We are pleased to announce the release of the sixteenth monthly report (January) 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. January 2018)



1. Conclusions from “Visions for Future Communications Summit” – Futurecomms Summit
Key words: Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Networld2020 European Technology Platform, nanoscale concepts, quantum communications systems, blockchain-like schemes for security, UNINET concept

2. Breakthrough within 3GPP – 5G has arrived
Key words: NSA, Release 15, SA, 3,5 GHz & 28 GHz band over-the-air Interoperability Testing

3. Millimetre Wave project group recently-launched by Deutsche Telekom
Key words: Telecom Infra Project (TIP), a new Millimeter Wave Networks Project Group, 60GHz wireless networking solutions, a low-cost hardware design

4. Next steps towards the 5G Future – A Governmental Update to the 5G Strategy for the UK
Key words: National Productivity Investment Fund, security of networks testing, 5G Test beds & Trials Programme, UK 5G Innovation Network, UK 5G ecosystem, competition to select the organizations to facilitate the 5G Innovation Network

5. Ofcom spectrum challenge in the UK
Key words: EE and 3 UK, structure of planned spectrum auction, cap of the spectrum amount,allocation imbalance, no delay for UK’s 5G launch

6. Ericsson raises cash to boost 5G research
Key words: financial flexibility, support for R&D activities, investments to secure technology leadership in 5G,IoT and digital services

7. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: Leading the Way to 5G and Beyond ? IEEE WCNC, 5G-CORAL: International Workshop on Edge and Fog Systems for 5G & Beyond, Workshop on Economics and Adoption of Millimeter Wave Technology in Future Networks, One5G & 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