The iJoin Joint Access and Backhaul Testbed video released

The iJOIN Joint Access and Backhaul Testbed: A 60 Ghz Wireless Hardware-in-the-Loop Platform video has been published on iJOIN’s YouTube channel.

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iJOIN Winter School 2015 videos now available

iJOIN Winter School 2015 talks have been published in iJOIN’s Youtbe channel.

Welcome – Armin Dekorsy

iJOIN Welcome – Albert Banchs

iJOIN System Concept – Peter Rost

Extending the data cloud with millimeter wave wireless links – Thomas Haustein

results from FP7 MiWEBA-Project

Functional Split Options for Centralized RAN with Imperfect Backhaul – Andreas Maeder

Joint RAN/backhaul optimization for heterogeneous cellular networks – Antonio De Domenico

PHY Processing for Small Cell Cooperative Networks – Dirk Wuebben

C-RAN fronthaul: Options, benefits and challenges – Aleksandra Checko

Communication Complexity – Peter Rost

Joint optimization of radio/computing resources for distributed mobile-edge computing – Sergio Barbarossa

Opportunistic resource allocation in dense cellular networks – Vincenzo Mancuso

Distributed Mobility Management for future 5G networks – Carlos Bernardos Cano

Small Cell Forum Advances wihtin Network Virtualization – Clare Somerville

Agile Cloud supporting the Tactile Internet – Frank Fitzek

Mobile Cloud Networking – Thomas Bohnert

Evolution of cloud computing towards 5G – Marco Di Girolamo

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The Mobile World Congress marks the official commencement of the 5G era

Source(s): IMDEA Networks Institute

5G connectivity is to become the new lifeblood of the digital economy and society, according to Günther Oettinger. The European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society endorses the presentation of the European 5G vision made by the 5G-Public Private Partnership at the Mobile World Congress 2015.

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Mobile World Congress 2015: EU unveils its vision for 5G

The European Commission and Europe’s tech industry presented today (03/03/2015) their vision for 5G. A global vision and standards for 5G will be discussed and decided together with international partners in late 2015-2016. With this early input, the EU stands a good chance that key elements of its vision will form part of global standards.

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EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society visits iJOIN at MWC #5GPPPMWC

Günther H. Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, visited iJOIN stand in “EU 5G Research – 5G PPP / 5-Alive project” booth.

Albert Banchs (iJOIN Project Coordinator) and Peter Rost (iJOIN Technical Manager) took care of showing iJOIN project.


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iJOIN is present at Mobile World Congress in “EU 5G Research – 5G PPP / 5-Alive project” booth with a demo showing the concepts of:

  1. RANaaS implementation: The RANaaS platform implements an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model where resources are provided on a “as a Service” paradigm;
  2. Novel network management algorithms: The RANaaS concept provides an optimal split of the RAN functions between the mobile network and the cloud taking into account cloud-computing and mobile network parameters.

The demonstrations presented on this stand show the results of EU research projects that have already started work on the 5G solutions and the 5G-PPP will now build on these results to develop new concepts and standards and to quickly evolve towards technology trials.

Indeed, the EU and the European ICT industry have launched a new 5G Infrastructure public-private-partnership (5G-PPP) to invent, develop, implement and demonstrate a new 5G infrastructure for wide-scale deployment by 2020. The 5G infrastructure will offer radically new solutions for network throughput, energy efficiency, cost, availability, reliability, and connectivity for billions of people and devices.

The demo leaflet can be downloaded here.

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5G: the new generation of mobile networks for the Internet of the future

Source(s): IMDEA Networks Institute; madri+d
Even though the deployment of 4th generation mobile networks has not yet been completed, operators and handset manufacturers, as well as leading research teams in the field, have launched a series of R&D initiatives to develop the 5th generation of mobile technology, called 5G, intending to commercialize it by 2020.


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IMDEA Networks to showcase 5G research results to EU Digital Economy and Society Commissioner

Source(s): IMDEA Networks Institute
IMDEA Networks Institute participates in the 5G “ignition-phase” events organized by the European Commission (EC) at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC’15) in Barcelona (2-5 March). The objective is to present the status of EU work on 5G, the ubiquitous ultra-broadband network that will carry the Future Internet, and is expected to withstand data connections 1,000 times heavier than today’s.


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iJOIN Winter School

The iJOIN Winter School has just started. 2 days of exciting talks on 5G Cloud Technologies at University of Bremen.

All the material being showed in the talks will be put online soon.

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Deliverables 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 5.2 and 6.1 are now available

Deliverables 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 5.2 and 6.1 are now available at the following link:

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Project Coordinator

Dr. Albert Banchs Institute IMDEA Networks Leganés, Spain email:

Technical Manager

Dr. Peter Rost NEC Labs Europe Heidelberg, Germany email:


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no FP7-317941