5G laboratory trial in Germany


Aachen, Germany

Main objectives

      • Identify the patency performance of 5G networks when supporting the edgeFLEX use cases to check if 5G can support their communication requirements.

      • Prepare and demonstrate a novel 5G-API for device management exposure and test the 5G latency performance in supporting services using the novel 5G-API for device management.

      • Test and demonstrate the latency performance of 5G in supporting the communication requirements of the edgePMU

Work done and results

The latency performance of two 5G systems, a standard 5G network and a URLLC prototype network, in communicating the message streams typical of the edgeFLEX services, and edgePMU, and in supporting the edgeFLEX use cases, was tested in the Ericsson laboratory in an extensive set of tests.  The test results validate that 5G can meet the communication requirements of the edgeFLEX services and support all of the use cases.  The edgeFLEX platform was deployed in the Ericsson 5G laboratory.  The platform was used to host the frequency control service and the latency of 5G was tested when supporting the platform and the frequency service.   5G met the communications requirements of the platform and the service. Results were documented in D5.5.

A frontend has been developed to enable the demonstration of an initial version of a novel 5G API for Device Management for energy use cases. This frontend was successfully tested in the Ericsson laboratory 5G network.  Results were documented in D3.1 published in 2022 and available on this web site.