5G HarmoniseD Research and TrIals for serVice Evolution between EU and China

Project: EU project

Project Details


5G-DRIVE will trial and validate the interoperability between EU & China 5G networks operating at 3.5 GHz bands for enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and 3.5 & 5.9 GHz bands for V2X scenarios. The key objectives are to boost 5G harmonisation & R&I cooperation between EU & China through strong connected trials & research activities, with a committed mutual support from the China “5G Product R&D Large-scale Trial” project led by China Mobile. To achieve these objectives and to deliver the impact for early 5G adoption, 5G-DRIVE structures its main activities into three pillars. The first one will test and demonstrate the latest 5G key technologies in eMBB and V2X scenarios in pre-commercial 5G networks. 5G-DRIVE will run three extensive trials in Finland, Italy and UK. The Chinese project will run large-scale trials in five cities. These twinned trials aim to evaluate synergies and interoperability issues and provide recommendations for technology and spectrum harmonization. The second one focuses on researching key innovations in network slicing, network virtualization, 5G transport network, edge computing and New Radio features to fill gaps between standards and real-world deployment. The third one will push EU-China 5G collaboration at all levels through extensive dissemination and exploitation actions. The project formed a strong team of mobile operators and industry, including a prominent car manufacturer, SMEs, research institutes and universities. This well-balanced consortium has the necessary skills with an established close cooperation with the Chinese consortium will provide first class expertise to achieve full interoperability of the 5G networks and V2X between the EU and China. 5G-DRIVE is ideally set to instill tremendous impact on the validation of standards and trigger the roll-out of real 5G networks and V2X innovative solutions driving new business opportunities and creating thereby new jobs and brand new business models.
Effective start/end date1/09/1830/06/21

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Dynniq Nederland BV (Project partner)
  • Sociedade Portuguesa Inovação, Consultadoria Empresarial e Fomento da Inovação, S.A. (Project partner)
  • Dynniq Peek Traffic B.V. (Project partner)
  • Orange Polska S.A. (Project partner)
  • Vediafi Oy (Project partner)
  • Dynniq d.o.o. za inženjering (Project partner)
  • Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE) (Project partner)
  • University of Luxembourg (Project partner)
  • Mandat International (Project partner)
  • University of Kent (Project partner)
  • Eurescom (Project partner) (lead)
  • Dynniq Finland Oy (Project partner)
  • Smartnet AE (Project partner)
  • European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation (ERTICO) (Project partner)
  • University of Surrey (Project partner)
  • ORION Innovations P.C. (Project partner)
  • Martel GmbH (Project partner)
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) (Project partner)
  • Joint Research Centre (JRC), Brussels (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-ICT-2018-1
  • 5G networks
  • enhanced Mobile Broadband
  • Internet of Vehicles
  • V2X
  • service orchestration and management
  • AI/ML
  • 5G trials