5G Berlin Association
The Innovation Cluster 5G BERLIN e.V. is a partnership of research and industry to promote joint projects and innovations around the new mobile communications standard 5G.
The objective of the non-profit association is both the testing of innovative 5G technologies and the development of new applications as well as interdisciplinary networking at the research and technology location Berlin.
In this way, the initiative is making an important contribution to building strategic partnerships and enabling future-oriented companies to use the new mobile communications standard for various areas of application in society and business.
Use Cases and 5G E2E Testbed
Potential Applications & Optical Infrastructure
SW architecture and platforms
Mobile access network via Li-Fi (VLC)
5G drones integration
Network topology (PNFs and VNFs)
Access, backhaul, fronthaul network
Integration of cloud infrastructure
V2X autonomous driving
5G Berlin Association
Chairman of the board
Deputy chairman of the board
Chief financial officer
5G Berlin Association
AiVader develops AI-based tools for the holistic optimization of 4G and 5G radio networks. In addition, AiVader provides consulting and services for the development, prototyping and provision of test setups for 4G and 5G systems. Another focus is on the development of solutions for mission-critical communications (MCC).
AiVader provides its know-how on the management and optimization of radio networks to the 5G innovation cluster. Its AI-Savvy360 tool supports the holistic optimization of capacity, coverage and load balancing in the 5G test field.
In addition, AiVader provides its experience in the development of protocols and the use of open-source solutions, esp. in the areas of MCC, D2D and OpenRAN to the 5G Berlin community.
atesio is specialized in the use of mathematical models and methods
für die Planung und den Betrieb von Netzen, insbesondere von Telekommunikationsnetzen (2G / 3G / 4G, SDH, IP / MPLS, Glasfaser).
atesio offers consulting services, software modules and development services. The Berlin SME was founded in 2000.
atesio contributes its expertise in radio and access network planning to 5G Berlin. On this basis, concrete, integrated network planning is possible as well as the development of new network planning and configuration methods (in the sense of SDN) to support the continuous, demand-oriented configuration of 5G networks.
dacoso is a leading IT service provider for network performance and data security.
In its own BSI-certified NOC/SOC, dacoso operates managed services for connectivity, virtual networking and cyber security, including consulting, procurement, and installation.
dacoso was founded in 2004 and has 12 locations in the DACH region.
At 5G Berlin, dacoso is committed to the operation of campus networks and shared RAN infrastructures with its NOC/SOC services: The secure and flexible NOC/SOC platform makes seamless transitions in multi-cloud environments possible. For 5G network users, this brings benefits in terms of network security, automation, and edge computing.
EANTC (European Advanced Networking
Test Center) is one of the leading independent test centers for telecommunications technologies.
EANTC offers independent consulting as well as realistic and high-quality test services. Its customers include manufacturers of network components, service providers and companies.
EANTC develops new test methods for 5G networks and applications that are prototyped in the 5G Berlin context.
In particular, we focus on end-to-end interoperability, scaling and performance testing. They cover network infrastructure (SDN transport, slicing, Telco Cloud / NFV, edge computing) as well as applications for different industry sectors.
The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) researches electronic and optical components, modules, and systems based on compound semiconductors. These devices are key enablers that address the needs of today’s society in fields like communications, energy, health, and mobility.
The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut is involved in the wireless group at 5G Berlin, where it contributes its expertise in the design, manufacture and testing of highly efficient power amplifier architectures based on GaN for macro cells and small cells. For this purpose, multichannel-on-wafer MIMO measurement stations for transceiver characterization in the frequency and time domain are provided. In addition, for future applications FBH can contribute its know-how in sub-THz circuit design based on InP.
With its clear orientation towards applied research and its focus on future-relevant key technologies such as 5G, Fraunhofer FOKUS has played a central role in the digital transformation of companies and public institutions for over 30 years. The provision of software tools and vendor-neutral test environments form an essential basis for this.
FOKUS contributes its 5G Playground (Campus Moabit) as a test field environment to 5G Berlin. The 5G Playground integrates various local access networks (WLAN, Small Cells, LTE, 5G NR, satellites) with its own software-based 5G core network (Open5GCore.org). In this network, 5G terminals, network components and various 5G applications (e.g. automotive, manufacturing, safety) can be tested using network slicing or private network concepts. The 5G Playground can be coupled with other parts of 5G Berlin according to project requirements.
Fraunhofer HHI is a global leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks and multimedia systems. Focal points of independent and contract research conducted by Fraunhofer HHI are photonic components and systems, fiber optic sensor systems, and image signal processing and transmission.
As the coordinator of the use-case group and technology supplier in the fields of optics, wireless and SDN/NFV, Fraunhofer HHI supports the association in many ways. With a planned indoor LiFi/WiFi/4G test field, HHI is testing already developed antennas, radio modules and network technology. The HHI is also involved in the construction and management of the outdoor test field – not least, it also provides its own equipment. In addition, the role of the institute in the board of directors and advisory board is to participate and to make organizational decisions.
As a production technology research and development partner with strong IT expertise, Fraunhofer IPK in Berlin offers system solutions, individual technologies and services for digitally integrated production. In doing so, we provide companies with comprehensive support along the entire value chain: from product development, planning and control of machinery and equipment, including technologies for parts production, to comprehensive automation and management of factory operations.
In its main test field, Fraunhofer IPK operates an extensive machine park with the latest tooling and machines, robot cells and assembly
systems. Innovative processes for human-machine and machine-machine communication are being developed here as part of the emerging 5G testbed. We offer interested companies the opportunity to use this infrastructure in joint projects to develop novel solutions ranging from production technology and virtual product creation to the automation
of production and logistics.
Fraunhofer IZM stands for application-oriented, industry-oriented research and development in the field of electronic system integration, in particular assembly and connection technology. With four technology clusters, the entire range required for the realization of reliable electronics and their integration into the application is covered.
Interest: Design, manufacturing and testing of 5G millimeter wave components and modules
Contribution: Provision of a shielded cabin for antenna measurements
Germandrones was founded in Berlin in 2016. The company develops and produces the Songbird, a drone for professional purposes. It is a combination of fixed wing and multicopter with tilting rotors. The properties of traditional aircrafts with vertical take-off and landing characteristics are combined in the Songbird.
Die neue 5G Technologie wird in Zukunft sehr wichtig zum Betrieb von Germandrones Drohnen sein. Das betrifft vor allem Steuerung und Datenübertragung. In 5G Berlin kommen wir mit Experten für diese Technologie zusammen und können unser Know-how deutlich vertiefen. Germandrones ist als Anwender der Technologie in mehreren Use Cases vertreten.
Highstreet technologies is an SME founded in Berlin in 2008. Since 2014 highstreet technologies has been working on Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). In addition to consulting Tier 1 network operators, highstreet technologies develops SDN-based network applications and integrates them into executable systems.
In 2017, highstreet technologies founded the Open SDN & NFV Lab (OSNL), an initiative that more than a dozen partners have joined. For the OSNL, 5G Berlin offers access to a realistic RAN. For the 5G Berlin test field, highstreet technologies will provide the SDN Controller.
MECSware GmbH, founded in 2015 as a spin-off of the Nokia Networks R&D Center Düsseldorf, develops LTE/5G system solutions that enable the rapid construction and simple operation of private mobile networks (campus networks). MECSware's customers include industrial companies, system integrators, research institutions and network operators.
MECSware contributes its expertise in the areas of planning and end-to-end integration of campus networks.
MicroNova has been active as a software and systems house since 1987 and offers products, solutions and services in three business segments: “Testing” of automotive electronics, management of mobile radio and communication networks and distribution of IT management solutions.
MicroNova contributes many years of development experience for RAN configuration tools of well-known network operators. Other relevant activities include SDN controllers (cloud RAN), test applications for 5G mobile services, 5G use cases and the installation of network slices.
ng4T offers active load test equipment for 5G RAN and CORE (AMF, SMF, UPF), as well as LTE-HO- and C-IOT test ng4T helps reducing the time-to-market to design and develop 5G infrastructure and ensures interoperability ng4T’s products meet NFV and SBA requirements, they support PCM, ATM, 1GbE, 10, 25, 40 and 100GbE interfaces
ng4T develops and delivers active test solutions for verification and deployment of mobile networks for both NEMs and operators
ng4T network emulators, load and performance
testers pave the way for your development and rollout process.
ng4T tools and expertise reduce time-to-market and support validation of network protocols
(membership is dormant) As a leading international IT security provider and experienced specialist in software-based VPN solutions, Protelion is developing peer-to-peer technology to deliver greater security, flexibility and efficiency. The Protelion TDR (Threat Detection and Response) Platform provides comprehensive security for all levels of the enterprise in a unique cost-effective solution.
UNIBERG specializes in the engineering, implementation, programming, and operation of internet and mobile network infrastructures, virtualized network functions, and network-oriented data analytics applications. UNIBERG's innovative and industry-leading portfolio includes customized solutions to optimize mobile and network infrastructures, enabling measurable cost savings and improved network performance for the telecommunications industry and critical infrastructure operators. UNIBERG is valued by Europe's largest telecom operators as a technology and innovation partner for expanding, testing, migrating, and renewing their complex network infrastructures and implementing AI-based solutions to automate and achieve zero-outage.
In 5G Berlin, UNIBERG is committed to the planning, provisioning, and optimization of open - in the sense of Open RAN - specialized 5G campus networks for various application areas with a view to low latency, resilience, and green energy. The experience gained with large network operators in the planning, construction, and expansion and agile operation of virtualized network infrastructures, including distributed edge architectures, comes into play here. Further focal points are energy optimization and the self-sufficient network supply of mobile cells with innovative power sources such as hydrogen.