5GENESIS Berlin platform aims at providing a flexible and scalable end-to-end integration of 5G technologies including 5G Core, transport network, and mmWave backhauling. The Berlin platform is directly connected via dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) to a German-wide, 100-Gbps fiber backbone allowing experiments representing connectivity over long-haul operator backbones; in addition, the platform allows for satellite-based backhauling and for a local, nomadic instantiation of platform components. The platform provides multi-vendor, commercial 5G NR upon availability and supports network slicing, function virtualization, and mobile edge compute. It supports stand-alone and non-standalone network configurations, utilizing indoor- and outdoor coverage based on commercial LTE & 5GNR operating in 700, 2600, and 3700 MHz bands. For 5G KPI evaluations, the platform facilitates means for GDPR-conformant anonymization of measurement data. The initial plan, in the context of the project 5GENESIS, considers the evaluation of KPIs related to speed, reliability, density of users, and service creation. Use cases employed to validate the KPIs include media and video distribution in a dense urban environment. Once fully validated, the platform will support additional use cases including industrial IoT / URLLC, intelligent transportation, and eMBB.
The physical infrastructure is facilitated via the Fraunhofer FOKUS 5G Playground Berlin interconnected with the IHP – Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik, Frankfurt (Oder). The platform may connect via GEANT or satellite links to additional customer premises.
The 5Genesis Berlin platform integrates advanced measurement schemes as derived from the MONROE platform. The Berlin platform allows for:
The 5Genesis Berlin platform provides and supports:
1 Upon availability of commercial equipment expected in Q1/2-2019.
2 Upon availability of commercial equipment expected in Q1/2-2019.
3 Parking deck and surrounding Fraunhofer FOKUS premises.
5G core, 5GNR, LTE-A, WiFi, LoRa-WAN, Network Slicing, SDN in transport and core, edge computing for low latency services, mmWAVE and satellite backhauling, operator-graded DWDM access to German wide fiber backbone.
Vertical can deploy their own services in the platform or can connect their remote services to the platform. The platform offers the common 5GENESIS Experimenter Interface to describe services and experiments to be executed in the platform. The platform may also expose some internal interfaces to connect vertical services and devices.
Extensions: The platform may be extended with further functionality depending on the vertical requirements and needs.
Projects using the platform: 5Genesis, 5G-Enhance, 5G!Pagoda, 5G-XHaul, 5G Berlin, 5G-VINNI, commercial industry projects.
Vendors/Manufacturers/Providers providing support for the platform: Nokia (t.b.c), Huawei (t.b.c), Telefonica, Vodafone, NetApp, Runel, Acceleran
Disclaimer: This document describes a platform to be built in the context of 5GENESIS H2020 project. The technical aspects refer to the platform as expected by the end of 2019 according to the work plan. The objective of the document is to facilitate the preparation of project proposals for the call ICT 19. This is not a contractual document, and features could be changed by 5GENESIS consortium due to incidences or to the feedback from the EC. Any interested entity may approach the platform operators and may request using the platform on a non-profit basis as part of a research and development activity. Usage of the platform is subject of a negotiated legal agreement and compensation scheme covering the associated effort and operational cost of the platform provider and contributors.