Field Trials and Workshop in Greece mark the final milestone for the 5G-VICTORI Project

The 5G-VICTORI consortium will gather in Patras and Athens from Monday, June 26th, to Wednesday, June 28th, to conduct their ultimate Field Trials and a workshop dedicated to 5G and vertical industries. During the first two days, the consortium will convene at the University of Patras, joined by representatives from the European Commission. Their objective […]

5G-VICTORI Technical Meeting and Workshops

The 5G-VICTORI project held its Technical Coordination Meeting #7 at Deutsche Bahn premises in Berlin on 24th April. After some technical presentations on the evolution of the work and the remaining work to be done during the last two months of the project, we triggered the 5G-VICTORI Workshop on Sustainable Business Modelling Design, chaired by […]

5G-VICTORI contributes to 5GPPP’s Software Networks WG White Paper on Network Applications

The 5G-VICTORI project recently made a significant contribution to the 5GPPP’s Software Networks Working Group white paper on Network Applications. Digital Catapult, a partner in the 5G-VICTORI project, contributed a section on 5G-VIOS and other introduction sections to the paper. The white paper, titled “Network Applications: Opening up 5G and beyond networks“, discusses the different […]

Presentation of 5G-VICTORI’s Standardization Activities at the IEEE Standards Summit 2022

On Wednesday, November 30th, our colleague Kostas Katsaros (Digital Catapult) gave a virtual presentation on the Standardization Activities of 5G-VICTORI at the IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking held in Thessaloniki, Greece. The IEEE Standards Thessaloniki Summit 2022 is part of a successful series of 5G Summits that have been held since 2015 […]

5G-VICTORI at the 2022 EuCNC & 6G Summit

From June 7th to 10th, 5G-VICTORI will be in Grenoble to demonstrate its technological developments. Under the theme “Connectivity for a Sustainable World”, the 2022 edition of the EuCNC & 6G Summit will focus on various aspects of 5G and 6G communications systems and networks, including cloud and virtualisation solutions, management technologies, hardware components and […]

IPTO-ADMIE’s participation in the Greek ECESCON-13

On April 15th – 17th, IPTO’s Department of Research Technology and Development participated as a major sponsor in the 13th Greek Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Conference (ECESCON), organized by the University of Patras (UoP). ECESCON targets to build a competitive and trusted ecosystem for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Students to explore the state-of-the-art […]

Fraunhofer FOKUS at NAB Show 2022

Dr. Louay Bassbouss (Fraunhofer FOKUS) has been in Las Vegas showing the 5G-VICTORI “Network Assisted Edge Rendering utilizing 5G MEC and Network Slicing” at the NAB Show 2022, which took place from April 23 to 27, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The application runs on top of the Fraunhofer FOKUS FAME 5G Media […]

6th 5G-VICTORI Plenary Meeting

The 6th 5G-VICTORI Plenary Meeting took place last week (15/16/17/18.02) in an online fashion. Being 2022 a key year for initial demonstration of the 5G-VICTORI use cases involving vertical industries, the meeting revolved around the mapping of the vertical services onto the 5G-VICTORI 5G architecture and the different facilities reported about the 5G infrastructures’ installation […]

Romania premiere in network infrastructure innovation: the first uRLLC data call on 5G SA

Within the 5G Lab infrastructure, Orange Romania sets a new national premiere by running the first data calls implemented via uRLLC (Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications) and eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband). This was done on the 5G StandAlone (5G SA) network, based on the core component of the 5G Standalone Private Mobile Radio infrastructure. Thus, we […]

Zeetta Networks demonstrates their cloud-native multi-domain orchestration solution

Zeetta Networks on January 17th 2022, demonstrated their new multi-domain orchestration solution from a cloud active, AWS hosted environment controlling various on-premises solutions located in different buildings. This product calls through to Zeetta’s established Zeetta Automate product installed in each domain. This diagram shows the network topology for two Layer 3 slices created across separate […]

Quick announcement: Urban Hawk

Last week Urban Hawk signed their Heads of Agreement with a group of private investors to secure the necessary funding for the roll out of their future mobility service in the UK nationwide. “We are extremely encouraged by the multi million deal and will do everything in our power to take multi modal travel experience to […]

University of Patras (Patras5G) supports the 5G trials of Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO – ADMIE)

In the context of 5G-VICTORI project, University of Patras (UOP) seeks to expand the Patras5G indoor network and reach out to various verticals in their premises over the Patras area in order to ensure that co design and co development of unique tailor-made services will be tested at large scale. As far as the deployment […]

5G-VICTORI pilot featured in the third ‘5G-PPP Infrastructure -Trials and Pilots’ brochure

The latest edition of the ‘5G-PPP Infrastructure -Trials and Pilots’ brochure featured 5G-VICTORI’s Digital Mobility: Public Safety, Security and Infotainment Pilot among the latest PPP Trials & Pilots achievements. The pilot has been deployed this year in the Romanian facility in Alba Iulia with the aim to increase safety and comfort for citizens. The trial […]

Enabling virtually unlimited onboard WiFi bandwidth for passengers to stream media, while preserving the vehicles’ existing cellular network for other uses

The new era of media streaming Media consumption patterns are changing dramatically. Traditional linear TV is experiencing a significant decline and shift in viewership towards streaming platforms. In the United States, according to a study from Nielsen “overall streaming is now 25% Of TV viewing”. Likewise in Europe, numerous launches of international and national direct-to-consumer […]

Assessing the services of 5G-VICTORI through a sustainability lens – IZT takes on an important green perspective in EU project

Facing increasing energy demand that is driven by digitalization and a growing ICT sector, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal for a sustainable EU economy in December 2019. It focuses on three goals: zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, decoupling economic growth from resource consumption, and that no one, neither people nor […]

5G-VICTORI researchers receive Runners-up Award at IEEE 5G for CAM

The research paper “Session Management across Heterogeneous Wireless Technologies in a Rail Transport Environment” has been awarded the 2nd Runners-up Award 2021 at the IEEE 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) held on May 11-12. The paper is co-written by Panagiotis Karamichailidis, Nikos Makris, Paris Flegkas, Thanasis Korakis (University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece), Anna […]

Media Services in Railway Environments for Onboard Infotainment and enhanced Safety and Security

The Media industry is gradually finding a fertile environment and expanding its offerings over transportation means. More and more transport organizations have started to integrate media services into their operation, with notable examples being the infotainment and the safety/security scenarios. In the context of 5G-VICTORI, the provisioning of Media services for these two scenarios will […]

5G Network slicing approach by i2CAT

Network slicing is widely considered as one of the main drivers fostering the adoption of 5G technologies. In particular, the unique capabilities offered by network slices are expected to play a relevant role in the path towards new business models based on infrastructure sharing (such as Neutral Hosting) and on-demand provisioning of Network as a […]

5G For Optimizing Media Delivery in Mobile Environments by Fraunhofer FOKUS

Within the 5G-VICTORI project, the Fraunhofer FOKUS Business Units Software-based Networks (NGNI) and Future Application and Media (FAME) work on optimizing the media delivery in 5G networks in mobile environments (railways) to support applications like “Data Shower”, “Digital Mobility” and “(Rail) Critical Services”. 5G Testbeds for research The Fraunhofer FOKUS business unit Software-based Networks (NGNI) […]

Industry 4.0: Is 5G the right Networking Technology?

5G is becoming the established wireless networking technology in many vertical applications in industry I4.0, ranging from energy, media, and transportation to digital society. Many industrial enterprises opt for a private network deployment using 4G LTE/LTE-A to support industrial enterprise key business drivers including (a) guaranteed and customized network SLA and KPIs (reliability, latency, availability, […]

Leveraging 5G at DB NETZ

5G and subsequent generations of connectivity, compared to the current network technologies such as LTE or WIFI, promise higher bit rates, higher terminal densities per radio cell, lower latencies, longer battery life, and better interoperability with other wireless network technologies. With these outstanding features, 5G bears the potential to become an essential enabling technology for […]

Rail Signaling over 5G

The air-interface for radio communication in general is the scarce resource in our society. Many kinds of vertical service traditionally need their own radio communication solution. Trains use typically GSM-R, Voice use 3G or 4G, Power meter readings use GSM or low bitrate long range solutions, Taxi cars use their own radio – the list […]

Orange Romania participates in the 2020 Mosaic5G Virtual Workshop

Mosaic5G is holding a virtual workshop on December 3rd, 2020, to inform the community about the latest status and usage of Mosaic5G platforms and its roadmap for future development. 5G-VICTORI partner Orange Romania will participate with the presentation entitled ‘5G-VICTORI verticals experimented in Romania on top of open-source 5G platforms‘ (9:40-10:00 am.) The workshop will […]

A10 Networks interviews Kostas Katsaros (Digital Catapult) on Edge Computing, IIoT and Mobile Networks

Our colleague Kostas Katsaros, senior 5G technologist at Digital Catapult, was recently interviewed by A10 Networks as part of their “5G: Secure What Matters” blog post series. Regarding the impact of 5G on the future of mobility, Katsaros said: ” With 8 billion passengers travelled on national railway networks in the EU-27 in 2018, getting proper […]

5G-VICTORI at INFOCOM World Conference 2020

As part of the 22nd INFOCOM World Conference on Friday, November 6, 5G-VICTORI participated in a special workshop on “European Research Projects as a ‘Driving Force’ for successful Design, Development and Deployment of 5G Networks and Applications” organized by OTE/ COSMOTE. The presentation, entitled “5G-VICTORI – 5G Networks for Future Railway Communications and Media Industries”, […]

ADMIE contribution to 5G-VICTORI’s UC # 2: “Digitization of Power Plants”

The main objective of the “Digitization of Power Plants” Use Case is to extend the capabilities of the Patras 5G-VINNI facility to support Smart Factory services of diverse KPIs and requirements, such as preventive maintenance and monitoring of critical infrastructures, over a private 5G network. ADMIE, the Independent Power Transmission Operator of Greece, provides its […]

Webinar on 5G Trials in Europe: 5G Experimentation Facilities and Vertical Trials

Update 17 October 2020: You can catch up with the recording below: Organised by the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of NCSR Demokritos in the frame of EU projects 5GENESIS and 5G!Drones and with the support of the 5G-PPP partnership, the workshop “5G Experimentation Facilities and Vertical Trials: Current Status and Future Perspectives” will be […]

Digital Catapult develops a cross-testbed connectivity management platform

Digital Catapult, UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre, is a collaborative partner on the 5G-VICTORI project and aims to showcase how advanced 5G technology can transform services in dynamic and diverse environments. Digital Catapult will design the 5G VICTORI Operation System (5G-VIOS) that enables the dynamic interconnection of these multiple 5G testbeds, as well […]

The University of Bristol contributes to 5G-VICTORI’s Use Case #1.2 – Digital Mobility

The main objective of 5G-VICTORIS’s Digital Mobility Use Case is to develop a common framework for innovative mobility applications and services. In this use case, it will be demonstrated how the E2E 5GUK platform can be on the fly configured to provide Application 1 (Immersive media services to travelers arriving at Bristol), Application 2 (VR […]

Enhanced Mobile Broadband under High Speed Mobility

The 5G-VICTORI use case “Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) under High Speed Mobility” will extend the capabilities of the Patras 5G-VINNI facility to demonstrate eMBB functionality through heterogeneous access technologies for on-board network connectivity in a railway setup. Both business (e.g. infotainment services to passengers) and critical operations services will be provided over a unified, orchestrated […]

5G-VICTORI contributes to the FRAUNHOFER FUSECO FORUM 2019

5G-VICTORI Coordinator, Jesús Gutiérrez (IHP), will present the 5G Berlin Platform on Thursday 7 November The 2019 edition of the FRAUNHOFER FUSECO FORUM (FFF) is returning to Berlin on 7-8 November, with a complete programme of activities, including hands-on live demonstration and in-depth technical discussions with leading operators, manufacturers, integrators, as well as various industry […]