In order to achieve the objectives of 5G-COMPLETE, the work-plan follows a step wise approach, organized and split into the following work packages (WPs):

  • WP1: Project Technical and Administrative Management
  • WP2: Service Requirements, Architecture Definition and Evaluation
  • WP3: Design, implementation and integration of network infrastructure building blocks
  • WP4: Hardware, software and advanced signal processing platforms in support of secure and resilient 5G services
  • WP5: End-to-end service provisioning and orchestration
  • WP6: Technology Integration and Live Demonstration of Vertical Services
  • WP7: Dissemination/Exploitation/Standardization

WP1 is responsible for the overall management and coordination, and the interaction of partners, monitoring the progress of the technical outcomes and the accomplishment of the project milestones and related deliverables. WP2 feeds all the technical WPs with the specifications of the targeted network topology and defines all the necessary horizontal and vertical interfaces to be developed within the project. Moreover, within WP2, the vertical services that will be supported by the proposed network will be defined in detail, as well as the use cases and scenarios to be evaluated in the final lab-scale and field-trial demonstrators. WP3 is responsible for the development and integration of all targeted network infrastructure elements, namely the i) optical edge nodes, ii) the mmWave components and THz transceivers, iii) all required compute elements and iv) disaggregated and virtualised Multi-WAT vRAN. WP4 focuses on the development of the advance signal processing tools that will support the network’s innovations in terms of security and resilience. Those include a physical layer DSP platform to support mmWave fronthaul connectivity and Fiber-Wireless fronthauling as well as a multi-baseband processor for THz that will support multi-wireless technology processing. Furthermore, this WP also includes the development of the project’s security tools, as well as the development of the AI and ML algorithms to support 5G services. WP5 deals with the development of and end-to-end network slicing and cloud/edge orchestration platform. Key tasks of this WP include the development of i) the MEC platform and virtualization technologies for edge resources, ii) the SDN-based, multi-domain network control for radio and optical technologies and iii) the algorithmic framework for end-to-end network optimization. WP6 is responsible for the integration of the complete 5G-COMPLETE solution and its evaluation under laboratory and field demonstrations. Finally, WP7 is responsible for the dissemination, exploitation and standardization activities of 5G-COMPLETE technology by receiving the experimental performance evaluation results in real application scenarios.