The 2017 edition presents an analysis of the 5G ecosystem evolution over the past year. It highlights key achievements of phase 1 projects alost two years after launch.
On concrete phase 1 project results, fifteen “Golden Nuggets” have been identified and disseminated. On trials, the Trials WG has elaborated a solid and comprehensive strategy to develop the Pan-EU coordinated trials as well as international trials with non-EU partner countries. On spectrum, the inter-5G PP WG has not only produced white papers it submitted to relevant bodies but organised a dedicated workshop with prominent specialists. Key achievements also included strong presence and participation at MWC’17, EUCNC’17 and organisations of cross-project workshops.
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15 Golden Nuggets for 5G PPP phase 1 projects
The approach of the PPP projects and programme Golden Nuggets was initiated mid-2016, starting first with the definition of the key projects achievement after Year 1. The projects Golden Nuggets were collected on individual basis and reviewed at programme level (Technology Board) before the European Commission Year 1 annual review, to develop a 360° understanding of the overall Phase 1 projects portfolio achievements and allow the different projects to fully understand their individual contributions inside these global Phase 1 achievements. The overall approach of the PPP Programme Golden Nuggets was then defined and organized in 3 steps. It was decided to define top-down 10 (minimum) – 20 (maximum) PPP Phase 1 Programme Golden Nuggets at Technology Board level, considering the projects Golden Nuggets and the proposed categorization of major achievements (step 1). Followed the definition of the arborescence and the up-to-date definition of the projects Golden Nuggets under these programme Golden Nuggets (step 2). Then finally the implementation of the programme and projects Golden Nuggets on the PPP website, hyperconnecting the projects achievements to the projects websites and related documents (e.g. Deliverables, White Papers…) (step 3).
The 15 PPP Phase 1 Programme Golden Nuggets are presented in the following figure, that was released in January 2017 and included in the PPP MWC 2017 White Paper “5G innovations for new business opportunities” and in several 5G-IA presentations since February 2017.
15 PPP Phase 1 Programme Golden Nuggets
Trials roadmap @5G-IA
The 5G Infrastructure Association has launched an activity in 2016 to first, generate a strategy for developing a Pan-European 5G Trials Roadmap, and then, second, to prepare the comprehensive Trials Roadmap.
The Trials WG is elaborating a solid and comprehensive strategy to develop the Pan-EU coordinated trials as well as international trials with non-EU partner countries. The 5G Pan-EU Trials Roadmap is addressing several of the 5G Action Plan (5GAP) key elements and targets to develop the necessary synergies between these elements. The main objectives of the Roadmap are to:
Support global European leadership in 5G technology, 5G networks deployment and profitable 5G business.
Validate benefits of 5G to vertical sectors, public sector, businesses and consumers.
Initiate a clear path to successful and timely 5G deployment.
Expand commercial trials and demonstrations as well as national initiatives.
Finding Spectrum for a new generation of cellular technology is not easy. Euro-5G came up with an innovative process for a research community to contribute to the spectrum debate that was termed “5G pioneer bands”.
At the very outset the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) challenged industry to define the problem to be solved for 5G. Euro-5G responded to this rigorous approach with papers to 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) Worlking Group (WG) 5G Spectrum that revealed that one 5G Spectrum band was not enough to meet divergent future market needs for both capacity and coverage. The Spectrum for 5G Workshop organised in June 2017 proved to be very useful.
The next spectrum challenges for Europe are:
Identifying the next mobile band(s) beyond the three 5G pioneer bands with the focus on WRC-19 and bands above 26 GHz.
Innovative spectrum sharing/licensing arrangements where careful research is needed to ensure robust approaches to minimising harmful interference.
Both require technical inputs and both raise industrial sensitivities that may, at times, make rapid progress challenging.
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5G spectrum WS @CrownCom’17
Lisbon, Portugal – September 20-22
The 5G Spectrum Workshop is organised in the context of CrownCom2017 that will take place on 20th-22nd September 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Research has shown that the fixed spectrum allocation policy commonly adopted today suffer from the low spectrum utilization problem. Academic and regulatory bodies have focused on dynamic spectrum access to fully utilize the scarce spectrum resource. Cognitive radio, with the capability to flexibly adapt its parameters, has been proposed as the enabling technology for future spectrum management.
The 5G Spectrum Workshop will focus on creating discussion around the problems arisen in spectrum access, utilization, allocation and management, as well as validation and experimental results produced so far.
A lot of 5G PPP projects phase 1 and 2 will take the opportunity of the Berlin Week to promote their activities.
5G PPP phase 2 projects MATILDA and 5GTANGO co-organise the4th Workshop on Network Function Virtualization and Programmable Networks (NFVPN) in conjunction with the 3rd IEEE NFV-SDN conference. The Workshop is chaired byIoannis Giannoulakis, NCSRD Greece, Evangelos Markakis, TEIC Greece, Josep Martrat, ATOS Spain, George Xilouris, NCSR Demokritos Greece, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, UBITECH Greece, and Carlos Jesus Bernardos Cano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain.
5G PPP phase 1 projects SONATA and 5GEx jointly organise the third IEEE Workshop on Orchestration for Software-Defined Infrastructures (O4SDI) with 5G PPP phase 2 project 5G-T. It addresses the challenges that will facilitate orchestration and programmability of generalized virtual functions in Software Defined Infrastructures (SDI), enabling cloud and network providers to deploy integrated services across different resource domains. Orchestration mechanisms will facilitate the live deployment and lifecycle management of these virtual elements, at the application level, the server level, and the network level within a single domain and across multiple domains. Without such orchestration it will not be possible to enable dynamic establishment of generalized virtual functions chains, according to service requirements.
-In addition, 5G-IA was asked to give a talk on 5G testbeds.
Two Infodays have been scheduled till YE2017 so far. The infodays will explain the nature of the different calls, share some suggestions on the nature of the projects expected, and – most important – give a the opportunity to present ideas and seek like-minded partners for proposals.
Call opening date
ICT-23-2018: 5G End to End Facility.
31 Oct 2017
31 Jan 2018
60 M Euro (RIA)
3 to 4 RIA Projects requesting
15 to 20 M Euro
ICT-24-2018: 5G for cooperative, connected and automated driving.
31 Oct 2017
17 Apr 2018
50 M Euro (IA)
2 to 4 IA projects requesting
12,5 and 25 million
ICT-25-2019: Advanced 5G validation trials across multiple vertical industries.
23 Jul 2018
14 Nov 2018
2 M Euro (CSA)
90 M Euro (RIA)
6 to 9 RIA projects requesting
10 and 15 million
➧For additional information on the Slovenian InfoDay please click here.
Sao Paulo, Brasil – October 2-5
Futurecom is the largest Telecom & IT Event in Latin America, with a special focus in Brazil. Its 19th Edition will be held in São Paulo, from October 2nd to 5th, at the Transamerica Expo Center. A Trade Fair with 22,000sqm receives representatives from 45 countries, and an outstanding International Congress has approximately 300 speakers and panelists and 5 conference rooms in 4 days. The previous Futurecom event counted with more than 300 exhibitors showing their products, solutions and applications for 13,500 unique attendees, in a great environment for business development. Most of Worldwide ICT companies exhibit at Futurecom, as well as Brazilian Fixed and Mobile Operators. Take part!
Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General of the 5G Infrastructure Association & Chairman of the 5G Initiative Steering Board will be there and make a presentation.
This year theme is around Ready’n’Go – 5G Trials and Testbeds. The meeting will emphasise technical capacities to bring forth new and innovative products and services, in verticals such as manufacturing, transport, energy, health, education and entertainment. 5G PPP Projects will be there (SONATA, 5GTANGO, 5GCAR, 5G-Crosshaul, 5G-Transformer…).
The 15th annual TU-Automotive EUrope Conference and Exhibition (6-7 November 2017, Münich) – Europe’s largest event for the connected car – will discuss how to harness advancements in technogloy like AI & Autonomy to deliver personalised, sustainable mobility. Past speakers include BMW, car2go, Renault, PSA and more. New features include round table and a start-up stage.
The purpose of URLLC 2017 is to enable dialogue between vertical industries, mobile network operators, solution providers and the global standards bodies in order to give practical insights into what are essential and also realistic reliability and latency parameters for the various verticals and then explore the means by which these can be delivered across part or all of the wireless network infrastructure and with what cost and engineering premium.
The 39th annual DigiWorld Summit will have as its central theme: Investing in our Digital Future. It will be an opportunity to engage in a meaningful international debate over the strategies of investments that the digital actors should implement to generate return on investment and stimulate economic growth, which have become major sources of concern for all the ecosystem’s stakeholders.
Ultrafast broadband, video content, the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence…: where is the money going?
The big picture: what are the key investment trends around digital technology? Who is investing, in what and based on what beliefs?
Infrastructure-driven revival: how much priority should be given to financing new generation infrastructures (FTTH, 5G)?
A time for major technological and strategic bets: AI, AR/VR, 3D printing, blockchain, batteries… but also telco-media convergence, the self-driving car, the future of banking…
The big societal issues: How to reconcile the impact of digital technology and employment, training and inclusion issues?
Europe as a digital power: Can Europe capitalise on this 4th industrial revolution to get back in the game, and challenge the leadership of the top American and Chinese platforms?
Symposium of Signal Processing for Communications @IEEE GLOBECOM’17
Singapore – December 4-8
The 2017 IEEE GLOBECOM will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore, December 4-8, 2017. The Signal Processing for Communications Symposium is organised by 5G PPP Phase 1 project Fantastic-5G.
The issues covered in the Signal Processing for Communications Symposium are broad, spanning from traditional transceiver design to state-of-the-art signal processing methodologies in contemporary and emerging communication systems, and the application to new frontiers including cognitive radios and smart grids. Intention is to provide comprehensive coverage of signal processing methodologies, theories and practices in prevalent and next-generation communication systems and networks.