Live cycle 5G mobile testing

Keysight participates in the European 5G-VINNI project

  • Keysight Technologies has been selected to participate in the European 5G-VINNI (5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure) project which aims to accelerate the acceptance of 5G mobile telecommunications across Europe.
  • This European project includes 23 partners, including telecommunications operators, manufacturers of telecom terminals and equipment, and universities.
  • Keysight is the only provider of electronic test and measurement instruments and solutions participating in this project.

5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure (5G-VINNI) is a pan-European research and innovation project funded by the European Horizon 2020 programme. 5G-VINNI aims to facilitate the adoption of 5G mobile telecommunications in Europe by providing end-to-end infrastructure to validate the performance of new 5G technologies and explore solutions for specific markets such as public safety, e-health, shipping, transportation, media and entertainment, and automotive.

Keysight will bring its network testing and measurement expertise to the project. The company’s solutions will be used in prototype technology deployment trials. The project will also benefit from Keysight’s contributions in the form of test case development to be implemented on the test networks.

The €20 million project will be coordinated by Telenor Group, the international telecommunications operator based in Norway. It will run for three years and will build on the latest 5G technologies, as well as the results of previous 5G PPP phases, including advanced network virtualization technologies. In addition, an automated test campaign will be conducted to validate 5G by combining various technologies and network loads.

5G-VINNI will operate from four main sites in Norway, the UK, Spain and Greece. In addition, experimental sites will be established in Germany and Portugal. Open Application Programming Interface (APIs) will be provided to facilitate access to 5G-VINNI facilities.
Objectives of the 5G-VINNI project :

  • Design a complete 5G infrastructure.
  • Build several interworking sites for the 5G-VINNI infrastructure.
  • Provide ergonomic and autonomous control, operating and management systems for the 5G-VINNI infrastructure.
  • Validate key indicators (KPIs) for 5G and support E2E test execution for specific applications to demonstrate the potential of 5G-VINNI.
  • Develop a viable business and ecosystem model to support the life of the 5G-VINNI facility during and after the life of the project.
  • Demonstrate the potential of 5G solutions to the 5G community, with respect to related standards, and to open source communities to ensure widespread adoption of these solutions.

The 23 members of 5G-VINNI : Telenor Group (Telenor Research, Telenor Norway and Telenor Satellite), British Telecom (United Kingdom), Telefonica (Spain), SES (Lux), Huawei (Norway and Germany), Ericsson (Norway), Nokia (Norway), Samsung (United Kingdom), Intracom (Greece), Keysight (Denmark), Cisco (Norway), Alticelabs (Portugal), Engineering (Italy), AUEB (Greece), UC2M (Spain), Simula (Norway), Uni.Patras (Greece), Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany), EANTC (Germany), Limemicro (United Kingdom), SRS (IR) and Eurescom (Germany).