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Calvanese Strinati, E., Mueck, M., Clemente, A., Kim, J., Noh, G., Chung, H., Kim, I., Choi, T., Kim, Y., Chung, H., Destino, G., Pärssinen, A., Chuberre, N., Vautherin, B., Deleu, T., Gineste, M., Korvala, A. (2018) 5GCHAMPION - Disruptive 5G Technologies for Roll-Out in 2018. ETRI Journal, 40 (1), 10-25. doi:10.4218/etrij.2017-0237

5GCHAMPION – disruptive 5G technologies for roll‐out in 2018

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Author: Calvanese Strinati, Emilio1; Mueck, Markus2; Clemente, Antonio1;
Organizations: 1CEA, Grenoble, France
2INTEL Deutschland GmbH
35G Giga Service Research Laboratory, ETRI
4School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST
5Hyper-Connected Communication Research Laboratory, ETRI
6Center for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu
7Thales Alenia Space
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-04-11


The 5GCHAMPION Europe–Korea collaborative project provides the first fully‐integrated and operational 5G prototype in 2018, in conjunction with the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. The corresponding technological advances comprise both an evolution and optimization of existing technological solutions and disruptive new features, which substantially outpace previous generations of technology. In this article, we focus on a subset of three disruptive technological solutions developed and experimented on by 5GCHAMPION during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games: high speed communications, direct satellite‐user equipment communications, and post‐sale evolution of wireless equipment through software reconfiguration. Evaluating effectiveness and performing trials for these key 5G features permit us to learn about the actual maturity of 5G technology prototyping and the potential of new 5G services for vertical markets and end user enhanced experience two years before the launch of large‐scale 5G services.

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Series: ETRI journal
ISSN: 1225-6463
ISSN-E: 2233-7326
ISSN-L: 1225-6463
Volume: 40
Issue: 1
Pages: 10 - 25
DOI: 10.4218/etrij.2017-0237
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported by the European Union H2020 Program under grant 723247 (5GCHAMPION) and by the Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by Korea Government (MSIT) B0115‐16‐0001 (5GCHAMPION).
EU Grant Number: (723247) 5G CHAMPION - 5G Communication with a Heterogeneous, Agile Mobile network in the Pyunchang wInter Olympic competioN
Copyright information: © 2018 ETRI. This is an Open Access article distributed under the term of Korea Open Government License (KOGL) Type 4: Source Indication + Commercial Use Prohibition + Change Prohibition (