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5G-DIVE: eDge Intelligence for Vertical Experimentation

Project description

Testing 5G for digital twinning and drone fleet navigation

As the Internet of Things (IoT) evolves, so do its applications in vertical industries. 5G promises to further enhance IoT potential with vast improvements over 4G by flexibly accommodating a wide range of use cases with diverse service requirements and will redefine business models for companies. The success of these business models hinges on the operator’s ability to tailor the 5G end-to-end network so that it meets the requirements of diverse applications. The EU-funded 5G-DIVE project will conduct 5G end-to-end network testing to prove the value of business models that 5G will offer to two vertical applications: digital twinning and drone fleet navigation. The trials will be conducted in Europe- and Taiwan-based 5G end-to-end facilities.


Abstract: 5G-DIVE targets end-to-end 5G trials aimed at proving the technical merits and business value proposition of 5G technologies in two vertical pilots, namely (i) Industry 4.0 and (ii) Autonomous Drone Scout. These trials will put in action a bespoke end-to-end 5G design tailored to the requirements of the applications targeted in each vertical pilot, such as digital twinning and drone fleet navigation applications. 5G-DIVE’s bespoke design is built around two main pillars, namely (1) end-to-end 5G connectivity including 5G New Radio, Crosshaul transport and 5G Core, and (2) distributed edge and fog computing integrating intelligence located closely to the user. The latter pillar extends significantly beyond the EU- TW-Phase-I 5G-CORAL solution framework by adding support for automation based on artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technologies. The targeted intelligent tailored design is envisioned to achieve optimized performance and thus boost significantly the business value proposition of 5G in each targeted vertical application. 5G-DIVE trials target pilots running for several weeks on the premises of the vertical applications in real-life testbeds in Europe and Taiwan, leveraging noticeably the European 5G end- to-end facilities from ICT-17 call and Taiwan’s testbed facilities.

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Net EU contribution
€ 264 375,00
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 264 375,00

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