BME 5G joint research and cooperation project

Project name: NKFI 2018-1.3.1-VKE-2018-00005: Ericsson - BME 5G joint research and cooperation project

The project duration: 2019. 02. 01 - 2021. 01. 31.

Project managers (TMIT): Dr. Simon Csaba

5G, the fifth generation of mobile systems will be the dominant technology of the telecommunications ecosystem in the decade starting with 2020. The Ericsson-BME 5G joint research and development cooperation is aiming at closing the gap between the expectations of prospective users of 5G and the technological challenges to efficiently support such usage scenarios.

5G adoption and generic impact on the stakeholders depends on its ability to offer both technologically and economically viable alternatives to implement new services. As a response to these needs, 5G promises higher efficiency and automated operation. The goals of this cooperation are to develop efficient monitoring and analysis tools for 5G networks, new mechanisms that ensure flexible resource allocation and new ways to implement services.

The consortium is implementing a solid infrastructure to support the research and innovation activities. It deploys a fully-fledged 5G system at the Budapest InfoPark Campus site, built from commercial 5G components provided by Ericsson. We are working on demonstrating 5G specific use cases on top of this infrastructure, showcasing the 5G answers given to the complex challenges of specific industries, the verticals.

Currently we are focusing on two verticals with major economic and social impact, highlighting the added value of selected 5G features to both smart agriculture scenarios and real-time automated control of industrial cooperative robots.