06 February 2019
Ericsson Spain hosts the first plenary meeting of the European program 5G-EVE from February 4th to the 6th. The program currently has twenty-eight partners from seven countries, including four of the main European operators and six vertical companies.
5G-EVE (5G European Validation platform for Extensive trials) is the 5G European testing validation platform launched in July 2018 with the objective of implementing and testing advanced 5G infrastructures in Europe. The platform will develop and interconnect four European sites in Spain, Italy, France and Greece to collaboratively create an open end-to-end 5G installation.
One of the main objectives of the Madrid meeting is to plan and coordinate the deployment of 5G technologies in the four laboratories in Spain, Italy, France and Greece so that from May 1st, 2019, use cases of six industrial sectors (Industry 4.0, Tourism, Transport, Smart Cities, Utilities and Media) start their validation tests against their required 5G KPIs.
The 5G-EVE platform in Spain is developed within the framework of 5TONIC (www.5tonic.org), the open research and innovation Lab for 5G technologies co-founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks Institute, and of which Ericsson is a member since 2015.
Luisa Muñoz, Head of Ericsson’s R&D Center in Madrid, says: “Ericsson’s alliance with Telefónica, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IMDEA Networks through 5TONIC, with the stimulus of the European 5G-EVE project, will help consolidate the Madrid-based 5G lab as a European landmark and increase the number of vertical collaborators within the 5G innovation ecosystem”.
As part of the session, 5G-EVE participants will visit the 5TONIC lab, headquartered at IMDEA Networks, where Ericsson has recently deployed new infrastructure from its radio, core, transport and fronthaul portfolio, and where some of the latest technological applications, including LTE Private Networks, Massive MIMO, IoT, Latency Reduction and Virtualized Core as enablers of 5G technology, are showcased. These applications are available to the different verticals so they can test concrete 5G use cases in different industry 4.0 sectors – such as automotive and intelligent transport, entertainment and media, smart tourism or critical control of remote devices, among others.
During the visit, the technological solutions which constitute some of the basic components of 5G and enable these use cases, will be showcased. They have been deployed by Ericsson, in collaboration with CommScope and Intel:
5G EVE project consortium is creating the foundations for 5G end-to-end networks in Europe. The 5G EVE results are expected to significantly contribute to accelerate the development of the European innovation ecosystem for 5G with a full set of capabilities, positioning the European industry in the global 5G market.
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About IMDEA Networks
IMDEA Networks Institute is a research organization on computer and communication networks whose multinational team is engaged in cutting-edge fundamental science and technology. As an English-speaking institute located in Madrid, Spain, IMDEA Networks offers a unique opportunity for pioneering scientists to develop their ideas. IMDEA Networks has established itself internationally at the forefront in the development of future network principles and technologies. Our team of highly-reputed researchers is designing and creating today the networks of tomorrow.
5TONIC was initiated by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks Institute with a clear vision to create an open research and innovation ecosystem laboratory in which industry and academia come together to boost technology and business innovative ventures. The laboratory promotes joint project development, joint entrepreneurial ventures, discussion fora, events and conference sites, all in an international environment of the highest impact. 5TONIC serves to show the capabilities and interoperation of pre-commercial 5G equipment, services and applications, by leading global companies in the 5G arena. The laboratory has been awarded Digital Innovation Hub status by the European Commission.