We are pleased to announce the release of the 22nd monthly report (July) 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.

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5G systems activities in Europe (05. July 2018)



1. EUCNC 2018: 5G-PPP Phase 3 Introduction
Key words: final phase of 5G PPP program, 5G EVE (5G European validation platform for extensive trials), 5G VINNI (5G verticals innovation infrastructure), 5GENESIS (5th generation end-to-end network, experimentation, system integration, and showcasing)

2. European Artificial Intelligence Alliance established
Key words: new high-level expert group on Artificial Intelligence, formation of a broad multi-stakeholder platform, European strategy on AI

3. Vodafone announces 5G trials in seven cities across the UK
Key words: Ofcom auction, spectrum terms and convertible conditions

4. Poland becomes an European centre of excellence for 5G
Key words: live network trial in Poland, RAN virtualization, Nokia, Orange, SK Telekom

5. The European 5G annual Journal 2018 released
Key words: critical phase in the global race to 5G, partnerships between public authorities and market players and between digital and vertical industries

6. June 2018 edition of Ericsson Mobility Report
Key words: worldwide subscription and data traffic forecast, applying machine intelligence to 5G network management

7. Upcoming 5G events, organized by 5GPPP or taking place in Europe
Key words: Workshop on 5G Network Security, Workshop on 5G Wireless and Optical Technologies, 5G-XCast @ IEEE 5G World Forum’18, 5G Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications Conference, 5G Advanced: The Next Evolution Step of 5G New Radio