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EU-Taiwan 5G collaboration


The scope is to conduct 5G trials addressing technology and business validation of 5G end-to-end connectivity and associated management from applications in Taiwan that will support the development of mmWave, massive MIMO, new air interfaces, multi-user access and other technologies, aiming to increase the network capacity in an ultra-dense network and to provide access for a massive number of devices.

Proposals are encouraged to consider network virtualization approaches such as SDN/NFV and network slicing to make the best use of the resources for services with a reduction in CAPEX and OPEX.

The targeted 5G technologies and architectures should support the specific performance requirements stemming from the considered vertical use cases. The trials should go beyond proof of concept and leverage the results of related 5G PPP projects and Taiwan’s 5G Program.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

This activity, integrated end-to-end network for 5G trials, is to test 5G systems for specific applications and it follows up on the first targeted opening call with Taiwan in which 5G research and demonstration facilities offered by Taiwan towards collaborative 5G research with the EU.

The integrated end-to-end network for 5G trials activity is to utilize the infrastructure of the integrated 5G access/core networks in test beds, in Europe and Taiwan, to verify the requirements of 5G technologies in joint trials for specific applications such as AR/VR for entertainment, V2X communications, utilities, e-Health, drone, factory of the future (though not limited to those) featuring high peak data rates and network density, ultra-low latency, and high reliability.

  • Validation of core 5G technologies and architectures in the context of specific vertical use cases.
  • Leverage cooperation towards industrial consensus between EU and Taiwan on 5G key aspects such as standard, spectrum, architecture and interoperability.
  • Accelerate the pre-commercialization trials of the use cases introduced by IMT-2020 (eMBB, mMTC, URLLC).