5G-VINNI: 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure Projects uri icon

type

  • European Research Project

reference

  • GA- 815279

date/time interval

  • July 1, 2018 - December 31, 2021

abstract

  • 5G-VINNI will accelerate the uptake of 5G in Europe by providing an end-to-end (E2E) facility that validates the performance
    of new 5G technologies by operating trials of advanced vertical sector services. The 5G-VINNI strategy to achieve this
    involves: (1) Designing the most advanced 5G facility to demonstrate that technical and business 5G KPIs can be met, (2)
    Building and operating 7 interworking instances of the E2E facility to prove the capabilities and openness of the system, (3)
    Creating user friendly zero-touch orchestration, operations and management systems for the 5G-VINNI facilities to ensure
    operational efficiencies and optimal resource use, (4) Proving the 5G-VINNI capabilities through extensive experiments and
    measurements of performance against the 5G KPIs, (5) Developing a viable 5G ecosystem model to support the NaaS
    infrastructure provision as a sustainable business beyond the project, and (6) Promoting the value of 5G-VINNI results to the
    relevant standards bodies and open source communities. The 5G-VINNI E2E facility will demonstrate the achievement of 5G
    KPIs across a range of combinations and permutations of new 5G access technologies and end-user equipment types
    interconnected by the most advanced 5G core network technologies available. For this 5G-VINNI will leverage the latest 5G
    technologies, including results from previous 5G PPP projects. This approach employs Network Function Virtualization,
    Network Slicing and a rigorous automated testing campaign to validate the 5G KPIs under various combinations of
    technologies and network loads. To ensure realistic load scenarios 5G-VINNI will create and make available an openness
    framework to give verticals and peer projects easy access to the 5G-VINNI facilities, both legally and technically, e.g. via
    open APIs. The 5G-VINNI facilities include 7 infrastructure instances in nationally supported 5G nodes across Europe; this
    number may be expanded as the ICT-19 projects come on-line i

keywords

  • 5g end-to-end facility; performance evaluation; kpi benchmarking