We are pleased to announce the release of the fifth monthly report (February) of Dr. Hendrik Berndt’s 5G System Activities in Europe.

The Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) requested that Dr. Berndt compile this report. Dr. Berndt resides in Germany and for over 10 years has worked at DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH as its CTO/CSO. He also has, among other distinguished positions throughout his career, overseen several EU R&D projects. Dr. Berndt is the elected Vice-chair of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The 5GMF, following its mission to provide useful information to its members, has decided to release a monthly summary of Dr. Berndt’s survey of 5G system activities in Europe.

A member’s ID and password is required to read this report. Thank you for your continued support of the 5GMF.

5G systems activities in Europe (05. February 2017)



1. European Commission reorganized responsibilities
Key words: EU changes Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, framework conditions for protecting citizens online, spectrum policies across the EU

2. France to identify frequencies best suited to support 5G
Key words: French Arcep consultation, frequency bands best suited to each application request

3. Incoming Ericsson CEO Restates Company’s position for the development of 5G
Key words: Trials on 5G New Radio MIMO antenna technology, scalable OFDM-based waveforms, new flexible framework design, 5G standard-based trial collaboration

4. Nokia and Orange work together on unprecedented efficiencies and business models made possible by 5G
Key words: open innovation platforms, Nokia’s 5G-ready building blocks, 5G service enablers

5. UK to set out 5G strategy in 2017
Key words: National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), recommendations to UK government, establishment of a new National Productivity Investment Fund

6. ETSI 2017 Summit on 5G Network Infrastructure
Key words: 5G end to end architecture, true scalable mobility, overcoming current limitations behind the Radio Access

7. 5G PPP Phase 1: European Projects deliver results

8. 5G PPP Phase 2: European research project proposals evaluated
Key words: new projects start mid year, additional project set up for “Beyond 5G”

9. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: E TSI Summit on 5G Network Infrastructure, Sixteenth International Conference on Networks ICN 2017, SOFTNETWORKING 2017, 5G PPP projects@Mobile World Congress 2017, International 5G PPP Workshop Series on “5G RAN Design”, 5G: “European roadmap, Global Impact” @EuCNC 2017, European Project mmMAGIC’s 2nd International Workshop on mmW5G, The 3rd Global 5G Event, International Workshop on 5G Architecture, IEEE 5G Dresden Summit 2017