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A Real Case of Implementation of the Future 5G City

Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, 50139 Florence, Italy
WindTre, 00148 Rome, Italy
OpenFiber, 00142 Rome, Italy
ZTE, 00142 Rome, Italy
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Future Internet 2019, 11(1), 4;
Received: 26 November 2018 / Revised: 14 December 2018 / Accepted: 20 December 2018 / Published: 22 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 10th Anniversary Feature Papers)
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The fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication systems is considered the key technology to enable a wide range of application scenarios and the effective spreading of the smart city concept. Vertical business use cases, specifically designed for the future 5G city, will have a strong economical and social impact. For this reason, ongoing 5G field trials have to test newly deployed technologies as well as the capability of 5G to create a new digital economy. This paper describes the 5G field trial environment that was launched in Italy at the end of 2017. The aim is to evaluate the capability of the 5G network of supporting innovative services with reference to suitably designed key performance indicators and to evaluate the opportunities offered by these services. Indeed, vertical business use cases, specifically designed for the future 5G city, with a strong economic and social impact, are under implementation and will be evaluated. In particular, the paper provides a detailed description of the deployment of an actual complete integrated 5G network. It shows how 5G is effective enabling technology for a wide range of vertical business and use cases. Indeed, its flexibility allows to satisfy completely different performance requirements of real services. Some preliminary results, obtained during the first phase, are presented for a smart mobility scenario. View Full-Text
Keywords: 5G; smart city; field-test; use cases 5G; smart city; field-test; use cases

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Marabissi, D.; Mucchi, L.; Fantacci, R.; Spada, M.R.; Massimiani, F.; Fratini, A.; Cau, G.; Yunpeng, J.; Fedele, L. A Real Case of Implementation of the Future 5G City. Future Internet 2019, 11, 4.

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