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28.09.15

EU project METIS-II hosts workshop on 5G system with 5G PPP projects

EU project METIS-II hosts workshop on 5G system with 5G PPP projects

Stockholm, September 28th 2015: Researchers from Europe and the rest of the world are gathering today in Kista for a two-day workshop hosted by METIS-II for collaborating on the future 5G system. The workshop gathers 10 of the 5G PPP projects, focusing on radio aspects for future communication networks. In the two-day workshop, topics like scenarios and evaluations of 5G system will be treated along with discussions on spectrum.
The workshop is a significant effort of the project METIS-II, which aims to bring the European research activities on 5G together, to enable collaboration among the ongoing projects to create a unified European view, and to ensure a successful start of standardisation of 5G system in the next years.


METIS-II is a project with 23 partners co-funded in the European H2020 research programme with a budget of 8 M€. Ericsson is the project coordinator and Nokia Networks is the technical coordinator. Further partners are Alcatel Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Huawei, iDate, Intel, ITRI, Janmedia Interactive, KTH, NTT DOCOMO, NYU, Orange, Samsung, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, University of Kaiserslautern, Universitat Politècnica de València and WINLAB.


Background on the EU’s Horizon 2020 5G PPP initiative


Horizon 2020 is the largest EU research and innovation programme ever, with nearly €80 billion in public funding available over seven years (2014-2020) in addition to the private investment it will attract. The 5G Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) is an instrument launched as part of Horizon 2020, with a budget of €700 million in public funding expected to leverage five times this amount (€3.5 billion) in private investment.