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SES, 5G-VINNI to Help Accelerate 5G Adoption in Europe

By | July 31, 2018
SES antennas at the satellite operator's headquarters in Luxembourg. Photo Credit: SES

SES antennas at the satellite operator’s headquarters in Luxembourg. Photo Credit: SES

SES will provide satellite services to the European 5G Verticals Innovation Infrastructure (5G-VINNI) project to help accelerate adoption of the next-generation wireless standard. SES will support the development of end-to-end 5G capabilities and enable live demonstrations of 5G use cases, and will provide satellite fleet capacity, ground infrastructure, and end-to-end solutions.

These contributions will enable 5G demonstrations and validation of the target 5G Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and use cases. The project will explore solutions in areas such as public safety, eHealth, shipping, transportation, media and entertainment, and automotive.

The 5G-VINNI project is supported by the European Union’s (EU) 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program, and is aiming to accelerate the uptake of 5G in Europe. The project is led by Telenor Group and comprises 23 partners including leading mobile network operators (MNOs) and industry vendors. Among key 5G-VINNI objectives are designing 5G end-to-end facility and interworking sites, providing user-friendly orchestration, and developing a viable business model to demonstrate the value of 5G solutions — enabling their widespread adoption.