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.
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1. European Commission drafts directions towards 2030s
Key words: ninth research framework program FP 9, open ecosystems for research, innovation and education, “Beyond the Horizon: foresight in support of future EU research and innovation policy” (BOHEMIA), first report “New Horizons”
2. First “Beyond 5G” projects kick off
Key words: work items beyond 5G under the specific call ICT -09-2017- “Networking research beyond 5G”, TERRANOVA (Terabit/s Wireless Connectivity by TeraHertz innovative technologies to deliver optical network quality of experience in systems beyond 5G), EPIC – Enabling Practical Wireless Tb/s Communications with Next Generation Channel Coding, ULTRAWAVE (Ultra Capacity Wireless Layer Beyond 100 GHz Based On Millimeter Wave Traveling Wave Tubes
3. Visions for Future Communications Summit
Key words: European Technology Platform Networld2020, update of the European Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, next big step in communications, nanotechnology, Internet of Nano-Things, isoparametric hypersurfaces, visionary white paper
4. Italy outlines detailes of pre-commercial 5G trials in five cities
Key words: Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), European Commission’s 5G Action Plan, first live end-to-end 5G data connection in Italy, Europe’s first 5G pre-commercial network in 3.6 to 3.8 GHz band, 3D virtualisation and reconstruction of archaeological sites and museums
5. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking, The European Big Data Value Forum 2017, 5G-T@Workshop on Control and management of network slices, 5G-MoNArch WS on 5G Architecture@ICC’18, 5G PPP Phase 3 Stakeholders 2nd Infoday, TU-Automotive Europe – Europe’s largest event for the connected car, Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications Conference, 5G Workshop on Antenna Innovation and Evolution, Fokus Fuseco Forum at Berlin 5G Week, Fantastic – 5G@GLOBECOM, Leading the Way to 5G and Beyond – IEEE WCNC, Centimetre and Millimetre Wave based communications for 5G Networks