5G-VINNI: 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure

5G-VINNI: 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure

2018 - 2021

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 in 2019.

Funding source

This project has received funding from the European Horizon 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 815279 - 5G VINNI

All partners

Simula Metropolitan Centre for Digital Engineering (Norway)

Telenor ASA (Norway)

British Telecommunications Public Limited Company (UK)

Telefonica Investigacion y Desarollo SA TID (Spain)

Samsung Electronics (UK)

Limited SAMS (UK)

Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GMBH (Germany)

Huawei Technologies Norway AS (Norway)

Ericsson AS (Norway)

Nokia Solutions and Networks (Finland)

Software Radio Systems Limited SRS 9Ireland)

Lime Microsystems LTD (UK) 

EANTC Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)

Keysight Technologies (Denmark) 

APS KEYS (Denmark)

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V. FHG (Germany)

EURESCOM-European Institute for Research and Strategic Studies in Telecommunications GMBH EUR (Germany)

Altice Labs SA (Portugal)

Panepistimio Patron UOP (Greece)

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)

Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center AUEB (Greece)

Intracom SA Telecom Solutions ICOM (Greece)

SES Techcom SA SES (Luxembourg)

Cisco Norway AS (Norway)

Engineering-Ingegneria Informatica SPA (Italy)

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