5th Generation End-to-end Network, Experimentation, System Integration, and Showcasing


The “Genesis of 5G” has entered the crucial phase of experimentation, and currently faces the challenge to validate the 5G network KPIs and verify the 5G technologies with an end-to-end approach. Towards this objective, a key challenge is to integrate all the highly diverse results and technologies from EU, global as well as internal (corporate) R&D projects, to “glue together” the 5G picture and unveil the potential of a truly full-stack, end-to-end 5G platform, able to meet the defined KPI targets.

The main goal of 5GENESIS will be to validate 5G KPIs for various 5G application cases, in both controlled set-ups and large-scale events. This will be achieved by bringing together results from a considerable number of EU projects as well as the partners’ internal R&D activities in order to realize an integrated End-to-end 5G Facility.

The 5GENESIS Facility, as a whole, will:

  • implement and verify all evolutions of the 5G standard, via an iterative integration and testing procedure
  • engage a wide diversity of technologies and chain innovations that span over all domains, achieving full-stack coverage of the 5G landscape
  • unify heterogeneous physical and virtual network elements under a common coordination and openness framework exposed to experimenters from the vertical industries and enabling end-to-end slicing and experiment automation
  • support further experimentation projects, in particular those focused on vertical markets

IHP's Contribution

IHP will contribute with the development of flexible software-defined millimeter wave FPGA-based testbed components. The HW is based on the existing OFDM BB processor for 60 GHz and the MAC processor, integrated with the mmWave RF front-end (up/ down converter, beamforming chip and antenna array).

Finally, using the developed mmWave components, IHP together with the Humboldt-University Berlin (as a third party), will extend the Berlin testbed to a location in the heart of the city around the main building of Humboldt-University. This extension will serve for showcasing 5G functionality at large events like, for example, the Festival of Lights.


European Union’s Framework Programme Horizon 2020, Grant Agreement Nº 815178.

Horizon 2020 – Call: H2020-ICT-2017

Project Partners

  • Airbus DS SLC (France)
  • Athonet SRL (Italy)
  • Atos Spain SA (Spain)
  • Avanti Hylas 2 Cyprus Limited (Cyprus)
  • Ayuntamiento de Malaga (Spain)
  • Cosmote Kinites Tilepikoinoies AE (Greece)
  • Eurecom (France)
  • Fogus Innovations & Services P.C. (Greece)
  • Fon Technology SL (Spain)
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany)
  • Infolysis P.C. (Greece)
  • Instituto de Telecomunicacoes (Portugal)
  • Intel Deuschland GmbH (Germany)
  • Karlstads Universitet (Sweden)
  • L.M. Ericsson Limited (Ireland)
  • Maran Limited (UK)
  • Municipality of Egaleo (Greece)
  • National Center for Scientific Reserach “DEMOKRITOS” (Greece)
  • Nemergent Solutions S.L. (Spain)
  • Oneaccess (France)
  • Primetel PLC (Cyprus)
  • Runel NGMT Ltd. (Israel)
  • Simula Research Laboratory AS (Norway)
  • Space Hellas (Cyprus) Ltd. (Cyprus)
  • Telefonica Investigacion y Desarollo SA (Spain)
  • Universidad de Malaga (Spain)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
  • University of Surrey (UK)

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