A rich programme of engaging activities for 5G IA / 5G PPP at MWC 2019
Brussels, March 8th, 2019 – The Mobile World Congress 2019 held in Barcelona from 25-28 February was a great opportunity for the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) and for 13 projects of the 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) initiative to showcase the latest developments of their work under the motto ‘experience the future of 5G now’.
More details on demos can be found on the 5G PPP website, where information on the different projects driving this work is also available. 5G IA’s stand hosted three demos and printed material from many 5G PPP projects was distributed there.
“In my view we had a very successful MWC this year. The ability to show a wide range of future-looking 5G demonstrations to many of the key European stakeholders has enhanced the image of 5G PPP and emphasised the impact of our work globally. With the discussions on the future Horizon Europe framework programme ongoing, this could not have happened at a better time”: Colin Willcock, 5G IA Board chairman.
Three project partners of 5G-MoNArch (5G Mobile Network Architecture) – a 5G PPP project – received the prestigious ‘5G Industry Partnership Award’, which is one of the Global Mobile Awards 2019, for ‘first large scale industrial commercial 5G trial’. They deployed a 5G network in the 8,000-hectare Port of Hamburg originally as a proof of concept testbed and now as an operational network. The implementation is being carried out under the auspices of the 5G-MoNArch project.
Besides the demos, other key highlights were the participation of 5G IA chairman and 5G PPP projects’ representatives in a number of public events and panels as well as meetings with high level representatives from the European Commission, national governments, ICT associations and journalists.
MWC 2019 was also an occasion for 5G IA to promote the 7th Global 5G Event taking place on 17-18 June 2019 in Valencia (Spain). This event will be hosted and organised by the 5G IA in collaboration with 5G peer ‘partner organisations’ from around the world and will feature top class conference sessions together with impressive 5G demos from Europe and beyond.
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About the 5G Infrastructure Association
The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) is the 5G collaborative research program that is organized as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program – The European Union Program for Research and Innovation. It is aimed at fostering industry-driven research, monitored by business-related, technological performance and societal KPIs. The 5G PPP will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for ubiquitous next-generation communication infrastructure over the coming decade.
In the 5G PPP, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) represents the private side and the European Commission the public side. The 5G IA is committed to the advancement of 5G in Europe and to building global consensus on 5G. To this aim, the Association brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and SMEs. The 5G IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation.
Learn more about 5G Infrastructure Association at www.5g-ppp.eu