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5th Generation End-to-end Network, Experimentation, System Integration, and Showcasing

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EU-wide integrated end-to-end 5G experimentation platforms

The 5G PPP programme has significantly strengthened the EU’s position in the global race towards 5G by promoting technological excellence and industrial leadership. The critical next step is to integrate the highly diverse results and technologies to unveil the potential of a full-stack, end-to-end 5G platform that can meet the defined key performance indicator (KPI) targets. The EU-funded 5GENESIS project aims to validate 5G KPIs for various use cases in controlled set-ups and large-scale events by combining results from multiple EU projects and the partners’ internal R&D activities. The project envisions the creation of an integrated end-to-end 5G facility, which will be built on five experimentation platforms across Europe. These platforms are diverse in terms of capabilities but fully interoperable and interconnected with each other.


In the global race towards 5G, the establishment and implementation of the 5G-PPP programme in the EU has significantly strengthened the position of Europe, promoting both technological excellence and industrial leadership. So far, 5G-PPP Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects have been proven quite successful in developing focused solutions, targeting specific technical innovations. Now, the crucial next step in the “Genesis of 5G”, in Europe but also worldwide, is to integrate all these highly diverse results and technologies in order to “glue together” the 5G picture and unveil the potential of a truly full-stack, end-to-end 5G platform, able to meet the defined KPI targets. In this context, the main goal of 5GENESIS to validate 5G KPIs for various 5G use cases, in both controlled set-ups and large-scale events. This will be achieved by bringing together results from a considerable number of EU projects as well as the partners’ internal R&D activities in order to realise an integrated End-to-end 5G Facility, built on five diverse in terms of capabilities –yet fully interoperable- experimentation platforms distributed across Europe and interconnected with each other. The platforms will emerge as the evolution of existing testbeds, already owned and operated by the 5GENESIS partners, suitable for large-scale field experimentation. The 5GENESIS Facility, as a whole, will: - implement and verify all evolutions of the 5G standard, via an iterative integration and testing procedure; - engage a wide diversity of technologies and chain innovations that span over all domains, achieving full-stack coverage of the 5G landscape; - unify heterogeneous physical and virtual network elements under a common coordination and openness framework exposed to experimenters from the vertical industries and enabling end-to-end slicing and experiment automation; and - support further experimentation projects, in particular those focused on vertical markets.

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