We are pleased to announce the release of the fifteenth monthly report (December) 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. December 2017)



1. European Consultation on FP9 continued
Key words: Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Terahertz spectrum exploitation for dense networks, Reconfigurable Hardware design challenges from RF to THz, Complexity management of Ultra-Dense Networks, Security & Privacy by design, Energy Efficient Wireless Communication Protocols, Alternatives to / Beyond TCP/IP and next Generation Protocols to overcome IP limits for mobile communications, RF pollution minimization in communication and computing

2. First “Beyond 5G” projects kick off (continued)
Key words: call ICT-09-2017 “Networking research beyond 5G”, WORTECS (Wireless Optical/Radio TErabit Communications), TERAPOD (Terahertz based Ultra High Bandwidth Wireless Access Networks), DREAM (D-Band Radio solution Enabling up to 100 Gbps reconfigurable Approach for Meshed beyond 5G networks), call for Japan-EU collaboration on “Beyond 5G”

3. Draft European Radio Spectrum Policy strategic roadmap for 5G
Key words: RADIO SPECTRUM POLICY GROUP (RSPG), Second Opinion on 5G networks

4. New release: 5G Pan-European Trials Roadmap 2.0
Key words: pre-commercial trials with a clear EU cross-border dimension, 5G Global event, two phase trial roadmap, multiplier effect from the cooperation between ecosystem partners, ensuring interoperability and defragmentation

5. Ericsson forecast the 10 Hot consumer Trends for 2018 and Beyond
Key words: Ericsson Consumer Lab’s global research, 10 influential cities across the world, early adopter profile, paradigm shift, increasing requirements on next generation

6. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: Leading the Way to 5G and Beyond – IEEE WCNC, One5G 6 5G-XCast Workshop on cm-wave and mm-wave, 5G – Transformer Workshop on Control and management of network slices, 5G-MoNArch WS on 5G Architecture, 5G PPP projects @IEEE BSMB’18