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5G Solutions for European Citizens

Project description

Testing 5G solutions to accelerate its take-up in vertical industries

The 5G era coincides with the digital transformation of industries. The aim of the EU-funded 5G-SOLUTIONS project is to prove that 5G can provide prominent industry verticals with ubiquitous access to a wide range of forward-looking services that far outperform 4G. To this end, it will conduct field trials of use cases, directly involving end users across five industry vertical domains: factories of the future, smart energy, smart cities, smart ports, and media and entertainment. Over 140 key performance indicators will be used to assess 20 different use cases with a high commercialisation potential. The planned fields trials will help vertical industries warmly embrace 5G.


5G-SOLUTIONS is a 5G-PPP project supporting the EC’s 5G policy by implementing the last phase of the 5G cPPP roadmap. It aims to prove and validate that 5G provides prominent industry verticals with ubiquitous access to a wide range of forward-looking services with orders of magnitude of improvement over 4G, thus bringing the 5G vision closer to realisation. This will be achieved through conducting advanced field-trials of innovative use cases, directly involving end-users across five significant industry vertical domains: Factories of the Future, Smart Energy, Smart Cities, Smart Ports, Media & Entertainment. In particular, 5G-SOLUTIONS will provide: (a) validation of more than 140 KPIs for 20 innovative and heterogeneous use cases that require 5G performance capabilities and that are expected to have a high future commercialisation potential. These use cases will be field trialled separately as well as concurrently with real end-user actors through ICT-17’s 5G-EVE and 5G-VINNI facilities, thus validating their conformance to target 5G KPIs specified for each use case, as well as their business potential, ethical and social acceptance; (b) technological enablers for facilitating the execution of the field trials in an automated way, including (i) a unified cross-domain service orchestrator enabling multi-domain slicing and 5G service lifecycle automation, (ii) an innovative smart KPI visualisation system for facilitating the near real-time analysis, presentation, benchmarking and performance validation of reference 5G network KPIs against pre-defined target values, (iii) intent-based APIs for stimulating innovation and fostering the development, portability and provisioning of new innovative applications by SMEs. Our 26-partner consortium is driven by industry heavyweights from EU telecom and vertical industries and renowned research organisations, the majority of which participate in 24 out of the 43 5G-PPP projects and in several 5G-PPP Working Groups.

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€ 1 149 652,24
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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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