FUDGE-5G is the first 5G-PPP project that focuses solely on 5G private networks, known as Non-Public Network (NPN) in 3GPP terminology. Five use cases for 5G-NPNs have been identified featuring diverse range of network and radio requirements, deployment, and configurations options, representing a very high innovation and business impact for the
private 5G network market. The five use cases and their corresponding stakeholders are:
The use cases target five vertical sectors encompassing Media & Entertainment (M&E), PPDR, eHealth, Industry 4.0, and education. It needs to be highlighted that 5G Virtual office will be realised in a hospital in Oslo, while the interconnected NPN use case will be realised by connecting several campuses, hence the mention of the eHealth and education, respectively, as typical concerned vertical sectors. Note that the same two use cases could be applied to different verticals.
This document is a cornerstone for the project, since it describes the technical blueprint about how each use case will be implemented across the 5G-VINNI facility site managed by Telenor Research in Norway, including the specific deployment option of the FUDGE-5G Platform (e.g., public cloud, on premise, hybrid). The use case blueprints have been defined by considering the inputs from the vertical stakeholders.
FUDGE-5G will follow a methodology structured in six steps to bring forward the innovative 5G key technologies and technology components. The methodology steps are: (i) Definition of Blueprints for the Use Cases, (ii) Technology Design, (iii) Agile Prototype Development, (iv) Platform Integration, (v) Deployment in 5G Infrastructure, and (vi) Product Validation in Real Environments.
As well as describing the actual use cases, the document outlines the validation framework based on requirements and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) specific to the use cases. The architectural blueprint to realize the different use case will be documented in deliverable D1.2.