The 5G Pan-European Trials Roadmap Version 3.0 has been elaborated and is supported by the Trials Working Group (WG) Members organizations. It is coordinated by the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA), expanding the work initiated by the Industry and the European Commission (EC) in the context of the 5G Manifesto and of the 5G Action Plan (5GAP).
This Roadmap Version 3.0 was succesfully presented at the 5th Global 5G Event in Austin (16-17 May, 2018). It 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.
The main objectives of the Roadmap are to:
Support global European leadership in 5G technology, networks deployment and profitable business.
Validate benefits of 5G to vertical sectors including public sector, businesses and consumers.
Stimulate a clear path to successful and timely 5G deployment in Europe.
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.
5G for Vertical Industries
5G for Vertical Industries – Building the case through Pilots Projects
In the context of the European 5G strategy for vertical industries, validating the stability and performance of 5G technologies in specific vertical environments and across vertical industries is key to bring 5G to the market. This approach can prevent the development and deployment of platforms that each is specialized for one sector and supports the development of a generic platform that can flexibly accommodate and support multiple verticals requirements. From a business point of view, pilots that embrace several verticals are needed. For example, a company in the manufacturing sector requires links to companies in the transport/logistics sector and/or companies in the smart grid/energy sector.
Making the above a reality and to attract verticals, the 5G-IA has defined the following strategy:
• Identification of priority vertical sectors: (1) Media, Automotive and Smart Manufacturing,
(2) eHealth, Energy and Public Safety and (3) Smart Cities. It is understood that Smart Cities is more a horizontal sector, covering many vertical sectors.
• Definition of a governance structure to coordinate the activities, considering vertical stakeholders engagement.
• Encouraging an active engagement of vertical stakeholders, supported by an active awareness and promotion strategy.
The involvement of Vertical sectors stakeholders is also developed through the 5G-IA Verticals Task Force. Verticals sectors and related Associations (e.g. Industry, Media, Automotive, Health, Public Safety, Energy…) are currently prioritized and specific interactions are targeted. Vertical industries have different levels of 5G readiness and in some vertical sectors, large
industry alliances or consortia exist, e.g. EATA16 and 5GAA17 in the automotive sector. These will be instrumental to foster 5G adoption within their verticals.
The vertical clusters structure the development of concrete plans for trials. They cover the above-mentioned priority vertical sectors. In addition, there are already agreed and planned pilots announced for smart cities and communities. The currently running Phase 2 of the
5G Infrastructure PPP also includes significant participation from verticals. The table below exemplifies some of the experimentations, trials and pilots from a selection of 5G Infrastructure PPP Phase 2 projects across different vertical categories.
Vertical Experimentation and Trials in EC H2020 5G Infrastructure PPP Projects
5G for UEFA Euro 2020
UEFA Euro 2020 – An opportunity for a Pan-European Showcase Event
In order for 5G to be truly successful, high profile trial(s), accessible to large public audiences are planned. The target flagship event has to get widespread media attention and serve as a milestone for industry, governments and the general public showing that 5G is coming now and is beneficial for individuals and society. The intention is that the EURO 2020 acts as the “launching event” for 5G in Europe with a number of 5G services that will be trialed around the Euro 2020 football cup (e.g. multimedia, automated driving, public safety, adaptive buildings).
In each of the 12 selected cities (Glasgow, Dublin, Copenhagen, Budapest, Bucharest, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Saint Petersburg, Rome, Munich, Baku and London), a consortium is needed of local governments, playing stadiums, operators, infrastructure vendors and application providers. Local funding through private trials or/and national or/and regional initiatives will be used to develop the trials. For each playing city, an agreement with (at least one) operator is targeted to ensure there will be a 5G coverage on which the intended 5G services can be trialled.
There will need to be a trade-off between what coverage specific trials need and what local operators and manufacturers/vendors can deliver. Sufficient spectrum (at least 100 MHz per operator across the 3.4-3.8 GHz band, several hundreds of MHz in the 26 GHz band) is targeted for availability from the related MSs, in order to allow demonstrating the full performance capabilities of 5G.
The trial services will be developed together with the local partners, e.g. public safety trials will need collaboration with local governments. Though the different local governments and local initiatives may lead to differences in the trials, replication of 5G trial services across multiple cities is aimed for as far as possible.
A Pan-European steering committee, including representatives of the cities, the playing stadiums and telco partners, will ensure a consistent coordination of trial objectives and implementation. It will also address the marketing and communications aspects of this profile event across Europe and the world.
5G Trials Cities
A number of European cities have already announced their plans to become 5G Trials Cities, at the
forefront of 5G trials and pilots.
A non-exhaustive list of 5G Trials Cities include Amsterdam, Aveiro, Barcelona, Bari, Berlin, Bristol, Espoo, Ghent, L’Aquila, London, Madrid, Malaga, Matera, Milan, Oulu, Patras, Prato, Stockholm, Tallinn and Turin.
The private trials, lay the foundation to city trials, forming the basis of commercial 5G deployment and use in city environment. In addition to private trials, the large scale publicly supported open test networks and trial environments are foreseen as the first platforms to conduct the city trials and public service piloting. These test network environments (such as 5G Barcelona, 5G Test
Network Finland, UK 5G Hub…), bring together both commercial technology vendors, operators and service providers as well as public authorities and academia, setting the initial ecosystem for further commercial deployment of 5G networks and services.
These trial cities aim to provide support for variety of technology and service demonstrations carried out during the 5G trialling phase, and provide valuable vertical use cases especially for Smart City concept to validate the trials in real user environments. When compared to the private sector, public entities such as cities usually have different interests even in similar use cases focusing e.g. on eHealth, energy, transport, smart buildings or digital service portals. In all of these domains, shared technology platforms, free access, open data and interfaces as well as the maximal involvement of local ecosystems and residents are common priorities.
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.
Please consider submitting papers to theWorkshophttp://www.ares-conference.eu ). The deadline for paper submission is April 25th, 2018. The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. It is necessary that all papers submitted to EasyChair are anonymized (no names or affiliations of authors should be visible in the paper).
They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/submission/.
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”). The 5G-Xcast project is organizing a one day tutorial on Tuesday 5th of June.
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 Forums sessions.
A Special Session is organised on “Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era” organised and co-sponsored by 5G-XCast.
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.
The 5G PPP initiative will be at the EuCNC with many sessions, workshops, technical papers and a booth where you can get the latest news. Also at the 5G PPP booth at the EuCNC, we will be delighted to share and discuss the latest 5G PPP results, the 5GIA international activities, and the leading demos developed by the 5G PPP SMEs.
ONE5G will present showcase demo at its booth presenting the project advancements in areas including: i)small cells multi-connectivity for reliability enhancement in industrial environments; ii)advanced link enhancements based on massive MIMO as enablers for smart city applications;iii) E2E monitoring schemes based on the actual user quality of experience (QoE) as enablers for the future network management solutions and; iv) IoT and big data technologies for supporting critical infrastructure and agricultural use case in underserved areas and; v) video feeds from real trials of cloud robot and tele-operated driving scenarios.
Modelling of Computational Resources for 5G RAN, Sina Khatibi, Kunjan Shah, Mustafa Roshdi
Enabling Vertical Industries Adoption of 5G Technologies: a Cartography of Evolving Solutions, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos et al
Overall 5G-MoNArch Architecture and Implications for Resource Elasticity, Ömer Bulakci, Qing Wei, Christian Mannweiler, Marco Gramaglia et al
5G-TRANSFORMER, MATILDA and others joint paper from Technical Board
Enabling Vertical Industries Adoption of 5G Technologies: a Cartography of evolving solutions, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Panagiotis Gouvas, Eleni Fotopoulou, George Tsiolis, Thanos Xirofotos, Jose Bonnet, Gino Carrozzo, Stamatia Rizou, Anastasius Gavras, Maria Barros, Xavier Costa-Perez, Athul Prasad, Marco Gramaglia, Anna Tzanakaki, Dimitra Simeonidou, John Cosmas, Mikael Fallgren, Raul Muñoz, Ricard Vilalta
Emulation-based Smoke Testing of NFV Orchestrators in Large Multi-PoP Environments, M. Peuster, M. Marchetti, G. García de Blas, H. Karl
An Approach for Testing NFV Deployments, P. Twamley, M. Müeller, P-B. Bök, G.K. Xilouris, C. Sakkas, M. Peuster, S. Schneider, M.a. Kourtis, D. Kyriazis, P. Stavrianos
A Beyond-MANO Service Platform, Carlos Parada, Jose Bonnet, Eleni Fotopoulou, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Evgenia Kapassa, Marios Touloupou, Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Ricard Vilalta, Raul Muñoz, Ramon Casellas, Ricardo Martinez, George K Xilouris
5G-XCast and 5G TANGO Joint paper from SN:
Enabling Vertical Industries Adoption of 5G Technologies: a Cartography of Evolving Solutions
Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Panagiotis Gouvas, Eleni Fotopoulou, George Tsiolis, Thanos Xirofotos, Jose Bonnet, Gino Carrozzo, Stamatia Rizou, Anastasius Gavras, Maria Barros, Xavier Costa-Perez, Athul Prasad, Marco Gramaglia, Anna Tzanakaki, Dimitra Simeonidou, John Cosmas, Mikael Fallgren, Raul Muñoz, Ricard Vilalta
Policy Framework for the Next Generation Platform as a Service, A. Mimidis, E. Ollora, J. Soler (Technical University of Denmark – DTU)
A Performance Benchmarking Analysis of Hypervisors Containers and Unikernels on ARMv8 and X86 CPUs, A. Acharya, J. Fanguede, M. Paolino and D. Raho (Virtual Open Systems)
Dev-for-Ops and Multi-Sided Platform for Next Generation Platform as a Service, B. Berde (Nokia- Bells Labs France), S. Van Rossem (Ghent University-imec), A. Ramos (ATOS Spain), M. Orrù and A. Shatnawi (University of Milano – Bicocca)
Proof-of-Concept of Capacity Expansion through extended Dynamic Spectrum Access for 5G
Breaking the Access Technologies Silos by Enhancing MAC and RRM in 5G+ Networks
Architecture and Enablers of 5G V2X Network Slice for Reliable and Low-latency Communications
Architecture Options for Satellite Integration into 5G Networks, Tiomela Jou, O. Vidal, F. Arnal, J.-M. Houssin, K. Liolis, J. Cahill, H. Khalili, P. S. Khodashenas, M. Boutin , D. K. Chau and S. Diaz Sendra
Cross-domain Network Slicing for Industrial Applications, V. Theodorou, K. V. Katsaros, A. Roos, E. Sakic, V. Kulkarni
Transactional Network Updates in SDN, Maja Curic, Zoran Despotovic, Artur Hecker, Georg Carle
Meshed Backhauling of Small Cells Using IEEE802.11ad at 60GHz, Peter Legg and Ray McConnell
Compute Resource Disaggregation: An Enabler for Efficient 5G RAN Softwarisation, Gkatzios, M. Anastasopoulos, A. Tzanakaki, D. Simeonidou
5G OS: Control and Orchestration of Services on Multi-Domain Heterogeneous 5G Infrastructures, Dräxler, H. Karl, H. Razzaghi Kouchaksaraei, A. Machwe, C. Dent-Young, K. Katsalis and K. Samdanis
Programmable and Flexible Management and Orchestration of Virtualized Network Functions, Razzaghi Kouchaksaraei, S. Dräxler, M. Peuster and H. Karl
A Comparison of Shaping Techniques for Wireless Backhaul Channe, Najeeb Ul Hassan, Wen Xu and Anastasios Kakkavas
V-PMP: a VLIW Packet Manipulator Processor, Marco Spaziani Brunella, Salvatore Pontarelli, Marco Bonola, Giuseppe Bianchi
Handling Delay in 5G Ethernet Mobile Fronthaul Networks, Bjørnstad, D. Chen, R. Veisllari
Machine Learning for Terahertz Communication with Human Implantable Devices, Kieran Sulliwan, Martin Solan
Self-Organizing Capabilities in 5G Networks: NFV & SDN Coordination in a Complex Use Case, Manuel Gil Pérez, Gregorio Martínez Pérez, Pietro G. Giardina, Giacomo Bernini, Pedro Neves, Jose M. Alcaraz-Calero, Qi Wang and Konstantinos Koutsopoulos
An 5G NFV Test Bed for the Evaluation of AI Based Network Management and Security (Concepts), Mathias Strufe, Wei Jiang and Hans D. Schotten
Machine Learning-Based Framework for Autonomous Network Management in 5G Systems, Wei Jiang, Mathias Strufe and Hans D. Schotten
Amplitude Quantization for Type-2 Codebook Based CSI Feedback in New Radio System, Honglei Miao, Markus Mueck and Michael Faerber
MEC-assisted End-to-End Latency Evaluations for C-V2X Communications, Mustafa Emara, Miltiades C. Filippou, Dario Sabella
Are the data rates predicted by the analytic analysis of receivers with low resolution ADCs achievable?, Kilian Roth, Hessam Pirzadeh, A. Lee Swindlehurst, Josef A. Nossek
Predictive Network Control and Throughput Sub-Optimality of MaxWeight, Richard Schoeffauer, Gerhard Wunder
Enabling Advanced 5G Validations and Optimizations by Means of System Level Simulations, Andreas Georgakopoulos, Evangelos Kosmatos, Ioannis-Prodromos Belikaidis, Martin Kurras, Lars Thiele, Panagiotis Demestichas
For more details and to register to the EuCNC 2018 visit www.eucnc.eu .
5G Huddle and Wireless Word Research Forum meeting
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 is being 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 moderation of the session « Real-world implementation of 5G – building the business case through trials and pilots » by Miquel Payaró, Head of Division, Senior Researcher, CTTC, and 5G-IA Board member.
The theme for the WWRF meeting is: 5G and Broadband Connectivity for All.