Published on 27 September 2016

​In order to fulfil the ambitious scientific and technical objectives, a carefully devised work plan has been composed. This work plan makes not only provision for the primary technical research activity, but also complements it with adequate activities for engagement with relevant stakeholders and field trials - in order to maximise the impact of the proposed technical work. Figure 1 provides an overview of the structure of the work plan, which is broken down into seven work packages (WPs) with the following main purpose:

WP1: performs the administrative and financial management of the project and coordinates the RTD activities of the different WPs with the help of the WP leaders. WP1 interacts with all WPs for the technical and strategic implementation of the work plan. In addition, this WP coordinates the final work summarizing the complete work of 5GCHAMPION and prepares the ground for creating a long lasting synergy for joint European and Korean 5G research, innovation and commercialization.

WP 2: frames the technical work by providing a coherent architectural vision and definition for the 5GCHAMPION project and the modules of the PoC such as SDN/NFV/EPC, 5G backhauling, high precision positioning, narrowband IoT via satellite, required interfaces. Furthermore, the KPIs will be defined in detail.

WP 3: investigates and develops advanced antenna solutions, mmWave RF front-end platform architecture, and transceiver algorithms to enable implementation of mmWave (in the range 24-28 GHz) wireless transceiver for high capacity backhaul/fronthaul links. Additionally, novel channel models for dynamic mmWave backhaul/fronthaul channel and advanced algorithms and solutions to support mobility management in high-speed moving hot spot scenarios are investigated.

WP 4: provides the design and implementation of necessary components in the packet core network targeting minimal end-to-end latency by adequately virtualizing functionality and applying SDN principles.

WP 5: analyses the feasibility and added value of a seamless integration of satellite navigation and communication technologies/systems in the 5G network infrastructure to contribute to selected 5G challenges and determine the enablers.

WP 6: integrates all parties' deliverables from W3-WP5 into one working PoC system. WP6 is lead by Nokia in EU side and ETRI on Korean side. All consortium members will participate to this WP. System level testing of EU-Korea PoC will be performed in February 2018 in conjunction with the Korean Winter Olympics.

WP7: is a crucial element in order to ensure the impact of the project by closely engaging, from the beginning of the project, with a diverse set of stakeholders and by implementing i) a coordinated approach for influencing Standards Bodies, Fora and Associations and ii) an effective dissemination strategy.