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Evolving FIRE into a 5G-Oriented Experimental Playground for Vertical industries

Evolving FIRE into a 5G-Oriented Experimental Playground for Vertical industries

Objective

Key industrial sectors e.g. automotive, are rapidly transformed by digital and communication technologies leading to the fourth industrial revolution. New ones are in the making, e.g. Smart Cities, which inspire a new breed of applications and services. The salient characteristic of these sectors, known as verticals, is that they are rapidly becoming open ecosystems built on top of common physical infrastructures and resources. This requires a high degree of technological convergence among vertical industries empowering them with enhanced technical capacity to trigger the development of new, innovative products, applications and services.

5G network infrastructures and embodied technologies are destined to “become a stakeholder driven, holistic environment for technical and business innovation integrating networking, computing and storage resources into one programmable and unified infrastructure”. It is this 5G vision that when it is further projected to accommodate verticals raises a number of technical issues Motivated by them, 5GinFIRE project aspires to address two interlinked questions:
- Q1: How such a holistic and unified environment should look like?
- Q2: How can 5GinFIRE host and integrate verticals and concurrently deal with reconciling their competing and opposing requirements?

Addressing these key questions, 5GinFIRE main technical objective is to build and operate an Open, and Extensible 5G NFV-based Reference (Open5G-NFV) ecosystem of Experimental Facilities that integrates existing FIRE facilities with new vertical-specific ones and enables experimentation of vertical industries.

In order to guarantee architectural and technological convergence the proposed environment will be built in alignment with on-going standardization and open source activities. Accordingly, the Open5G-NFV FIRE ecosystem may serve as the forerunner experimental playground wherein innovations may be proposed before they are ported to emerging “mainstream” 5G networks.

Coordinator

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH

Address

Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 2 856 175

Participants (9)

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B-COM

France

EU Contribution

€ 350 767,50

EASY GLOBAL MARKET SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 225 610

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 277 000

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 326 892,50

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 321 275

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 369 125

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 273 125

FUNDACAO DE APOIO UNIVERSITARIO

Brazil

UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

Brazil

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732497

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 382 782,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 970

Coordinated by:

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH

Germany