Skip to main content
European Commission logo print header

Beyond 5G multi-tenant private networks integrating Cellular, WiFi, and LiFi, Powered by ARtificial Intelligence and Intent Based PolicY

Project description

Novel beyond 5G technology in the service of private networks

With the imminent roll-out of 5G technology focusing on retail, public 5G networks will not meet industry users’ needs anytime soon. Private networks provide an alternative for early uptake of 5G functionalities in sites like factories, stadiums and transportation hubs. This is where 5G-CLARITY steps in, developing a beyond 5G architecture for private networks. Enhanced communication services will be made possible through a novel access network integrating 5G, Wi-Fi and LiFi technologies among other components. The EU-funded 5G-CLARITY project draws on the latest developments in global telecommunications. It also plans to enable network automation via artificial intelligence. Project results are expected to benefit industry standard bodies, but potential exists for individual applications too.


The first generation of 5G networks launching commercially in 2019 will focus on the eMBB service for the retail sector. Thus, public 5G networks will not be able to address, in the short term, the promise of novel critical communication services required by vertical users. Private 5G and beyond 5G networks are seen as a promising way to bridge this gap, allowing private venues to deploy the required 5G capabilities early on. Factories and private venues, like stadiums or transportation hubs, are seen as key early adopters of these technologies.
5G-CLARITY puts forward a beyond 5G architecture for private networks, which features a novel access network integrating 5G, WiFi, and LiFi, compute and transport resources, and novel management components to enable AI driven network automation. Based on this architecture, 5G-CLARITY will define communication services that deliver measurable enhancements with respect to the eMBB and URLLC services defined by 3GPP in Release 16, in terms of low latency, area capacity, reliability, and accurate positioning and synchronization capabilities. In addition, 5G-CLARITY will develop a management plane featuring SDN/NFV components together with an AI engine that will automate network management by receiving high level intent policies from the network administrator.
5G-CLARITY brings together an ambitious consortium that ensures the delivery of the project innovations to standard bodies, where 3GPP, O-RAN, IEEE802.11bb and ETSI-ZSM, have already been identified as preferential targets. Finally, the 5G-CLARITY technology will be demonstrated in two relevant use cases, including a human-robot interaction application in a museum in Bristol, and a network slicing and AGV positioning application for Industry 4.0 services in a factory near Barcelona. Potential for individual and joint exploitation of the project results has already been identified during the proposal preparation phase.

Call for proposal


See other projects for this call

Sub call



Net EU contribution
€ 568 875,00
Im technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt oder

See on map

Brandenburg Brandenburg Oder-Spree
Activity type
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (17)