The European H2020 project 5G-IANA kicks-off

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10/7/2020 Estimated Reading time: 2 minute

5G-IANA Starts!

  • The project gathers 16 partners from 8 European countries
  • An Open 5G Intelligent Experimentation Platform will be developed and available for companies in the sector
  • The disruptive approach of the project intends to exploit obtained results through 7 different use cases


5G-IANA is an EU-funded project focused on providing agents of the automotive and mobility sectors with an open 5G intelligent experimentation platform. This platform will enable us to develop, implement and test our automotive services.

The AOEP (Automotive Open Experimental Platform) platform, which lies in the core of 5G-IANA, will consist of a complete set of hardware and software resources that will make up an advanced communications IT infrastructure applied to transport, taking advantage of 5G intelligent networks’ potential. It will be coupled with an enhanced NetApp Toolkit tailored to the mobility sector, available to all companies and agents of the service value chain.

Within the framework of this project, different virtualization technologies will be investigated and developed for enabling the deployment of the end-to-end network services across different domains (vehicles, road infrastructure, MEC nodes and cloud resources).

5G-IANA will be demonstrated through seven automotive-related use cases in two 5G testbeds: one operated by NOKIA in Ulm, Germany, and one operated by Telekom Slovenia in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  Fivecomm is participating in four automotive-related use cases: remote driving (as use case leader), manoeuvres coordination for autonomous driving, virtual bus tour, parking circulation and high-risk hostpot detection. Fivecomm will develop a prototype of remote driving operating over the cloud network for fast operation and improved performance. It will also properly provide and configure its autonomous vehicle for the use cases demonstrations that need it.

The disruptive approach of the project intends to go beyond technological development and exploit obtained results from these demonstration activities. 5G-IANA aims to increase the uptake of 5G starting from the key Automotive industrial segment. Also, significant benefits are foreseen by 5G-IANA on the areas of safety, environment, and economy. By providing real-time notifications about emergency cases on the road and by sharing kinematic information when overtaking, 5G-IANA will provide increased safety. Moreover, 5G-IANA will improve traffic flow by providing real-time traffic data to the drivers. Finally, 5G-IANA will also lead to emissions’ reduction by shortening the time-to-destination (and time for parking) for each driver.

Thanks to 5G-IANA, we will be able to achieve the following objectives:

  • To lead the work on NetApp development and baseline VNFs in remote driving.
  • To validate and demonstrate the NetApps in the context of the mentioned use cases.
  • To provide and configure the autonomous vehicle for the needs of the demonstrations.
  • To reduce latency and improve reliability of our tele-driving platform.
  • To reduce costs and improve scalability of the developed solution.


The project started in June 2021 and will run for three years, brings together 16 partners including telecom operators and vendors, technology companies, research institutes & universities and SMEs in the tech & automotive industry, from 8 European Countries. The project’s budget amounts to €7.6 million, of which €6 million comes from the EU research & innovation programme H2020 (ICT-41-2020: 5G innovations for verticals with third party services). The kick-off meeting of the consortium took place on September 9 and 10, 2021 in Athens, Greece.


Twitter: @IANA_5G 

LinkedIn: 5G-IANA

5G-IANA has received financing from the Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 of the European Union in virtue of Grant Agreement No. 101016427.