We are pleased to announce the release of the second monthly report (November) 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. November 2016)



1. European Commission wants spectrum licenses to last 25 years
Key words: European Commission, spectrum license, single European telecoms market

2. Japan to start as Partner Country at CeBIT 2017
Key words: CeBIT, partner country

3. Updated View on 5G Architecture
Key words: 5G PPP, Architecture Working Group, whitepaper, 5G use cases, cross-domain orchestration, network slicing, softwarization

4. Nokia and Ericsson separately announced tests of drones to support development of 5G
Key words: drones, opportunistic network coverage, handover between multiple sites

5. BT and NOKIA agreed to collaborate on 5G
Key words: 5G Proof of Concept trial, development of the emerging technology standards and equipment

6. 5G Innovation Center UK and Digital Greenwich form partnership to create pioneering smart city based on 5G technology
Key words: smart city, robust communication system, ETSI

7. ADEL – Advanced Dynamic Spectrum 5G mobile networks released specifications of Licensed Shared Access demonstrators
Key words: Licensed Shared Access (LSA), collaborative sensing, technology demonstrator

8. World’s first transcontinental 5G trial network
Key words: DT, SK Telecom, global reach

9. NGMN Industry Conference 2016
Key words: NGMN, 5G use cases and services, required ecosystem, market conditions

10. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: Spectrum for 5G, The Second Global Event, 2nd International Workshop on 5G RAN design