The First Global 5G event took place in Beijing, China in May
Industry executives representing five of the leading Wireless associations worldwide shared their knowledge at the first of the bi-annual Global 5G events in Beijing on May 31 and June 1, 2016.
The latest 5G developments in 5G research, 5G standardisation and 5G Roadmaps were discussed.
This fifth edition of the 5G PPP newsletter covers the following topics:
The First Global 5G Event in Beijing and next steps
The release of the European 5G Annual Journal
Announcements of upcoming events and workshops
The First Global 5G Event in Beijing
Hosted by IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group in China with the theme of “Building 5G Technology Ecosystem”, the conference was jointly organized by: The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP, Europe), IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (China), The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF, Japan), 5G Forum (Korea) and 5G Americas (Americas).
During this two-day event, over 500 government representatives, association leaders and industry experts participated and shared the latest Research and Development (R&D) achievements.Huawei, Qualcomm, ZTE, Nokia Bell Labs, and Samsung spoke on system design; China Mobile, Datang Telecom, Intel, MTK and Ericsson spoke on the new air interface; China Telecom, Docomo, Orange Labs and KT discussed network and operation; Google, Lenovo, Spreadtrum, LG and Coolpad spoke on terminals; and verticals were scheduled to have representatives from Baidu, Volvo and Foxcomm.
A selection of key quotes at the event
“The multi-lateral association 5G event hosted in Beijing was a great success, as it emphasised the importance of leading 5G Wireless organisations working together to progress the next generation of Wireless technology”
-Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas
“Gathering the leading 5G visionary organisations for the first time in Beijing enabled a fruitful collaboration and reinforces the links between our organisations”
-Chair of the Board, 5G PPP
“To make 5G vision into reality, 5G standard requires innovative technologies, especially in system design, key technologies, and network architecture. 5G plays an important role in the R&D of 5G. It is very important to build 5G trial in an open and collaborative way.”
-Cao Shumin, Chair of IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group
“International cooperation and collaboration on 5G field trials is very important, and we understood that the Global 5G Event could be a good opportunity to discuss further.”
-Susumu Yoshida, Chairman of 5GMF
The first Global 5G Event was an important milestone for building the 5G technology ecosystem and laid a good foundation for the globally unified 5G standard. The five organizations will further strengthen communications and cooperation in 5G technology, standard, spectrum and trial, and jointly promote to establish a global 5G ecosystem. The Second Global 5G Event will take place in Rome (Italy) on November 9-10, 2016.
The Second Global 5G Event to take place in Rome, Italy in November
As with the first Event, this Global 5G Event will run over two days, providing a gathering place to have discussions on the emerging global 5G Policies for spectrum, standards and roll-out as well as presentations and demonstrations of the latest developments within the European 5G PPP projects.
The Second Global 5G Event in Rome, Italy
-To provide a global meeting place for all parties active in 5G development,
-To discuss the latest 5G developments in 5G Research, 5G Standardisation and 5G Roadmaps -To highlight the achievements of the ongoing 5G projects
This second 5G Global Event is expected to bring together various insights from a wide range of stakeholders, as was the case in May in Beijing for the first Event. The following types of attendees can be expected:
Investors, CEOs, and marketing directors tracking the direction of 5G and/or advanced ICT services for all industrial sectors
Innovation Managers, CTO’s or Business Development Managers working in the ICT industry
Industry analysts and consultants looking to understand the latest technology advances in 5G
National authorities, regulatory responsible, and community representatives involved in enabling the future European economy through the provision of advanced infrastructure
The first European 5G Annual Journal was released in July 2016. The aim of this first edition is to highlight and disseminate European achivements in the context of global progress in the 5G PPP domain. It présents an analysis of the 5G ecosystem evolution over the past year. It has been prepared by Euro-5G with inputs from the 5G PPP projects. An updated version will published before year-end 2016.
Structure of the Journal
The Journal consists of 50+ pages, divided into 6 main chapters. A quick overview of each chapter is as follows.
Editorial and executive summary
Context: this chapter sets the scene for 5G development. What are the challenges, what has been done so far, and what are the milestones going into the future?
5G initiatives: this section outlines 5GPPP partnerships with similar 5G programs outside of Europe
5G Thematic chapter: this section goes into details on how 5G can stimulate verticals (industry, automotive, energy, e-health) and provides technical insights (energy efficiency, security, RAN design and network slicing, standardisation, latency, backhaul / fronthaul, and Spectrum)
5G chronicle: this section presents a global overview on the past year’s events and promotional activities, in particular on major past events
The 27th IEEE PIMRC will be held in Valencia (Spain) from 4th to 7th September 2016. It will cover wide range of topics in wireless communications, networks, services, and applications by hosting Keynote Speakers and Main Technical sessions under 4 Tracks, 6 Tutorials and 8 Workshops. At this event, 5G PPP projects will present first outputs. METIS-II is organising the panel 1 “What is relevant research for 5G Advanced? CHARISMA is organising the “5G strengthening business and social development: barriers and drivers” workshop on 4th September 2016, mmMAGIC will present papers.
Workshop on Virtualised Coordinated Spectrum Access for 5G Communications Systems @ 13th ISWCS 2016 Poznan, Poland – 20-23 September 2016
5G NORMA and COHERENT 5G PPP projects jointly organise a workshop on Virtualised Coordinated Spectrum Access for 5G Communications Systems at ISWCS 2016. This workshop aims to bring the concepts of dynamic allocation of Spectrum to network services and virtualisation together and explore if and how novel architectures and technologies based on virtualisation can increase the efficiency in Spectrum utilisation.
METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-Crosshaul, Flex5Gware @ 2nd International Workshop on 5G RAN design Washington DC, December 8, 2016
This workshop is jointly organised by 5G PPP projects METIS-II, FANTASTIC-5G, mmMAGIC, 5G-Crosshaul and Flex5Gware, and aims to foster the discussion and consensus building on key 5G RAN design aspects. The workshop will provide the opportunity to share and discuss results from the mentioned projects and other 5G research activities, and to elaborate on how the 5G RAN design shall be best taken forth in the recently started 3GPP standardisation.