Nextworks in 5G PPP Phase 3: 5G EVE project has started!

31st August 2018

5G PPP infrastructure project 5G EVE started its work in July this year.

The project is addressing a challenge which is crucial for all actors in the 5G value chain: we aim to provide reliable E2E network environments for early validation of innovative 5G services and applications.

5G EVE will be instrumental towards the pervasive roll-out of 5G end-to-end networks in Europe. The project will do so by offering to all 5G experimenters a 5G end-to-end facility, which enables them to validate the performance of their 5G-ready solutions prior to 5G networks being commercially rolled out. The three-year project is performed by a multidisciplinary consortium of 28 leading academic and industrial partners from 7 EU countries.

The 5G EVE concept is based on further developing and interconnecting 4 existing European sites to form a unique 5G end-to-end facility. The four interworking sites are located in Greece, Spain, France, and Italy (see figure). They are complemented by advanced labs, e.g. the Ericsson lab in Kista, Sweden. The French site is composed of a cluster of 4 sites located in Paris, Nice, and Rennes.

The facility will be offered to vertical industries through a unified functional and operational API for execution and validation of pilots. The 5G EVE end-to-end facility will enable experimentation and validation with full sets of 5G capabilities – initially Release 15 compliant and by the end of the project Release 16 compliant.

The technical objectives include:

  • Implementing Release 16 compatible technologies in the four sites, starting from the evolutions of current Release 15. Specific pilots will validate that 5G KPIs can be achieved.
  • Designing and implementing site interworking and multi-x slicing/ orchestration mechanisms.
  • Implementing a vertical-oriented open framework.
  • Creating advanced 5G testing and measurement mechanisms to validate advanced 5G features and KPIs.

in 5G EVE, Nextworks will design and develop mechanism for facility interoperation, for multi-domain and hierarchical performance monitoring, tools for testing and intent-based networking and flow-based programming approaches to implement a set of ready-to-use primitives for the measurement and validation of 5G KPIs over an end-to-end 5G network.

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