To-Euro-5G (Supporting the European 5G PPP) has a prime objective to support the activities of the European 5G Initiative during the second phase of the 5G PPP from June 2017 to June 2019, as outlined in the 5G contractual Public Private Partnership (cPPP) signed between the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) and the European Commission, with the intention of maximising the return on this investment for Europe. To date, To-Euro-5G has been instrumental in orchestrating and maintaining communication and cooperation across the large set of 5G-PPP projects. This includes ensuring co-ordination and compatibility on horizontal issues of common interests such as KPIs, energy efficiency, spectrum policies, standardisation, common technical themes, and the societal impact of 5G in line with the ambitions of the 5G PPP contract. Part of the impact of this is directly visible in terms of the common work groups, white papers and joint activities – even joint demonstrations, developed by the projects.
In addition, To-Euro-5G has an objective to further develop and progress a strategic communications plan to ensure the best possible impact is achieved with the technical results of the 5G PPP projects and the horizontal activities of the 5G PPP programme. The dissemination and promotion activities are progressing well and range from co-ordinated announcements of results from the projects, visible presence(s) in major technical conferences and demonstrations of emerging 5G technologies, to achieving significant impacts on emerging standards. Specifically, the To-Euro-5G strategic communication plan focused on some key priorities: Increasing the awareness of the 5G PPP initiative, Positioning the 5G PPP as a driver of consensus, Supporting the 5G Policy Framework, Integrating the vertical business models into 5G, Stimulation Vertical application developers’ participation, and Supporting SME involvement in the 5G PPP.
In the coming period, To-Euro-5G is organising the Global5G Event 2019, whose main theme is Creating the Smart Digital Future. The Global 5G event, which is the showcase event of the 5G PPP and 5G Industry Association (5G-IA), is being held on 17-18th June, 2019, in the same week as the EUnC event being held in Valencia, Spain. The Global 5G Event brings together the world 5G industrial associations: 5G-IA, IMT-2020, 5G-Forum, 5G-MF, 5G-Brasil and 5G-Americas. More information can be found at https://www.7thglobal5gevent.eu/.
EuCNC 2019 is the 28th edition of a successful series of a conference in the field of telecommunications, sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the European Association for Signal Processing, and supported by the European Commission. This conference is one of the most prominent communications and networking conferences in Europe, which efficiently brings together cutting-edge research and world-renown industries and businesses. EuCNC attracts more than 600 delegates each year and an exhibition space of more than 1,500 m2. The conference focuses on various aspects of 5G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, and vertical application areas. It targets to bring together researchers from all over the world to present the latest research results, and it is one of the main venues for demonstrating the results of research projects, especially from successive European R&D programmes co-financed by the European Commission. More information on EuCNC 2019 can be found at https://www.eucnc.eu/.