5G - Components and Services for 5G Networks (5G - Componentes e Serviços para Redes 5G)


The 5G communications’ network, which will start to enter early production after 2020, seeks to provide, over the same infrastructure, differentiated services to different society sectors (vertical ecosystems), answering to the multiple requirements set by ITU-T in IMT-2020. Furthermore, 5G networks intend to interconnect by a common core network, several access networks, wired and wireless. This infrastructure will support a strong programmability, resorting to virtualization technologies (like SDN and NFV). In this context, with standardization of 5G networks being promoted in the coming years by organizations like 3GPP, the opportunity arises for the Portuguese industry to align and become internationally competitive in different segments of this complex ecosystem. The implementation of this project will allow the design and integrated validation of a new set of products, able to become part and give services within the future 5G networks, collecting efforts from different technology companies in the telecommunications segment, addressing both B2B and B2C models. These products cover all functional areas of 5G networks, ant its structure (PPS) reflects these areas: access, core and vertical sectors (separated between machine communication and human communication). In the 36 months of the project, products for the access network (CRAN, CPE, probing), as well as products for network control and management (Policy, MANO, AAA / DNS, monitoring) and security (IDPS) will be specified and designed. The combination of these will support similar development activities for products and services in the areas of IoT (monitoring/control of energy distribution networks, railways and vital signs) and broadband multimedia systems (distribution/video streaming). Finally, still under the project scope, all products from all areas, will be integrated, validated, tested and demonstrated in an 5G-friendly ecosystem, which will support a realistic test environment (on an extended college campus).


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Altice Labs, S.A., SHAR, S.A., INESC TEC, Universidade de Coimbra, Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas, SA, Efacec Energia – Máquinas e Equipamentos Eléctricos S.A, Wavecom – Soluções Rádio S.A., Nokia Solutions and Networks Portugal, S.A., Ubiwhere Lda, Pdm e F



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