PI: Maria Kihl (LU)
The 5G lab at Lund University is a research platform that enables applied research on time-sensitive and mission-critical applications over 5G. The infrastructure lays the foundation for a competitive advantage going into 6G core and application research.
In collaboration with Ericsson AB, this research infrastructure is a deployment with a stand-alone 5G cell including an Open5GS-based core and Ericsson Baseband 6630, operating on NR band n3. Also, there is a Kubernetes-based edge-cloud break-out with real-time support. Further, there are several industrial UEs, which can be used to connect devices to the 5G network. The tight integration of the 5G core and cloud compute resources provides a best-case performance scenario and will allow researchers to investigate cross-layer solutions that span applications, edge, core, and wireless infrastructures. The infrastructure is in particular suitable for research on control over the cloud and Industry 4.0. With the infrastructure, time-sensitive applications controlled over 5G or other edge computing systems can be deployed and validated in a real 5G network. The infrastructure lays the foundation for a competitive advantage going into 6G core and application research.