Presentation of the ‘5G Pan-European Trials Roadmap’

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BRUSSELS May 23rd, 2017 – Today the “5G Trials Working Group”, under the leadership and coordination of the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA), has released version 1.0 of the “5G Pan-European Trials Roadmap”.


This ‘Trials Roadmap’ builds on and follows up previous important initiatives, including the “5G Manifesto for timely deployment of 5G in Europe” and the European Commission’s “5G Action Plan”.


The 5G IA Trials WG has developed a solid and comprehensive strategy for Pan-European coordinated trials as well as international trials with non-EU partner countries. The release of the Roadmap on the eve of the 3rd Global 5G Event in Tokyo supports and emphasizes its international dimension.

Version 1.0 of the Roadmap addresses several key elements of the European Commission’s 5G Action Plan. Its main objectives are to:

  • Support global European leadership in 5G technology, 5G networks deployment and profitable 5G business
  • Validate benefits of 5G to vertical sectors, public sector, businesses and consumers
  • Initiate a clear path to successful and timely 5G deployment
  • Expand commercial trials and demonstrations as well as national initiatives


The Roadmap has four pillars (5G Private Trials, 5G Vertical Pilots, 5G for UEFA EURO 2020 and 5G Trials Cities) and refers to vertical industry sectors of strategic importance, including automotive, eHealth, public safety, media and entertainment.

A coordinated Pan-European approach to trials is essential for a timely and effective deployment of 5G in Europe. To this aim, the 5G IA Trials WG will continue its work and, in particular, will foster cooperation with relevant organisations and companies from key vertical sectors. An updated version of the Roadmap is expected to be released by the end of 2017.

Additional information on the “5G Trials Working Group” and on the “5G Pan-European Trials Roadmap” is available here.

Press Contact: Alessandro Bedeschi                  Mail to: alessandro.bedeschi(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

About the 5G Public-Private Partnership & the 5G Infrastructure Association

The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) is the 5G collaborative research program that is organized as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program – The European Union Program for Research and Innovation. It is aimed at fostering industry-driven research, monitored by business-related, technological performance and societal KPIs. The 5G PPP will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for ubiquitous next-generation communication infrastructure over the coming decade.

In the 5G PPP, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) represents the private side and the European Commission the public side. The 5G-IA is committed to the advancement of 5G in Europe and to building global consensus on 5G. To this aim, the Association brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and SMEs. The 5G-IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation.

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