-Workshop on business models and techno-economic analysis for 5G networks
5GCity in collaboration with VirtuWind, 5GEX, SPEED-5G, 5G-MiEdge, and 5G-MoNArch projects are organizing the “2nd Workshop on business models and techno-economic analysis for 5G networks”. The reason for the workshop is to show case the work of 5GCity and other 5G projects and discuss business and techno-economic issues of 5G networking. The workshop also hopes to bring together 5G projects as well as other interested parties which have a common interest in the development and progression of the identified topics.
The workshop will take place at 18 of June at Ljubljana, Slovenia and will focus on relevant business- and techno-economic aspects of 5G networks.
Interested parties are requested to submit their papers until the 27th of April by email at email@example.com
Workshop papers can be either Presentations, Extended Abstracts (2 pages) or Full Papers (5 pages) and will be reviewed by the Workshop Technical Programme Committee. These papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings.
–5GCAR is organising a special session at EuCNC’18 on “Reality check for Connected Autonomous Driving”.
This special session will be dedicated to advances in 5G V2X communications and the vision of deploying such advances in connected and autonomous cars. With the development of ultra-low latency, extremely high reliability and massive device access in 5G, the ambitions for smart driving applications will soon become reality.
Therefore, the session brings together experts from telecom and automotive industry to discuss:
What are the desired use cases in the connected and autonomous cars and when are we expecting them?
What are the challenges for telecommunication network, for device manufacturers as well as car manufacturers, and how each sector is addressing those?
What is the status of current standards and spectrum regulations in supporting those challenges?
What are the lessons learnt from experimentation?
-Network Management and QoS
The 5G PPP Working Group hosts its 3rd Workshop on Network Management and QoS @EuCNC’18 on Monday, 18-June.
The workshop will bring together contributing projects within the 5G PPP as well as other interested parties (organisations and external projects) who wish to develop and progress topics such as network management, QoS, SDN and NFV, in addition to the vertical integration of network management.
In particular SLICENET, MATILDA and SELFNET are leading this workshop, with support from 5GCity, 5G-Essense, IoRL, 5G-Media, One5G, 5G-Phos, Sat-5G and 5G-Transformer.
-From cloud ready to cloud native transformation: What it means and Why it matters?
The 5G PPP Working Group on Software Network will host its 4th workshop at EuCNC-2018 on Monday, 18-June.
The Workshop will be the occasion to release the white paper under preparation by the WG on Cloud Native in Telco. Also it will bring together various contributing projects within the Software Network Working Group and as well as other interested projects and parties to stimulate the discussion and share views/results about Open Network, SDN & Virtualization towards Telco-Cloud, Service based architecture (SOA, microservices, SBA), Role of Cloud Native Architecture & Micro services in Stack Readiness for 5G Rollout, Assuring 5G Services, Co-Creation and Ecosystem Play of 5G in a Telco Cloud Environment, Challenges with deploying telecom workloads in a distributed cloud, Hybrid clouds (public cloud + network edge clouds) and workload migration, High availability (resiliency, self-healing, redundancy), lifecycle management in the cloud with appropriately redesigned OSS/BSS, etc.
In particular NGPaaS and SLICENET are leading this workshop, with support from 5G-TANGO, MATILDA, 5G-TRANSFORMER, 5G-CORAL, 5GEX, 5G-PICTURE and NRG5.
Workshop papers can be either Presentations, Extended Abstracts (2 pages) or Full Papers (5 pages) and will be reviewed by the Workshop Technical Program Committee. These papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings.
On March 1st, 2018, the European Parliament, the Council, and the European Commission reached a provisional political agreement about the availability of radio spectrum for 5G by 2020 in the EU.
According to the European Commission, the provisional agreement will prepare the ground for 5G network deployment across the EU, taking into account the previous agreements on the setting of radio spectrum fees, on eliminating cross-border interference and on deploying the small cells more easily.
“We are laying the groundwork for the deployment of 5G across Europe. It is vital because many applications, from connected vehicles to smart cities and telemedicine, will not happen without first-class connectivity. Let’s now agree as soon as possible on other elements of the new EU telecoms rules that we proposed,” said Andrus Ansip, Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, said: “The EU is ready to lead on 5G deployment. With this political agreement, co-legislators set in stone the roadmap on spectrum for 5G that we put forward last October and which paves the way for the 5G gigabit society envisioned by the Commission in 2025. It is time to deliver. This can happen only if telecom, vertical industries and public authorities agree to join efforts and go in the same direction.”
The negotiations on other parts of the European Electronic Communications Code are ongoing. The goal of the co-legislators is to find an agreement under the Bulgarian Presidency.
European milestones for 5G
Mid 2018 New European Electronic Communications Code adopted and increased spectrum coordination;
2019 Technical harmonization of the spectrum bands 3.6 GHz (for connected car corridors) and 26 GHz (for enhanced, dense wireless broadband);
Mid 2020 Code transposed in national law, which includes binding time limit for making spectrum available, peer review, longer licence duration, etc;
2020 700 MHz band assigned in most Member States, 5G in one city per Member State;
2020-2022 All Member States assign the 700 MHz band. Other 5G bands (3.6 GHz and 26 GHz) should also be subject to binding assignment deadline;
2020-2025 Roll-out of 5G infrastructure;
2025 Gigabit Society (5G in major cities and along major transport routes);
European focus on medium spectrum for 5G
Europe is considering medium spectrum for 5G in the 3.4-3.8 GHz range. The 3.5 GHz band (3GPP Bands 42 and 43) has been identified by the European Commission as a 5G “pioneer” band.
The 3.5 GHz band has already been assigned in a number of markets including the UK, Japan, Spain, Hungary, Latvia, Slovakia and Ireland and future awards are planned in Switzerland and other markets. A number of additional auctions are expected in the next couple of years. To-Euro-5G reports on some current initiatives in EU countries. Interests for mid-range spectrum is high. It provides both coverage and capacity benefits and shows relative levels of supply and demand.
In the UK, a 5G strategy was released a year ago in March 2017 and updated in December 2017. It identified the actions that the government will take :
Develop a future-focused spectrum policy to help ensure that spectrum is allocated in a way that supports the government’s mobile ambitions
Consider whether existing regulatory frameworks adequately support commercial investment in 5G infrastructure and services
Define a Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, which will assess whether any further policy interventions may be needed to create the conditions for long term investment in world-class digital connectivity
Set up a cross-government barrier busting task force to address specific challenges related to the deployment of telecoms infrastructure
Work with local government to make sites available for deployment of infrastructure and to deliver the levels of connectivity which reflect the needs of local areas
In parallel, this document outlines how the government will continue to work with the national NRA and industry to address mobile connectivity challenges where people live, work and travel, both for current technologies and next generation 5G technologies. The government is developing plans to:
Ensure 95% geographic mobile coverage and the availability of essential services where people live, work and travel, including development of meaningful performance metrics for the quality of service people actually receive
Developing a model to secure fast, reliable mobile connectivity on main rail routes and major roads
In addition to this document, Ofcom decided to:
-expand 116 MHz of spectrum access for mobile services in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band in 2018 and plan to auction it in 2019
-auction 150 MHz of spectrum in the 3.4-3.6 GHz bands. The auction was initially scheduled for October 2017 but postponed due to obstacles raised by Three and EE. Mid-Feburary 2018, all obstacles have been overcome.
-consult on enabling further sharing in the 3.8-4.2 GHz band in 2018, with a view to enabling innovative uses
-set the input from stakeholders it needs to inform its work to make spectrum in the 26 GHz band available for 5G wireless networks
-set its intention to start work to make the 66-71 GHz band available
-set its current thinking on other 5G bands
In France, Arcep published a paper on 5G stakes and challenges a year ago in March 2017 (in French only). in June 2017, it released results of its public consultation and decided to speed up the process in the 3.4-3.8 GHz bands. In 2018, Arcep could auction 340 MHz of spectrum in the 3.4-3.8 GHz range.
In February 2018, Arcep temporarily opened up spectrum for 5G trials (licences duration up to 18 and 24 months). MNOs Orange , SFR Group and Bouygues Telecom bought permits to become the first users of frequencies. Nine trials cities are considered: Lyon, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lille, Le Havre, Saint-Étienne, Douai, Montpellier and Grenoble.
In Spain, the 3.6-3.8 GHz band could be tendered according to
market and operators needs from 2018.
In February 2018, the Ministry for Digital Agenda launched a public consultation on 5G. The Ministry proposes making available up to 120 MHz of spectrum per operator in the 3.4-3.8 GHz range.
Spain is also consulting on 26 GHz band, at least 1.4 GHz available for release in 2018.
Italy is expected to award 700 MHz, 3.6-3.8 GHz and 26.5-27.5 GHz spectrum in 2018.
Agcom announced the launch of a public consultation process for the country’s first 5G spectrum tender, which is expected to take place by the end of 2018. The Italian regulator proposed making available spectrum in the 700 MHz, 3.6-3.8 GHz and 26.5-27.5 GHz bands in 2018.
The multiband auction is included in the country budget plan for 2018. Major 5G trials are scheduled on 100 MHz of spectrum in 3.7–3.8 GHz. Discussions between entities involved are ongoing on re-farming 3.4-3.6 GHz spectrum.
Agcom proposed that the 5G concessions will last until 2037 and reiterated the reserve price of 2.5 billion euros (USD 3.075 billion) in total proceeds.
The German NRA is planning to award 3.4-3.8 GHz spectrum in 2018.
Germany ran a consultation in 2017. The consultation focused on 60 MHz in the 2 GHz range and all 400 MHz of the 3.6 GHz range. Industry comments filed in September 2017 were released by BNetzA late in 2017. While the main operators clearly want access to the spectrum, there is pushback on the auction, whether to incorporate MVNO obligations in licenses and whether that there should be less spectrum reserved for regional licensing than the 100 MHz proposed in the consultation.
26.5-27.5 GHz spectrum could be included in the 2018 award.
5G trials in Europe
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).
The 5G Pan-European Trials Roadmap version 3.0 addresses the 5G Pan-European Trials Roadmap Version 3.0 and its implementation. It is produced for public release at the 5th Global 5G Event mid-May in Austin and extends the Roadmap Version 2.0 made public at the 4th Global 5G Event and highlighted during MWC 2018. The Roadmap Version 4.0 is planned for public release at the 6th Global 5G Event.
The running 21 5G PPP Phase 2 projects (2017-2019) already contribute to the prototyping, experimentation and trialling of 5G technologies and components for specific uses-cases including vertical use cases developed with vertical stakeholders.
5G Infrastructure PPP Phase 3 projects (2018-2020) starting in July 2018 will allow to scale up these experiment through an additional 3 projects providing a pan European large-scale end to end 5G validation network infrastructure, covering about 20 European sites and nodes on a pan European basis.
In addition, about 3 projects addressing vertical pilots for connected mobility implemented through CAD corridors in partnership with the Member States, to start in October 2018 will support advanced 5G trials for connected mobility.
These will be complemented by 6-9 projects addressing vertical pilots in other domains, to start in May 2019, and leveraging the pan European 5G end to end facility.
5G PPP Phase 3 projects will thus target large scale trials and pilots including complete end-to-end 5G systems, demonstrating 5G KPIs and key distinguishing features and notably end-to-end network slicing, service based architecture, integration of diverse access technologies, and proving 5G technology capability to address and integrate requirements of a multitude of vertical industries.
The number of 5G trials doubled in a year!
Europe is home of an increasing number of 5G private trials and pilots (pre-commercial and commercial) involving a multitude of stakeholders, notably network operators, manufacturers/vendors and some vertical industries. Several major network operators in Europe have already announced first results of experimentations and plans for further demonstrations of specific 5G features, either bilaterally with a single manufacturer/vendor or multilaterally with a number of manufacturers/vendors. Trials have been achieved or have been announced in most of the EU countries (110+ experimentation and trials publicly announced in the different EU countries compared to 50+ in 2017). The main target of the current trials is to demonstrate the high data rates and low latency communications, which are key features for 5G technology.
EU5 countries account for almost 40% of all 5G private trials in Europe
As at April 2018, there are over 110 5G private trials registered in Europe (including Turkey and Russia). Western Europe accounts for more than 65% of trials performed. West-European Trials are concentrated mostly in EU5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK account for almost 40% of all 5G private trials listed from 2016).
The 3.4-3.6 GHz band is the most tested band in Europe (including Turkey and Russia)
Trials are only using frequencies above 3.4 GHz. Five distinct frequency bands ranging from mid-frequencies to millimetre wave bands are tested: 3.4-3.6 GHz, 4.5 GHz, 15 GHz, 28 GHz, 70-80 GHz. Interests are growing around very high frequency bands accounting for almost 20% of trials. However, the 3.4-3.6 GHz represents more than half of bands trialled.
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 @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/.
5th Global 5G Event
Austin, TX USA- May 16-17
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 “Future of 5G: The ultimate 5G Experts” panel.
-Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General 5G-IA will moderate a panel on regional visions of the 5G Network where Eric Watko will speak. Jean-Pierre will also speak in the Architecture panel.
-Prof. Giovanni Corrazza, President CINECA, 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 3
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
5G-IA, 5G-XCast and NGPaaS will be there.
A Special Session is organised 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”.
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.
See information on 5G PPP projects contribution and workshops organisation above.
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.