Earlier this month, the 5TONIC co-creation laboratory played hosts to the members of the EU's 5G-EVE project team when the group met in Madrid for its first plenary meeting.
The 5G-EVE project looks to deliver a European Validation platform for Extensive 5G trials. Launched in July 2018, the project will see the creation and implementation of advanced 5G testing infrastructures in a number of inter-connected locations across Europe. The project involves some 28 partners from seven countries including four of the main European operators as well as six vertical market companies.
The first plenary meeting of the group was hosted in its Madrid offices by 5TONIC member company Ericsson, who made sure that the agenda included a visit to the co-creation laboratory which has been designated as one of the key European 5G-EVE testing facilities.
Within the laboratory, Ericsson - and other 5TONIC member companies such as CommScope and Intel - have already deployed infrastructure and technology solutions to enable testing and validation of 5G use cases within autonomous vehicle guidance (AVG), smart tourism, and the remote monitoring and control of critical equipment and personal devices.
Among the test validation projects shown to the project team were ones to reduce latency in IoT communications especially with regard to AVG; the use of Massive MIMO to increase user speeds and boost system capacity to the levels required to meet 5G standards; and a proof of concept showing how virtualization and orchestration can combine edge computing with intelligent devices to perform video analysis using artificial intelligence.
This collaborative work by our member companies within the 5G-EVE project will form part of an open, end-to-end, 5G testing platform linking centres in Italy, France and Greece with the 5TONIC laboratory in Spain.