The 5TONIC 5G co-creation laboratory in Madrid, together with some of its member companies, has been awarded a vital role in three high-profile EU-sponsored 5G development projects.
The 5TONIC facility was co-founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks Institute.
The three projects are designed to help innovate and test 5G vertical market applications and services in the end-to-end environment that is a key feature of the 5TONIC facility. The projects will run for three years and were selected by the EU from a total of 16 proposals it received from facilities all over Europe.
The 5TONIC laboratory will be a center for the 5G EVE, 5G-VINNI and 5GENESIS projects, which form part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. Together they comprise a three-part €50m initiative driven by the Commission’s 5G PPP organisation, and will also attract an investment commitment by the ICT industry of several times that amount.
The three chosen projects are:
5G EVE (European Validation platform for Extensive trials) aims to create the foundations for the roll-out of end-to-end 5G neworks in Europe. 5G-EVE supports this transition by offering to vertical industries, and to all 5G PPP Phase 3 projects, facilities to validate their network KPIs and their services.
5G-VINNI (5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure) looks to 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.
5GGENESIS (5th Generation End-to-end Network, Experimentation, System Integration, and Showcasing) will create an integrated end-to-end 5G facility where 5G network KPIs for various 5G use cases can be validated and brought together with a view towards their integration in one united full-stack, end-to-end 5G platform.