We are pleased to announce the release of the twentieth monthly report (May) 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. May 2018)



1. Strategic ICT Research & Innovation Agenda for Europe 2021 – 2027
Key words: white paper, Framework Program 9 (FP9), NetWorld 2020, 5G-IA, Smart Networks, public consultation

2. New 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation between EU countries and lawmakers
Key words: 5G-ACIC, fast implementation of industry 4.0, contribution to standardisation and regulation of 5G, first white paper

3. Deutsche Telekom lays the foundation for 5G rollout in Germany
Key words: 5G cluster in Berlin, 3 GHz band

4. Italian operator Wind Tre select Ericsson for evolution of its network to 5G Core.
Key words: five-year contract, virtualized network & orchestration capabilities, transformation for the digital revolution of 5G and IoT

5. Service Development Kits for 5G Cities
Key words: Deployment of smart city (virtualized) services, service development kits integrated with a networks orchestrator platform, city wide pilots

6. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: 5GCAR Summer School, EuCNC’18, 2md Wprkshop on business models and techno-economic analysis for 5G networks, Reality check for Connected Autonomous Driving, 3rd Workshop on 5G Network Management and QoS, 4th Workshop on Software Network, Cloud Technologies and Energy Efficiency in Mobile Communication Networks, 2nd 5GEx Industrial Workshop, SELFNET Industry Workshop – Effective Network Management in 5G, 5G-MoNArch WS on 5G Architecture, The WWRF 5G Huddle and Wireless World Research Forum meeting, 5G PPP projects @IEEE BSMB’18, The 2018 edition of ETSI Security Week, 5G-XCast @IEEE 5G World Forum’18