Free-to-access Open 5G Core by Athonet
On September 8, 2020, our project partner Athonet announced the launch of an open 5G core network platform which allows anybody, anywhere, to bring up a 5G network for free by simply connecting a radio access network to Amazon Web Services over an Internet connection. One of the main challenges for many operators, enterprises, radio and device manufacturers is to have a 5G SA core network which is ready to use and test it out. To solve this problem, Athonet, which is an AWS Technology Partner, has created a free-to-use SaaS environment for radio, chipset, device or end-user partners to use a 5G test environment on demand. For more info, visit http://www.open5g.cloud/.
Kickoff Meeting at Fraunhofer HHI
During this two-day meeting held at Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin, the nine 5G CONNI partners gathered to kick off the 36 months work phase of the project. In multiple workshop sessions, the roadmap for the next three years was defined, starting with the identification of demonstrator use cases and the definition of an architectural framework.
Official Project Announcement at EU-TW 5G / Beyond 5G Workshop
The 5G CONNI project was officially announced to a broader audience from industry and academia during the joint EU-Taiwan 5G / Beyond 5G Workshop in Taipei. Hosted by the 5G Program Office of the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs in cooperation with DG CONNECT, the workshop featured a diverse agenda covering future research topics fort he evolution beyond 5G. Dr. Shawkang Wu (ITRI) gave an overview oft he 5G CONNI project and ist value proposition for industries moving towards 5G-based wireless networking.