We are pleased to announce the release of the sixth monthly report (March) 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. March 2017)



1. Expecting the European Trial Roadmap by March 2017
Key words: European Industrial roadmap/strategy for coordinated Trials, advanced pre-commercials in 2018, 5G Industry Association Trial WG

2. Industry Leaders Commit to Accelerate 5G New Radio for Large-scale Deployments
Key words: New standardization schedule, speeding up 3GPP 5G NR specification, non-standalone LTE-based 5G

3. New 5G IA White Paper “5G innovations for new business opportunities”
Key words: 15 “Golden Nuggets”, low latency air interface, hyper-connectivity for delivering new services

4. Deutsche Telekom: World’s first 5G federated network slicing grants global reach
Key words: world’s first intercontinental 5G trial network, seamless platform sharing amongst operators, new cooperation model

5. Nokia’s early 5G network deployment activity: 5G FIRST
Key words: end-to-end 5G technology bundle, early-adopter solution soon available

6. New Ericsson Global Business report on 5G
Key words: updated revenue forecast on 5G, different roles for network providers, vertical industries, customer tailored services

7. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: V2X & Autonomous Vehicles, New Radio Evolution towards 2020,
5G WORLD 2017, European Project mmMAGIC’s 2nd International Workshop on mmW5G,
ETSI Summit on 5G Network Infrastructure, ICN 2017, Softnetworking 2017,
International 5G PPP Workshop Series on “5G RAN Design”, 3rd Global 5G event,
International Workshop on 5G Architecture, 5G: “European roadmap, Global Impact” @EuCNC 2017,
IEEE 5G Dresden Summit 2017