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Published on 31/01/2022


About the project: 

SPEED-5G investigates in two and a half years starting from summer 2015, indoor and outdoor scenarios where capacity demands are the highest, but also where the eDSA will be the most effective at exploiting co-operation across technologies and bands including licensed, lightly-licensed and un-licensed bands.


The objective of SPEED-5G (quality of Service Provision and capacity Expansion through Extended-DSA for 5G) is to research and develop technologies that address the well-known challenges of predicted growth in mobile connections and traffic volume. A major challenge is the cost of meeting the objective, in terms of both infrastructure and deployment. SPEED-5G proposes the notion of eDSA (extended DSA), which is resource management with three degrees of freedom: densification, rationalized traffic allocation over heterogeneous wireless technologies, and better load balancing across available spectrum.

Uses cases/verticals

Massive IoT communications. Compared to the previous generations of networks, the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a major role in the service-compound supported by the forthcoming 5G networks. As pointed out by numerous reports and white papers (e.g. NGMN’s “Massive Internet of Things” use case or METIS’ “ubiquitous things communicating” scenario), one of the main objectives of 5G is a seamless integration of IoT at the early stage of the network architecture design.

Broadband wireless. The use case focuses on a mixture of domestic, enterprise and public access outdoor and indoor environments located in a densely populated urban area, such as a block of apartments, a square with shops and a recreation park. In this use case, a massive deployment of small cells is put in place to provide a uniform broadband experience to the users demanding high data rate and limited latency for the provisioning of applications such as high resolution multimedia streaming, gaming, video calling, and cloud services. Moreover, pedestrian users moving from indoor to outdoor environments (and vice versa), need to be supported.

WINGS involvement

WINGS ICT Solutions members’ experience is exploited for the following objectives of the project:

  • Architectural components for supporting eDSA
  • Novel RRM and MAC solutions for the realization of intelligent nodes capable of supporting eDSA as defined by the project
  • 5G system-level simulations on mobile broadband scenarios (MBB) and machine-type communications (MTC);
  • Proof-of-concept and demonstration aspects through the usage of equipment capable of supporting licensed, lightly-licensed (e.g., 3.5GHz) and un-licensed bands.

WINGS prospects/exploitation

Exploitation plans include the development of solutions which can support centralized and distributed channel selection in heterogeneous environments with learning enhancements as well. Such environments can be characterized by the dense deployment of cells and co-existence of licensed, unlicensed and 3.5GHz bands.

Awards & demonstration video

Demonstration video: “SPEED-5G Dynamic Channel Assignment implementations by WINGS”


Website: http://speed-5g.eu/

Framework: H2020/5GPPP

Duration: 07.2015-12.2017

This project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement No 671705

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