We are pleased to announce the release of the eleventh monthly report (August) 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. August 2017)



1. European 5G declaration, signed by 28 EU Ministers in Tallinn
Key words: backbone of the EU Digital Single Market industries, right preconditions to leverage the full potential of 5G, coverage and connectivity, preserve 5G global interoperability, set up a strategic dialogue

2. 5G PPP Phase 1 Security Landscape
Key words: 5G PPP Security Work Group’s first white paper, identified major 5G security topics, risks for 5G security

3. 5G-PPP Phase 2 Project continued
Key words: 5G-Transformer, SDN / NFV-based Mobile Transport and Computing Platform, 5G-Xcast, Broadcast and Multicast, Bluespace, spatial multiplexing for 5G networks, IoRL (Internet of Radio-Light)

4. 5G-IA expands communication measure
Key words: information exchange with members, 5G IA new office, appointed chair of trials working group

5. San Marino be first state in Europe to have a 5G mobile network
Key words: MoU signed by TIM and the Republic of San Marino, updating the mobile sites with 4.5G, first testing of 5G technology on a national scale, additional frequencies dedicated to the new 5G radio interface, to become worldwide preferential location for testing 5G

6. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications Conference, 5G Antenna workshop, Fantastic-5G@GLOBECOM, Leading the Way to 5G and Beyond – IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference, 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