We are pleased to announce the release of the tenth monthly report (July) 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. July 2017)



1. 5G Pan-European Trials Roadmap
Key words: 25-year for spectrum licenses, member states dispute, regulatory framework for increasing investment, operator profitability, consistency among member states, predictability of licensing conditions

2. 5G PPP PHASE 2 PROJECTS Just Started
Key words: 20 new 5G-PPP projects, 5G-MoNArch, 5G-PHOS, 5G PICTURE, 5Gtango

3. New 5G End-to-End Architecture Framework
Key words: need for 5G spectrum, suitability of the frequency bands under consideration for 5G, vertical industry requirements, early outlook to 5G PPP phase 3, updated NGMN findings on spectrum, Key workshop messages

4. Users take center stage for real-worked 5G sustainable services
Key words: 5G Seven areas of collaboration, 5G in southern England, auction of 3.5GHz spectrum, consultation for the release of of 26GHz band

5. 5G and Productive 4.0
Key words: 8th edition of FUSECO, 5G first experiences and the way forward, benefits and risks of the emerging disruptively agile network, new software paradigms, reality check on 5G ready applications, 5G Berlin Testbed

6. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: Fokus Fuseco Forum at Berlin 5G Week, CHARISMA Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications @ACM SIGCOMM, 5G spectrum WS @CrownCom2017, 5G PPP @Helsinki 5G week, IEEE 5G Dresden Summit 2017