We are pleased to announce the release of the thirteenth monthly report (October) 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. October 2017)



1. European 5G Annual Journal 2017 just released
Key words: 5G ecosystem evolution, achievements of all 5G PPP phase 1 projects, set of milestones from 5G explorations to 5G deployment, standardization, trials and pilots

2. View on 5G Architecture (Version 2.0)
Key words: key design recommendations, concept evaluation

3. New pre-published Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Information and Communication Technologies
Key words: publication before adoption, consultation results, 5G related considerations, 5G end to end facility, 5G for cooperative, connected and automated mobility, Advanced 5G validation trials across multiple vertical industries, 5G long term evolution

4. European Union takes power on hightech company acquisitions
Key words: communication from European Commission to European Parliament, screening for foreign direct investments in EU, security and public order, control of critical assets

5. Deutsche Telekom deployed Europe’s first commercial 5G NR implementation
Key words: pre-standard 5G connection in live network conditions, non-standalone mode

6. 5G PPP Phase 2 Projects description concluded
Key words: ONE5G -E2E-aware Optimizations and advancements for the Network Edge of 5G New Radio, SaT5G -Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G, SLICENET -End-to-End Cognitive Network Slicing and Slice Management Framework in Virtualised Multi-Domain, Multi-Tenant 5G Networks, Global5G -Global vision, standardisation & stakeholder engagement in 5G

7. A Look ahead: 5G PPP Phase 3 – Stakeholders Infodays
Key words: prospective proposers, 5G PPP call 3, all interested international parties

8. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: 5G PPP Phase 3 Stakeholders 1st Infoday, 5G PPP Phase 3 Stakeholders 2nd Infoday, 5G Experience Day, Centimetre and Millimetre Wave based communications for 5G Networks, 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, Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications Conference, 5G Antenna workshop, Fokus Fuseco Forum at Berlin 5G Week, Fantastic – 5G@GLOBECOM, Leading the Way to 5G and Beyond – IEEE WCNC