.
The proposed solution leveraged TransPacket’s FUSION deterministic delay technology for guaranteed service transport, and ADVA’s flexible G.metro DWDM optical layer. Such a solution is capable of low latency and timing accuracy for supporting the emerging 5G applications, which will be eventually showcased in the 5G smart city testbed in Bristol, UK.
5G-TRANSFORMER: Deploying a containerized ns-3/LENA-based LTE mobile Network Service through the 5G-TRANSFORMER platform
This demo presented an ongoing prototype implementation of the Service Orchestrator (SO) building block of the 5GTRANSFORMER (5GT) architecture. Within the 5GT-SO, the Service Manager (SM) is defined. It hosts the intelligence of the 5GT-SO and interacts with the other architectural blocks of the 5GT architecture through the defined APIs. The aim of defining the SM is to decouple the 5GT-SO implementation from the associated MANO platform (OSM in this case), allowing the interoperability with other MANO platforms, hence increasing the scope of the 5GT solution. In this demo, the current ongoing implementation of the 5GT-SO showed, using the SM, that it was able to automate the orchestration of both computing and networking resources to deploy a virtualized mobile network service based on ns-3/LENA network simulator/emulator in minutes over an emulated environment consisting of a multi-point of presence infrastructure connected by a custom transport network.
Key takeaways from 5G SDA for CAM stakeholder WS
|On 7 February 2019, the European Commission held the 5G SDA for CAM (5G Strategic Deployment Agenda for Connected and Automated Mobility) stakeholder workshop with all stakeholders interested in the deployment of 5G networks along roads to enable Connected and Automated Mobility Services.
The workshop gathered more than one hundred professionals and policy makers. It was open to key stakeholder including telecom operators and vendors, automobile manufacturers and suppliers, road operators, transport authorities, as well as actors involved in road safety and security.
The workshop had been carefully prepared under the leadership of the 5G PPP Automotive Working Group which produced an executive outline of the 5G Strategic Deployment Agenda for CAM as well as a more detailed White Paper providing preliminary scenarios and options for deployment.
The workshop identified valuable elements for the upcoming development of the SDA. For additional information, have a look here.
Key outputs from the 5G Vertical User Workshop
|On 12 and 13 February 2019, the 5G Vertical User Workshop, an initiative of 3GPP Market Representative Partners 5GAA, 5G IA, 5G-ACIA and PSCE, was organised as a collaborative event for strategic dialogue between industries and 3GPP by exchanging on future needs and upcoming cellular standard developments.
Over the course of both days the experts mentioned discussed at a general level the existing procedures and process ongoing at this moment within 3GPP in relation to past, present and future Release cycles, with work on Rel. 16 set for completion by December 2019. From 3GPP, there were focused presentations on experiences in the Standardisation process in the areas of Critical Communications, Industry Automation and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X).
There was also a dedicated session led by the Chair and Secretary General of the 5G Infrastructure Association, the industry association element of the EU funded 5G Public-Private-Partnership, which focused on the numerous phases of the 5G PPP and the numerous ongoing projects that develop and test solutions; and how best to integrate outcomes of these projects in terms of requirements, into 3GPP.
To conclude, an interactive panel session chaired by Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, 5G IA Secretary General, with the support of the 5GAA CTO, with representatives from 3GPP, 5G Verticals Associations and 5G PPP Projects, tried to summarise the insights from workshop.
5G IA position paper on a European partners hip on smart networks & services
|The 5G IA released a Position Paper on a European Partnership on Smart Networks & Services under Horizon Europe on 13 February 2019. This Position Paper deals with Smart Networks and Services for Next Generation Internet. Smart networks and services are essential for the digital transformation of all sectors of our economy and society, for addressing societal challenges, and for protecting and empowering European citizens to participate in the digital society.
Please see the 5G IA’s Position Paper on a European Partnership on Smart Networks & Services under Horizon Europe.
Key takeaways from the India EU Stakeholders Workshop
|With the support of the Delegation of the European Union to India & the India-EU Cooperation Project on ICT-Related Standardisation, Policy and Legislation, TSDSI and BIF joined hands with 5G IA to organise a workshop to bring together technology experts from the EU and India geographies for sharing their experiences and explore areas of mutual collaboration.
The workshop, attended by over 165+ delegates including 30+ expert speakers from India and the EU,
The workshop witnessed enthusiastic participation from 165+ delegates over the two days, including Mr. Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, 5G IA Secretary General. He recommended that India may consider 5G Rural projects on similar lines as the EU-Brazil 5G –Range project for remote areas access in Brazil.
5G-MoNArch, IoRL, 5G-XCast, Sat5G, and NGPaaS projects delivered appreciated presentations.
The workshop was acknowledged as a great step to identify domains of mutual interest between EU and India, where work and progress could be made in the near future. Importance of collaborating on trials and pilots and share emerging experiences and outcomes was recognised. 5G presents a
The following action items emerged from the workshop:
TSDSI, BIF and 5G-IA are in discussions to implement the above actions.
5G PPP Automotive WG 2nd White Paper
|The 5G PPP Automotive WG released its 2nd White Paper “Business Feasibility Study for 5G V2X Deployment”.
This second version of the white paper from the 5G PPP Automotive Working Group builds on the first one, which was published in early 2018. With respect to the first version, this paper includes further work and enhancements that targets the description of the 5G V2X ecosystem and stakeholder relationships, different sharing models for network infrastructure, as well as a business setup and finally a techno-economic assessment of the investment. The scope of the paper is to provide insights and trigger discussions on business models for CAM services, 5G V2X deployment costs and potential revenues. Available research studies, ongoing discussion within the 5G PPP, standardization bodies and other alliances are used as references to build the arguments in this paper.
Read more here!
MetroHaul @ IFIP/IEEE IM
|Arlington, USA – April 8-12, 2019
Metro-Haul will have a conference contribution by Rafael Leira, Iván González, Jorge E. López de Vergara from Naudit on “Wormhole streaming engine: a real 100 Gbit/s monitoring process using affordable Big” at the IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2019).
Smart to Future Cities
|London, UK – April 10-11, 2019
Smart to Future Cities & Urban IoT returns to London in 2019 for its 8th edition; the only European centric Smart Cities event to really focus on practical, scalable applications of smart city initiatives to improve infrastructure and quality of life.
Key issues of funding, security, scalability, & citizen engagement will be addressed through case studies, discussion groups and interactive panels in a program which drills down into the real needs of smart city leaders.
2019 brings an added emphasis on engaging enterprises from within Smart City environments including energy, utilities, transportation, construction healthcare alongside cities, governments, local governments and authorities to deliver the full smart city value chain.
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|London, UK – April 10-11, 2019
The 5G Realised Summit will build upon the 5G infrastructure core and will then feature 7 workshops led by industry experts from the respective verticals to further investigate and demonstrate the use cases in each vertical.
“This event is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate some of this leading work to the world and bring Government and industry together with the aim of unlocking the revolutionary benefits of 5G across the economy and wider society.” – Margot James, Minister for Digital, UK
5G PPP @IEEE WCNC – CLEEN 2019
|Marrakech, Morocco – April 15-18, 2019
WS on How cloudy and green will mobile network and services be?5G-Transformer and 5G-Coral jointly organise the 7th workshop on Cloud Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Mobile Communication Networks@ CLEEN 2019 and call for papers.This workshop explores novel concepts to allow for flexibly centralised radio access networks using cloud-processing based on open IT platforms, exploiting network virtualization and multi-access edge computing technologies that are recognized as key enablers for the definition of future 5G systems. This workshop will cover technologies across PHY, MAC, and network layers, technologies that extrapolate the cloud-paradigm to the radio access and backhaul network, and will analyse the network evolution from an energy efficiency perspective. It will study the requirements, constraints, and implications for mobile communication networks, and also potential relationship with the offered service, both from an academic and industrial point of view.For more information on the Workshop read more here.
WS on Cloud Design5G is expected to introduce disruptive use-cases thanks to its ultra-reliable, low-latency, high-speed connectivity such as remote healthcare, autonomous cars, advanced robotics, AR/VR, IoT… But this “golden digital age” will not become a reality with today’s bulky mobile networks Infrastructure-As-A-Service model and a more agile and powerful model directly inspired by web scale players “cloud-native” approach is required.This model leverages Micro-Services Architecture (MSA) and is called the Platform-As-A-Service:
An ideal 5G PaaS should not only facilitate building, shipping and running virtual network functions (VNF) with “telco-grade” quality, it should also combine those VNF with all sorts of third-party applications (from start-ups, FOSS, Verticals…) for creating new more versatile and powerful cloud objects breaking silos between connectivity and computing.
More information here.
WS on advanced 5G radio access network features and performance
5G-XCast and ONE 5G are co-organising a workshop on Advanced 5G radio access network features and performance at IEEE WCNC in Marrakech, Morocco (15-19 April 2019) and call for papers.
WS on “Satellite-terrestrial interworking: a pillar of forthcoming 5G systems”
SaT5G and 5GENESIS are co-organising the Workshop “Satellite-terrestrial interworking: a pillar of forthcoming 5G systems”, with 5GALLSTAR to be held at the IEEE WCNC conference on April the 15th 2019, in Marrakech, Morocco. They now call for papers.
This workshop aims at discussing recent technology developments, at highlighting still open issues, and at identifying related business opportunities and the market perspectives of a smooth satellite-terrestrial networks integration. Recent theoretical and experimental results, coming out mainly but not only from a few key international research projects, as well as standardization efforts and regulatory bodies matters in the direction of satellite-terrestrial interworking will be discussed and clarified.
More information here.
5G DRIVE Workshop @IEEE ICC 2019 5G trials -From 5G experiments to Business Validation
|Shanghai, China – May 20, 2019
5G-DRIVE organises a workshop at IEEE ICC 2019 (Shanghai, China) on May 20, 2019
This workshop aims at providing a venue for industry, operators, verticals and academics to disseminate new findings regarding 5G trials and new business developments.
7th Global 5G Event
|Valencia, Spain – 17-18 June 2019
The 7th Global 5G Event “Creating the digital Future” will take place in Valencia, Spain in June 2019. The event will be co-located with EuCNC 2019 (18-21 June 2019).
The preliminary agenda is already available. On Monday 17 June afternoon, a session on 5G regional trends will be held. On Tuesday 18 June, sessions on 5G for Business the future of 5G and the upcoming 8th Global 5G Event will be organised. On Tuesday 18 June afternoon, technical sessions on cross-regional projects and 5G KPI measurement are scheduled.
Contents will be added as the organization of the event progresses.
5GENESIS CfP @ IEEE NetSoft 2019
|Paris, France – June 24, 2019
5GENESIS co-organises with ASTRID, SPEAR, CYBER-TRUST, REAC and SHIELD projects the “1st International Workshop on Cyber-Security Threats, Trust and Privacy Management in Software-defined and Virtualized
Read more here on call for papers.
|Valencia, Spain – June 18-21, 2019
EuCNC 2019 is the 28th edition of a successful series of a conference in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the European Association for Signal Processing, and supported by the European Commission. This conference is one of the most prominent communications and networking conferences in Europe, which efficiently brings together cutting-edge research and world-renown industries and businesses. EuCNC attracts more than 600 delegates each year and an exhibition space of more than 1,500 m2. The conference focuses on various aspects of 5G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, and vertical application areas. It targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present the latest research results, and it is one of the main venues for demonstrating the results of research projects, especially from successive European R&D programmes co-financed by the European Commission.
EuCNC 2019 will be co-located with the 7th Global 5G Event, which brings together the world 5G industrial associations: 5G-IA, IMT-2020, 5G-Forum, 5G-MF, 5G-Brasil and 5G-Americas.
Presence of 5G PPP projects will be detailed soon and updated regularly.
5G PPP @IEEE 5GWF’19
|Dresden, Germany- September 30-October 2, 2019
The 2019 IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum (5GWF’19) 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.
5G-DRIVE, 5G EVE, 5G-VINNI, 5GENESIS, and SLICENET are organising the “2ndWorkshop on 5G-Trials – From 5G Experiments to Business Validation” and calling for papers. The workshop aims at providing a forum for industry and academics to disseminate new findings on 5G trials and new business development. The workshop calls for papers presenting test results from trials as well as theoretical results based on realistic deployment schemes and new 5G business models.
More information here ou there.
Deadline for paper submission: May 15, 2019
5G Techritory 2019
|Riga, Latvia – November 27-29, 2019
Baltic Sea region 5G Ecosystem Forum “5G Techritory”, organized by the Electronic Communications Office of Latvia, has become a huge success already in its first year. In 2018 one of the leading 5G technology events worldwide gathered 700 participants, more than 70 senior speakers from Europe, Asia and the USA, leading industry organizations and global ICT companies as the organizational partners and main supporters. More details can be found on www.5gtechritory.com.
5G Techritory has initiated a new open platform for cross-border, cross-level and cross-sectoral cooperation for the development of a sustainable 5G ecosystem in the Baltic Sea region in line with the European Commission’s Strategy for the Digital Single Market and the Nordic-Baltic digital cross-border cooperation policy and its 5G Action Plan for 2018-2020. The Forum has helped to facilitate establishing new partnerships between global and regional ICT companies, governments, municipalities, business support organizations, universities and other key stakeholders in the region and in the wider European context.
During 3 days of intensive and comprehensive up-to-date program on November 27-29, the Forum will highlight:
Additional details will be disclosed soon.
FOKUS FUSECO FORUM’19
|Berlin, Germany- November 7-8, 2019
This year marks the 10th anniversary of our successful and most influential event series FOKUS FUSECO Forum with tutorials, workshops, live demos, a conference, and discussions with leading operators, manufacturers, integrators as well as various industry verticals around the most recent 5G hot topics: state of technology development in terms of standards, products and first solutions derived from international technology and application trials; potential business models in different vertical domains, particularly private networking options and operator network slicing approaches; operator 5G rollout plans, including migration and interworking with 4G, Wi-Fi and satellite networks; relevant 5G testbeds and trials around the globe.
For further information, please visit: https://www.fokus.fraunhofer.de/ngni/events/fuseco_forum_2019.
Additional details will be disclosed soon.
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. This document reflects only the views of its authors.