We are pleased to announce the release of the seventeenth monthly report (February) 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. February 2018)



1. European 5G Brokerage Platform 2018
Key words: 5G PPP phase 3 call, suitable partners and projects, PPP Phase 3 Pre-structuring Model, 5G-Infrastructure PPP Working Structure Suggestion and recommendations for project proposals

2. Outlook to the European 5G Conference 2018
Key words: Gigabit Society, Europe’s assignment of 5G spectrum, balancing investment certainty and flexibility

3. Deutsche Telekom verifies 5G NR multi-vendor Interoperability
Key words: test results, critical step for industry maturity, Intel’s 5G NR Mobile Trial Platform, Huawei’s 5G commercial base station, 3GPP R15 NR Standard

4. Initial 5G deployment in Spain: Segovia and Talavera de la Reina
Key words: Telefonica, 5G living laboratories, Nokia, Ericsson, priority based on demands of citizens

5. 5G PPP phase 1- 5G-Crosshaul project results demonstrated
Key words: 5G integrated backhaul and fronthaul transport network, test-bed in Berlin, mmW feasibility of 5G fronthaul upper-layer and lower-layer transport over wireless

6. French regulator releases resources for 5G pilot trials
Key words: two frequency bands, Arcep, BEREC

7. Nokia’s new elements for its Future X architecture for 5G
Key words: ReefShark chipsets, AirScale, embedded Artificial Intelligence

8. Nokia & Telefonica Germany create a joint 5G Innovation Cluster
Key words: MoU, network trials, building of a benchmark network, immersive virtual reality video experience

9. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: The European 5G Conference 2018, SPEED-5G Workshop on Advanced spectrum management in 5G+ networks, SELFNET industry Workshop – Effective Network Management in 5G, Leading the Way to 5G and Beyond – IEEE WCNC, 5G-CORAL: International Workshop on Edge and Fog Systems for 5G & Beyond, 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