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EURO 5G Report Summary

Project ID: 671617
Funded under: H2020-EU.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - EURO 5G (Euro-5G)

Reporting period: 2015-07-01 to 2016-06-30

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The primary objective of the Euro-5g project is to facilitate effective and efficient co-operation and integration between all projects of the 5G-PPP, the European Commission, The 5G-Infrastructure Association, Networld2020 European Technology Platform (ETP), related projects from Eureka, and related national initiatives to maximize the European momentum towards, and benefits from, the future 5G integrated, ubiquitous and ultra-high capacity networks (Activity I of the call text).

The project will also support the 5G-PPP goal to maintain and enhance the competitiveness of the European ICT industry and to ensure that European society can enjoy the economic and societal benefits these future networks will bring (Activity II of the call text) in collaboration with the 5G Infrastructure Association, the Networld2020 European Technology Platform and vertical sectors, which may be represented by other European Technology Platforms, other PPPs and associations.

As a key facilitator of the 5G-PPP processes in the 5G-PPP governance, the Euro-5g project will, through the operation of the processes, take actions to ensure openness, fairness and transparency (Activity III of the call text) along the following specific project objectives:

Euro-5g will, as a core activity, launch and maintain a comprehensive communications and dissemination program emanating from a lively and continuously updated website and including various social media tools as appropriate (Activity VII of the call text). This program level communications plan will be shared with all the 5G-PPP projects and will include annual reports on the program performance.
- Euro-5g will use working group structures spanning the projects of the 5G-PPP and the Networld2020 community to develop informed positions on pre-standards and spectrum that will feed into European and Global discussions in these areas. The ambition is to ensure that 5G standards emerge where they are useful and effective in stimulating uptake and that sufficient spectrum is available and its use optimised by 2020 for 5G communications. (Activities V & VI of the call text).
- Euro-5g will also stimulate and involve a highly qualified group of experts for SRIA WG participation via the Networld2020 European Technology Platform to produce innovation roadmaps and the active industrial community will contribute to defining the Experimental requirements of the next phases of the 5G-PPP. (Activity VIII of the call text).
- Euro-5g will monitor and analyse international 5G activities and will facilitate respective activities (e.g. meetings, workshops etc.) and work together with the 5G-Infrastructure Association and the European Commission to have good international relations with these global initiatives (Activity IV of the call text) with a view to ensuring global interoperability.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

The Euro-5G Project addresses the support action requirements of H2020 call: ICT-14-2014-Advanced 5G Network Infrastructure for the Future Internet in a holistic way.

The Euro-5g project has entered into an active and structured collaboration with its peer 5G PPP projects. For that purpose, the project will consider the signature of a joint collaboration agreement addressing more specifically the coordination of issues of common interests in the context of the implementation of the 5G PPP initiative, as outlined in the 5G Contractual Arrangement and its annex.
The Euro-5g project has been fully integrated and pivotal in the synchronisation, operation and promotion of the 5G-PPP. As such, Euro-5g has an ongoing challenge to integrate and support the views of European Commission, the 5G-PPP Steering Board (SB) and Technology Board (TB) and the 5G-Infrastructure-Association to ensure the program stays focussed on the challenges of realising 5G infrastructures by 2020. Part of this involves keeping an overview on the comprehensiveness of the project portfolio and assisting the community to identify important gaps in the spread of solutions being developed as well as to work and agree on interfaces between different network entities. Where necessary, actions will be taken to ensure peer projects and initiatives can be initiated to address essential items.

The expected impact of the Euro-5G project relates to the management and support of the 5G-PPP as a strategic European programme including the facilitation of inter-projects cooperation, exploitation of results, dissemination and standardisation, coherent and systematic research approach, support to road-mapping and constituency building.

The set of monitorable Euro-5g project impacts on the program performance and public profile are shown here:

• An efficient and effective 5G-PPP programme operation
• Optimum profile for the European 5G initiative in a global context
• Widespread dissemination of European achievements
• Launch of necessary 5G standards work
• Measurable Program Progress and KPIs
• Maintaining the holistic view of implementing 5G by 2020
• Enhancement of 5G roadmaps and visions
• Growth of the 5G constituency.

Euro-5G has specifically been active in organising a large set of inter-PPP activities workshops and meetings as well as many public workshops and international meetings.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

As a facilitator of the 5G-PPP programme Euro-5G is assisting the set of 5G-PPP projects to achieve better results and a more coherent and comprehensive result for Europe through the effective management of the inter-project communication and collaboration. The level of participation and contribution from the projects to the joint working Groups and common dissemination and promotion activities has been higher than in any previous PPP. This effective collaboration between European research projects is likely to accelerate the consensus process and ultimately puts the European ICT industry in an excellent position to develop competitive 5G products while creating the market and benefits for 5G services for the European citizens.

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