We are pleased to announce the release of the nineteenth monthly report (April) 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. April 2018)



1. European Multiannual Financial Framework – Double Budget dedicated to Digitisation and 5G
Key words: post 2020 EU R&D&I programme, Europe’s global competitiveness, ETNO, seven main principles

2. European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association criticizes agreement between EU countries and lawmakers
Key words: note on spectrum negotiation, free up spectrum for 5G, final text with far more ambition

3. 5G PPP on 5G V2X Deployment
Key words: 5G-PPP Automotive Working Group, deployment costs for 5G V2X, revenue analysis for financially and socially beneficial commercialization, roadmap for 5G V2X, 5G smart tourism, licensed spectrum complimented by various forms of shared spectrum

4. Britain fit for the future – 5G full speed ahead
Key words: UK5G, winner of UK’s 5G project competition announced, World’s first 5G urban network publicly tested, public LiFi demonstration

5. 5G-ready network by end of May in Finland’s oldest city
Key words: Finnish carrier Elisa, Turku, smart city, regional regulation

6. Telenor Norway select city of Kongsberg as its first testbed for 5G
Key words: autonomous bus service, network virtualization

7. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: 2nd 5GEx Industrial Workshop, EuCNC’18, 5G-XCast @ IEEE 5G World Forum’18, The WWRF 5G Huddle and Wireless World Research Forum meeting, The 2018 edition of ETSI Security Week, 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