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Project description

Innovative end-to-end facility to test 5G use cases

5G wireless technology will alter the communications landscape significantly, supporting millions of devices at ultrahigh speeds. The EU-funded 5G-VINNI project aims to accelerate the uptake of 5G in Europe by providing a highly advanced end-to-end facility to validate the performance of new 5G technologies. Researchers will test network visualisation techniques and advanced network architectures such as 5G network slicing, core and radio. Furthermore, participants will hold automated tests to see how 5G performs using various technology combinations and network loads. Open APIs will be used to ensure participants have easy access to the trials.


5G-VINNI will accelerate the uptake of 5G in Europe by providing an end-to-end (E2E) facility that validates the performance of new 5G technologies by operating trials of advanced vertical sector services. The 5G-VINNI strategy to achieve this involves: (1) Designing the most advanced 5G facility to demonstrate that technical and business 5G KPIs can be met, (2) Building and operating 7 interworking instances of the E2E facility to prove the capabilities and openness of the system, (3) Creating user friendly zero-touch orchestration, operations and management systems for the 5G-VINNI facilities to ensure operational efficiencies and optimal resource use, (4) Proving the 5G-VINNI capabilities through extensive experiments and measurements of performance against the 5G KPIs, (5) Developing a viable 5G ecosystem model to support the NaaS infrastructure provision as a sustainable business beyond the project, and (6) Promoting the value of 5G-VINNI results to the relevant standards bodies and open source communities. The 5G-VINNI E2E facility will demonstrate the achievement of 5G KPIs across a range of combinations and permutations of new 5G access technologies and end-user equipment types interconnected by the most advanced 5G core network technologies available. For this 5G-VINNI will leverage the latest 5G technologies, including results from previous 5G PPP projects. This approach employs Network Function Virtualization, Network Slicing and a rigorous automated testing campaign to validate the 5G KPIs under various combinations of technologies and network loads. To ensure realistic load scenarios 5G-VINNI will create and make available an openness framework to give verticals and peer projects easy access to the 5G-VINNI facilities, both legally and technically, e.g. via open APIs. The 5G-VINNI facilities include 7 infrastructure instances in nationally supported 5G nodes across Europe; this number may be expanded as the ICT-19 projects come on-line in 2019.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 581 749,75
Snaroyveien 30
1331 Fornebu

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Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25

Participants (28)