"Unique innovation platform focusing on future network technologies and end-to-end services."
The past 5GTN+ project acted as verification platform for theoretical 5G research and focused on applications and verticals. In essence, 5GTN+ project provided a state-of-the-art test platform for R&D, trials and demonstrations for its research partners. The development work was facilitated by a wide ecosystem as well as by public research and investment funding since 2014. The 5GTN+ project ended on February 2019.
5GTN+ project explored selected vertical use cases and advanced the resulting solutions towards productization. Examples of the vertical use cases in the 5GTN+ project included:
- Care, wellbeing and fitness
- eHealth in hospital and on wheels
- Digital Factory empowered by 5G
- Media production and distribution
The ongoing global 5G research and standardization progress was followed closely within the project and the results were analysed and utilised for the benefit of the ecosystem.
5G VIIMA Project
5G VIIMA will research, develop and experiment Industry 4.0 relevant 5G technologies and services for indoor and outdoor use. Project is combining new 5G Network technology enablers and latest industry assets, and targets value-adding new capabilities to industry use cases.
Practical experiments are done in four locations: inside a factory, a controlled semi-open outdoor/indoor industry campus and with energy grids in three cities (Tampere, Espoo, Oulu).
- Academic: Aalto, Centria, Oulu Univ , OAMK, TAU, VTT, TuAMK
- Industry: ABB, Attracs, Augumenta, Cargotec-Kalmar, Efora, FinCloud, FinWe, Fin-Terpuu, Herman Andersson, Kaitotek, Mediatek, Nokia, Oulu Port, Pölkky, Realmax, Solita, StoraEnso, Telia, Tieto, Traficom, Uros, Valmet Automation, Valossa
- Other: Business-Finland, Business Oulu, Traficom
Project coordination: University of Oulu / email@example.com, tel.+358 40 5461418
(5G Finnish Open Research Collaboration Ecosystem) https://5g-force.fi-s.seravo.com/
5G Force project will create an easily accessible nationwide testing platform for all 5G and beyond 5G research. This is done by connecting current local test networks and acting as a coordinator of 5G research ecosystem in Finland. Thus, 5G FORCE will bring together multidisciplinary competences on radio, networking, computer science, IT, cloud technologies and new IoT services by providing the test platform for the use of several different verticals and by developing the fundamental 5G technology enabling the various vertical use cases.
Elisa, DNA, Nokia, Ericsson, Tieto, F-Secure, Mediatek, Wirepass, Traficom, VTT,Aalto University, Helsinki University, Tampere University, Oulu University, Centria University of Applied Sciences, Turku University of Applied Sciences. https://5g-force.fi-s.seravo.com/partners/
5G –Enhance Project
5G Enhanced Mobile Broadband Access Networks in Crowded Environments (5G-Enhance) is a Horizon 2020 joint project composed of EU research team (VTT, FHG, UOULU and Accelleran) and Japan research team (TUAT, NICT, UEC, CATV, JCTA and RWJ). 5G-Enhance intends to develop and execute large scale trial activities on actual testbed in EU and Japan.
A key objective for 5G-Enhance is to define and evaluate interoperable 5G eMBB and efficient network solutions in dense area. In order to fulfil this the 5G-Enhance consortium has identified a number of key project objectives; each of which is associated with a distinct set of research and innovations.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland), University of Oulu (Finland), Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany), Accelleran (Belgium)
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan), University of Electro-communication (Japan), Ehime CATV (Japan) Japan Cable and Telecommunications Association (Japan), Regional Wireless Japan (Previously, BWA Japan) as supporter (Japan)
SAT5G, an EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation initiative, targets to leverage 5G verticals in SatCom by defining optimal satellite-based backhaul and traffic offloading solutions along with identification of novel and economically feasible business models to bring satellite and terrestrial stakeholders together on a single platform. The project aspires to rundown the definition of integrating satellite solutions for 5G in 3GPP and to address the technical challenges related to virtualizing SatCom network functions in compliance with 5G SDN and NFV architectural framework, contemplating cellular network management system to control SatComs' radio resources and services and to ensure a coherent harmonize between cellular and satellite technologies in terms of management and authentication methods.
Avanti-United Kingdom, BT-United Kingdom, University of Surrey-United Kingdom, iDirect-Ireland, Airbus-France, Broadpeak-France, OneAccess-France, ThalesAlenia-France, i2cat-Spain, University of Oulu-Finland, Imec-Belgium, TNO-Netherlands, Zodiac Aerospace-Germany, SES-Luxembourg, Gilat-Israel
ICT-19-2019: Advanced 5G validation trials across multiple vertical industries - 857031Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Vertical Applications' Trials Leveraging Advanced 5G Facilities
5G!Drones aim is to trial several UAV use-cases covering eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC 5G services, and to validate 5G KPIs for supporting such challenging use-cases. The project will drive the UAV verticals and 5G networks to a win-win position, on one hand by showing that 5G is able to guarantee UAV vertical KPIs, and on the other hand by demonstrating that 5G can support challenging use-cases that put pressure on network resources, such as low-latency and reliable communication, massive number of connections and high bandwidth requirements, simultaneously. 5G! Drones will build on top of the 5G facilities provided by the ICT-17 projects and a number of support sites, while identifying and developing the missing components to trial UAV use-cases. The project will feature Network Slicing as the key component to simultaneously run the three types of UAV services on the same 5G infrastructure (including the RAN, back/fronthaul, Core), demonstrating that each UAV application runs independently and does not affect the performance of other UAV applications, while covering different 5G services. While considering verticals will be the main users of 5G!Drones, the project will build a software layer to automate the run of trials that exposes a high level API to request the execution of a trial according to the scenario defined by the vertical, while enforcing the trial’s scenario using the API exposed by the 5G facility, as well as the 5G!Drones enablers API deployed at the facility. Thus, 5G!Drones will enable abstracting all the low-level details to run the trials for a vertical and aims at validating 5G KPIs to support several UAV use-cases via trials using a 5G shared infrastructure, showing that 5G supports the performance requirements of UAVs with several simultaneous UAV applications with different characteristics (eMBB, uRLLC and mMTC). Using the obtained results, 5G!Drones will allow the UAV association to make recommendations for further improvements on 5G. https://5gdrones.eu/
(Admin. Coordinator) OULUN YLIOPISTO Finland, (Tech. Coordinator) THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS France, ALERION France, ONESKY SARL (INVOLI) Switzerland, Hepta Group Airborne OÜ Estonia, NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH “DEMOKRITOS" Greece, AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR Finland, COSMOTE KINITES TILEPIKOINONIES AE Greece, AIRBUS DS SLC France, UNMANNED SYSTEMS LIMITED United Kingdom, INFOLYSIS P.C. Greece, NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY Finland, ROBOTS EXPERT FINLAND Ltd Finland, EURECOM France, DRONERADAR Sp z o.o. Poland, CAFA TECH OÜ Estonia, FREQUENTIS AG Austria, ORANGE POLSKA SPOLKA AKCYJNA Poland, MUNICIPALITY OF EGALEO Greece , ORANGE SA France
APPSTACLE (15017 ITEA-3)
Today automotive software-intensive systems are developed in silos by each car manufacturer or original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in-house. This approach cannot meet the long-term challenges of the industry. One solution is to establish a standard car-to-cloud connection, open for external applications and the use of open source software wherever possible without compromising safety and security. The APPSTACLE result will include an open and secure cloud platform that interconnects a wide range of vehicles to the cloud via open in-car and Internet connection and is supported by an integrated open source software development ecosystem.
APPSTACLE (open standard APplication Platform for carS and TrAnsportation vehiCLEs), that is an ITEA3 project (Proposal number 15017) aiming to develop an open (de-facto standard) car to internet and cloud computing services platform supported with an open software development community and ecosystem for open source automotive software development. The results of the project will open the silos of car manufacturing and offer new business opportunities for open source in-car applications and service development and markets that utilizes the platform. For Finland opening the silos of the exponentially growing automotive software development gives great new business opportunities for our software industry and telecom expertise companies. The platform will utilize open, vehicle independent protocol(s) that ensure(s) life-time value for any car or transportation vehicle through upgradeable applications. The platform can be installed in a wide range of vehicles and it connects in-car data to internet through an open standard interface(s). The open platform provides the basis for the development, sell and distribute on-board and connected applications and car services in specific in the after-sale markets in automotive area that is already today more profitable than car manufacturing itself. For the car and transportation vehicle manufacturers the project results will open new avenues for mass-differentiation of their products. Website: https://itea3.org/project/appstacle.html
Finland: Ericsson, Haltian, Link Motion, Tieto, University of Oulu
Germany: BHTC, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH, Expleo Germany GmbH, Fraunhofer IEM, Robert Bosch GmbH, taskit GmbH, University of Paderborn
Netherlands: Eindhoven University of Technology, Forescout Technologies B.V., NXP Semiconductors, Technolution
Turkey: KoçSistem, NETAS, Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi A.S.
Partners of the past 5GTN+ project:
5th Gear Program
5GTN collaborates with HILLA program. HILLA is a new large program focusing on accelerating research to business and ICT to new industries through smart specialization.
Dr. Jukka Mäkelä
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Phone +358 400 245 504
Email jukka.makela (at) vtt.fi
University of Oulu / CWC
Phone +358 40 5461418
Email olli.liinamaa (at) oulu.fi
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Phone +358 400 582246
Email kyosti.rautiola (at) vtt.fi
Prof. Matti Latva-aho
University of Oulu / CWC
Phone +358 40 5889655
Email matti.latva-aho (at) ee.oulu.fi