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D1.2 Requirements definition and analysis from vertical industries and core applications

Tilemachos Doukoglou; Marius Iordache; Uwe Herzog

One of the main goals of 5G-EVE is to offer a complete multi-operator, distributed 5G Network Platform that participants of other EU funded projects and other Vertical Industries can use to run, test and validate their Applications and Services.
In order to access the adequacy of the 5G-EVE Platform the network requirements from other ICT-19 Projects Use Cases were collected and analysed.
This analysis will be used by the 5G-EVE project both to familiarize with what the different Vertical Industries require from a 5G Network and also prepare the different sites to host future validation trials.
In total, Network Requirements from 6 ICT-19 + 1 ICT-22 Projects and 32 different Use Cases (with sub-use cases) were collected and analysed. A standardized approach helped collect the Network requirements from wildly dissimilar use cases from a variety of Vertical Industries that induce
• Health
• Transportation
• Food Chain Safety (Aquaculture and Agriculture)
• Energy/ IoT
• Industry 4.0
• Smart Cities & Safe Living
The analysis from the 32 different Use Cases belonging to the Vertical Industries indicates that there are Services and Applications that will greatly benefit and do require the use of a 5G Network. Existing 4G/LTE networks do not suffice and fall short in their capabilities.
There were also use cases that (with careful planning and implementation) can be implemented using existing 4G/LTE technology. These services although do not require 5G are more than welcome to be hosted in the Operators’ 5G networks since their revenues will help shorten the payback time of the initial investment (for rolling out 5G infrastructures).
Finally, there are Use Case, whose requirements stretch even the limits of the 5G technology capabilities. These either have to reconsider some of their requirements or dedicated and careful network planning and resource allocation should be performed. The later action will result in expensive implementation that only significant revenue stream from these Services can justify.

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