5G Berlin Association

Innovation cluster

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.

Working group

Use Cases and 5G E2E Testbed

Potential Applications & Optical Infrastructure

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SW architecture and platforms

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Network Slicing

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Mobile access network via Li-Fi (VLC)

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5G drones integration

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Network topology (PNFs and VNFs)

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Access, backhaul, fronthaul network

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Integration of cloud infrastructure

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Augmented/Virtual Reality

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V2X autonomous driving

5G Berlin Association

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Slawomir Stanczak

Chairman of the board

Carsten

Rossenhövel

Deputy chairman of the board

Prof. Dr.

Erich Zielinski

Chief financial officer

5G Berlin Association

Members

Expertise

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. 

Contribution

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.

Expertise

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. 

Contribution

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.

Expertise

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.

Contribution

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.

Expertise

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.

Contribution

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.

Expertise

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.

Contribution

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.

Expertise

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.

Contribution

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.

Expertise

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.

Contribution

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.

Expertise

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.

Contribution

Interest: Design, manufacturing and testing of 5G millimeter wave components and modules
Contribution: Provision of a shielded cabin for antenna measurements

Contribution

FRINX is a member of the Open SDN & NFV Lab (OSNL) and sees 5G Berlin as an ideal opportunity to transfer technology from the lab directly to the field. The ability to develop new technologies directly with a working 5G network is a clear differentiator for FRINX and the 5G Berlin partners.

Expertise

FRINX was founded in 2016 and provides network automation products and services for telecommunications companies. FRINX focuses on workflow and network control using Software Defined Networks (SDN) and works with global customers.  

Expertise

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.

Expertise

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.

Expertise

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.

Contribution

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.

Expertise

Infotecs develops Peer-to-Peer ViPNet technology to provide more security, flexibility and efficiency. The ViPNet Security and Threat Intelligence Platform offers comprehensive security for all enterprise levels in a unique cost-effective solution. 

Contribution

The introduction of 5G will create completely new business areas that need to be protected against cyber attacks. Infotecs as security software manufacturer offers a solution for this. ViPNet is the only technology that supports true point-to-point encryption and is therefore highly secure. The security solution is scalable, flexible and easy to implement and manage. 

Expertise

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.

Contribution

MECSware contributes its expertise in the areas of planning and end-to-end integration of campus networks.

Expertise

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.

Contribution

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.

Contribution

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

Expertise

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
and procedures.