Pilot Experiments​

For the evaluation of the 5G-EPICENTRE platform, experimentation in the context of several first-party experiments (e.g. experiments deployed by consortium partners) is foreseen, which will be realized as a PPDR vertical. The purpose of these pilot experiments is to expand along the entire range of the 3 ITU-defined service types (i.e. eMBB, mMTC and URLLC), as well as to provide the floor for overseeing the platform’s secure interoperability capabilities beyond vendor-specific implementation. Toward this end, 5G-EPICENTRE has engaged SMEs and organizations, that will participate into the realization of the use cases, who constitute active players in the public security and disaster management market, thus acting as key enablers for the assessment of 5G-EPICENTRE with regard to the real needs that should be addressed. Finally, through the realization of these first-party experiments, KPIs relevant to 5G will be measured, especially those that pertain to services’ creation time.

5G-EPICENTRE Testbeds​


The UMA platform integrates a distributed K8s-based infrastructure with a multi-master multi-node architecture.


The Portugal experimental Facility-site is hosted by Altice Labs in Aveiro and has been built mainly in the framework of the H2020 ICT-17 5G-VINNI project.


The testbed that is present at HHI incorporation of 5G-Berlin employs a 5G base station with mMIMO antenna capability operating in FR1.


The CTTC 5G testbed allows creating multiple testbed instances (TI). Each TI is a Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) ecosystem.

Use Cases​

5G-EPICENTRE will aim to address different PPDR operational scenarios through a series of first-party experimentation activities, each provisioned by a consortium partner, to act as piloting activities for the platform. For each use case, ingredients of each respective solution will be converted into CNF/VNFs and deployed to the orchestration environment of the 5G-EPICENTRE facilities. The goal will be to convincingly demonstrate a facility that is open enough to provide the network functionalities needed for the PPDR applications. Testing of key technologies such as network slicing and ultra-reliable low latency communication will be simplified by this approach. Each partner will then document their personal deployment experience in a VNF environment, the process of developing the VNFs, orchestration issues, marketplace preparation and demonstration results.

Use Case 1

Multimedia MC Communication and Collaboration Platform

Use Case 2

Multi-agency and multi-deployment mission critical communications and dynamic service scaling

Use Case 3

Ultra-reliable drone navigation and remote control

Use Case 4

IoT for improving first responders’ situational awareness and safety

Use Case 5

Wearable, mobile, point-of-view, wireless video service delivery

Use Case 6

Fast situational awareness and near real-time disaster mapping

Use Case 7

AR and AI wearable electronics for PPDR

Use Case 8

AR-assisted emergency surgical care