5G New Radio development

Leading companies and research organizations join forces in European research project ONE5G

Thirteen leading telecommunications innovators have joined forces to advance the development of new radio technologies for 5G (5G New Radio – 5G NR). The European research project ONE5G* focuses on boosting the capacity of mobile networks, improving their energy efficiency and enabling a variety of new vertical use cases in dense urban areas as well as in rural environments. ONE5G has received eight million Euros in funding from the European Commission under the EU’s “Horizon 2020” initiative to drive research that enables a swift move towards 5G NR and advance digitization. The aim of the two-year project is:

  • To propose 5G NR extensions for standardization which enable high-performance, cost-efficient wireless services in ‘Megacities’ – e.g. dense urban environments with very heterogeneous requirements – and ‘Underserved Areas’— e.g. less populated and with relatively homogeneous requirements.
  • To develop advanced 5G technologies and enhancements, beyond release 15 of 3GPP, which will deliver the first set of 5G standards in 2018. These advanced technologies include future-proof access schemes, advanced massive MIMO enablers and link management
  • To deliver on 5G NR performance optimization schemes for successful network deployment and operation with a focus on improved performance experience for both, the network operator and the E2E user;
  • To identify and improve the cost driving elements in roll-outs and operations in order to allow for the sustainable provision of wireless services in underserved areas under constrained circumstances.

Members of ONE5G across Europe include telecommunications operators (Orange, Telefónica), component and infrastructure vendors (B-COM, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Samsung, Wings ICT Solutions), universities (Aalborg University, Freie Universität Berlin, Universidad de Malaga) and research institutes (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute).



  • Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB),

  • Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC)

  • massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC)


Standardization: release 16 and 17 of 5G New Radio.

Commercial and market impact: Empower traditional operators and vertical industries to efficiently exploit the opportunities of 5G New Radio

Scientific and technological impact: Drive forward technical advances in the areas given above.

Socio-economic and environmental impact: Enrich both private life and business/industrial activities with enhanced wireless communication services.