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Providing 5G-Access, 5G-Core & Xhaul Technologies in combination with SDN/NFV/MEC Service Platforms at a single location NOW

There is no doubt that the vibrant start-up City of Berlin, the capital of Germany, offers the right societal environment to prototype most of the relevant envisaged 5G application domains to pave the way for the Gigabit Society. 5G Berlin contributes to the global 5G research arena in accordance with the European Union's 5G Manifesto by providing a unique location in Germany in which the latest of all relevant 5G related access, core, xhaul, and software technologies and corresponding expertise are available and integrated, allowing researchers from academia and industry to interact across disciplinary borders and test the most innovative technologies, system components and applications in a real world setup. 5G Berlin is designed as an open extensible environment: it allows various technology partners and application providers to join this initiative committed to develop and test innovative 5G infrastructures, products, and applications.

Based on the extensive know-how assembled within the provision of pioneering 3G and 4G related testbeds in the last decade, Fraunhofer FOKUS and HHI are globally recognized independent research organizations able to manage such an open innovative testbed infrastructure and to unite the different envisaged stakeholders of emerging 5G value chains.

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NGNI, 5G Berlin, Infografik, 11.06.2015
5G Berlin Fraunhofer Institute

Current global research and development towards the next generation wireless system architecture is driven by the requirements defined within the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance's 5G White Paper and the ITU-T IMT 2020 FG's Gap Analysis on Standards Report and aligning itself with Europe's 5G PPP initiative. Having its current focus on building and integrating new innovative technologies and features enabling 5G, but also witnessing the need for an evolution from existing wireless and fixed broadband technologies (including satelite communications) to the ongoing softwarization of telecommunication infrastructures towards an agile service enabling environment , an important next step in 5G R&D will require demand for early prototyping, proof of concept realizations, and field trials of new infrastructures and the various application use cases envisioned within the 5G context. 

5G Berlin is a Fraunhofer led research initiative formed in 2014 by Fraunhofer HHI and FOKUS based on their existing technology know-how and globally recognized testbed activities contributing to the global evolution of wireless and wired communication systems and the wireless broadband research arena. 

5G Berlin consists of a set of different complementary leading edge technology tool kits and interconnected laboratories within the center of Berlin, addressing the most novel technological advances towards all relevant aspects of emerging 5G infrastructures in a holistic manner. Its technical coverage spans across existing LTE/LTEpro//WiFi access and newest 5G access, 5G software-based modular core taking into account the most recent SDN/NFV/MEC technologies, Xhaul, and M2M/IoT technologies enabling and facilitating customizable End-to-End testing experiences.

NGNI, 5G Berlin, Research Map, 15 September 2016
Distributed 5G Berlin Site Map Fraunhofer FOKUS

The 5G Berlin testbed environment is open to all partners actively involved in 5G technology development and testing. It represents an extensible comprehensive end-to-end environment for 5G related research activities, allowing partners joining their efforts, interact across disciplinary borders, and test latest technologies, air interfaces, hard- and software-based system components & protocols, and applications in a real world network set-up.

Join 5G Berlin and play an active role in the build-up of 5G!