The remaining METIS deliverables D1.3, D1.5, D5.4, D6.6, and D8.4 have been completed and submitted to the EC on April 30, 2015. The deliverables are available at https://www.metis2020.com/documents/deliverables/.
D1.3 on “Test-bed/demonstration results” provides the detailed descriptions of the realized demonstrations that can be categorized into three areas: device-to-device (D2D) communications, massive machine communications (MMC), and waveform design. For each demonstration, the devised storyline is illustrated together with the proposed hardware implementation, its integration into the test-bed environment, and the obtained results.
D1.5 on “Updated scenarios, requirements and KPIs for 5G mobile and wireless system with recommendations for future investigations” reviews and updates the 5G scenarios, requirements, and KPIs defined in D1.1 (published in April 2013) in order to make recommendations for future 5G investigations such as the upcoming projects within the H2020 program. Diverse perspectives on 5G requirements and KPIs are collected from vertical industries not limited to telecom communities. The five scenarios, twelve test cases and the KPI and requirements defined in D1.1, which have been essential to the rest of the METIS project, are confirmed to remain valid and highly relevant for the future 5G research. In addition, one new KPI on security is identified. Further, nine new use cases are suggested. It is concluded that the content of D1.1 together with the identified new material should be used for future evaluations of 5G technologies.
D5.4 on “Future spectrum system concept” is the final deliverable of the METIS project on spectrum usage. It describes the technical solutions developed, especially enablers for coexistence, in order to address the scenarios, needs and requirements identified for 5G. After a brief introduction of the overall METIS methodology, spectrum sharing concepts developed and potential implementation strategies like the Spectrum Toolbox and the corresponding spectrum management architecture are presented. Based on this, spectrum usage options to support the generic 5G services considered in METIS are analysed. Details on the applicability of technical enablers for dedicated 5G spectrum usage scenarios are provided as well. Furthermore, the value of flexible use of spectrum is analysed from an economic perspective. Finally, initial conclusions on spectrum bands’ suitability for the 5G generic services are drawn.
D6.6 on “Final report on the METIS 5G system concept and technology roadmap” presents the METIS 5G system concept which was developed to fulfil the requirements of the beyond-2020 connected information society and to extend today’s wireless communication systems to include new usage scenarios.
The METIS 5G system concept consists of three generic 5G services and four main enablers. The three generic 5G services are Extreme Mobile BroadBand (xMBB), Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC), and Ultra-reliable Machine-Type Communication (uMTC). The four main enablers are Lean System Control Plane (LSCP), Dynamic RAN, Localized Contents and Traffic Flows, and Spectrum Toolbox.
An overview of the METIS 5G architecture is given, as well as spectrum requirements and considerations. System-level evaluation of the METIS 5G system concept has been conducted, and we conclude that the METIS technical objectives are met. A technology roadmap outlining further 5G development, including a timeline and recommended future work is given.
D8.4 on “METIS final project report” describes the main outcomes of METIS. The objective of METIS has been to substantially increase the performance of mobile networks while keeping cost and energy consumption at today’s level. Five scenarios were developed and these were widely cited and referenced. A system concept was developed to address three generic 5G services (xMBB, uMTC and mMTC) and the concept contains four main enablers. The project has developed an architecture, a channel model and over 140 technology components. Two test-beds were used to evaluate technology components and demonstrate the project outcome. Twelve test cases were developed to evaluate the system concept, the test cases were evaluated and the goals set in the beginning of the project were met.