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5G-enabled Growth in Vertical Industries

Project description

End-to-end-solution to ease uptake of 5G for vertical industries

5G will disrupt a plethora of industry verticals such as health, energy, and automotives over the coming years. The EU-funded 5GROWTH project is working on developing an end-to-end 5G solution to meet the stringent and business-critical requirements of these important vertical sectors. These mainly include guaranteed service level agreement for different lifecycle phases of vertical services and creating a portal that integrates vertical services implementing the required network slices. The project is also exploring the concept of embedding 5G and artificial intelligence to optimise joint resources in all network types, as well as in cloud, edge and fog computing. 5GROWTH’s end-to-end solution will ultimately lower the barriers of vertical industries to 5G entry.


The vision of the 5Growth project is to empower verticals industries such as Industry 4.0 Transportation, and Energy with an AI-driven Automated and Sharable 5G End-to-End Solution that will allow these industries to achieve simultaneously their respective key performance targets. Towards this vision, 5Growth will automate the process for supporting diverse industry verticals through (i) a vertical portal in charge of interfacing verticals with the 5G End-to-End platforms, receiving their service requests and building the respective network slices on top, (ii) closed-loop automation and SLA control for vertical services lifecycle management and (iii) AI-driven end-to-end network solutions to jointly optimize Access, Transport, Core and Cloud, Edge and Fog resources, across multiple technologies and domains. The main objective of 5Growth is the technical and business validation of 5G technologies from the verticals’ points of view, following a field-trial-based approach on vertical sites (TRL 6-7). Multiple use cases of vertical industries (Comau, Efacec_S, Efacec_E, Innovalia) will be field-trialed on four vertical-owned sites in close collaboration with the vendors (Ericsson, Interdigital, NEC, Nokia) and the operators (Altice, Telecom Italia, Telefonica) in the project. 5Growth will leverage on the results of 5G-PPP Phase 2 projects where slicing, virtualization and multi-domain solutions for the creation and provisioning of vertical services are being developed and validated, e.g. 5G-TRANSFORMER and 5G-MONARCH. Two ICT-17-2018 5G End-to-End platforms, 5G EVE and 5G-VINNI, have been selected for the Trials to demonstrate the 5Growth specific vertical use cases. In addition to the impact on vertical-oriented standards (e.g. EN50126 (IEC62278) for railway signaling), the verticals in the consortium will be offered an opportunity to influence ongoing 5G standardization by leveraging the involvement of leading experts in the various relevant SDOs.

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Net EU contribution
€ 954 625,00
Calle madrid 126
28903 Getafe (madrid)

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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