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Experimentation and Validation Openness for Long-term evolution of VErtical inDustries in 5G era and beyond

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Upgrading the 5G experimentation and openness potential in Europe

As 5G is gearing up for market deployment to incorporate realistic business cases, Europe is taking steps to lead global developments. The materialisation of the fifth generation of telecommunications systems, which will provide ultra-high bandwidth, massive machine to machine communications and low latency connectivity, hinges on the development of network applications (NetApps). The EU-funded EVOLVED-5G project will upgrade the 5G experimentation potential in Europe and materialise the openness of 5G to vertical industries by creating a NetApp development and verification environment. It will also enable the digital market around NetApp designing. Quantifying the performance and flexibility that 5G provides to verticals is also planned, as is maximisation of the business potential from the integration of 5G in manufacturing.


The intense ongoing work towards 5G readiness has reached the point where the performance gains provided by 5G infrastructures should be exploited by third party innovators and SMEs, to create a new, open and dynamic ecosystem from both technology and marketing perspectives. Towards the materialization of the 5G performance gains at application and market level, key contributions are expected by the domain of design and development of Network Application (NetApp). In this context, EVOLVED-5G endorses the vision where the world of NetApps follows the paradigm of mobile applications hosted in a related market place. Moreover, the EVOLVED-5G project will contribute towards the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. Recognized as one of the major vertical industries by 5G-PPP (referring to the digital evolving of workspaces), Industry 4.0 brings innovative use cases, yet technologically challenging, and create a fertile environment for SME-driven entrepreneurship, where new use case-tailored functions (as NetApps) can be provided to compose a digitalized, secure, and automated generation of the industrial operations (mainly referring to functions for process and machine control as well as procedures for advanced product lifecycle management). The industry-oriented EVOLVED-5G NetApps will be tested, validated, and certified in a vendor-agnostic experimentation platform, and progressively define the first set of NetApps that the EVOLVED-5G marketplace will host.

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Net EU contribution
€ 565 425,00
Ronda de la comunicacion s/n edifico central
28050 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 242 325,00

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