We are pleased to announce the release of the seventh monthly report (April) 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. April 2017)



1. Decision on 5G New Radio workplan for eMBB acceleration
Key words: 3GPP RAN #75, Non-standalone 5G NR mode, updated work plan, approved timeline, forward compatibility, commonality assurance with Standalone eMBB, global fragmentation avoidance

2. NFV Key Features for 5G – a network operator perspective
Key words: new perspectives on NFV priprities for 5G, white paper authored by network operators, Network Slicing, Cloud-native network functions, End to end Service Management, Edge Computing, Ran Cloudification, Multi site / domain Services, Security

3. 5G innovations for new business opportunities – European Projects deliver results
Key words: 5G PPP white paper, Massive connectivity of devices, High performance in high mobility scenarios, User equipment positioning accuracy

4. Spectrum for 5G
Key words: Spectrum for 5G workshop, timely regulatory spectrum availability, need for 5G spectrum from sub-GHz to millimeter, suitability of bands listed by Radio Spectrum Policy Group

5. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: Workshop “Spectrum for 5G”, Flex5Gware@CLEEN 2017, 5G WORLD 2017, Workshop on Connected Cars, Workshop New Radio Evolution towards 2020, 16. International Conference on Networks ICN 2017, Softnetworking 2017, International 5GPPP Workshop Series on “5G RAN Degisn”, 5G: “European roadmap, Global Impact”@EuCNC 2017, The 3rd Global 5G event, International Workshop on 5G Architecture, IEEE 5G Dresden Summit 2017