We are pleased to announce the release of the twelfth monthly report (September) 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. September 2017)



1. Satellite for 5G
Key words: ESA 5G Satellite initiative, integral parts of the future generation of communications networks and services, cost-effective solutions within future 5G networks, joint statement on collaboration over “Satellite for 5G”, Satellite network characteristics and benefits

2. Nokia announced its focus on multiple areas of early 5G mobility use cases
Key words: 5G mobility applications, 5G FIRST end-to-end solution, robust evaluation of 5G

3. 5G PPP Phase 2 Projects continued
Key words: MATILDA – 5G-ready applications, METRO-HAUL- agile and programmable metro networks, NGPaaS – next generation platform as a service, NRG-5 – enabling smart energy as a service via 5G

4. UK spectrum auction ideal for next generation mobile networks – 5G
Key words: Ofcom, high capacity spectrum, civilian use, rollout of 5G network, legal dispute

5. Arthur D. Little’s 5G deployment models – Opportunities for telecom operators to facilitate new business ecosystems
Key words: non-telecom player, new ecosystem, 5G rollout models for operators, incremental investment approach for 5G

6. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: 39th Meeting of the Wireless World Research Forum, ”Visions for Future Communications” Summit, Networld2020 – General Assembly, TU-Automotive Europe – Europe’s largest event for the connected car, IEEE 5G Dresden Summit 2017, 5G PPP@Helsinki 5G week, 5G spectrum WS@CrownCom 2017, Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications Conference, 5G Antenna workshop, Fokus Fuseo Forum at Berlin 5G Week, Fantastic – 5G@GLOBECOM, Leading the Way to 5G and Beyond – IEEE Wireless Comm. & Networking Conference