Enhanced Mobile Broadband as Enabler for 5G: Actions from the Framework of the 5G-DRIVE Project

  • Ioannis P. ChochliourosEmail author
  • Na Yi
  • Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou
  • Alexandros Kostopoulos
  • Nathan Gomes
  • Uwe Herzog
  • Tao Chen
  • Athanassios Dardamanis
  • Olga Segou
  • Philippos Assimakopoulos
  • Klaus Moessner
  • Juha Jidbeck
  • Rahim Tafazolli
  • Latif Ladid
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 560)


In the new fascinating era of 5G, new communication requirements set diverse challenges upon existing networks, both in terms of technologies and business models. One among the essential categories of the innovative 5G mobile network services is the enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), mainly aiming to fulfill users’ demand for an increasingly digital lifestyle and focusing upon facilities that implicate high requirements for bandwidth. In this paper we have discussed eMBB as the first commercial use of the 5G technology. Then, we have focused upon the original context of the 5G-DRIVE research project between the EU and China, and we have identified essential features of the respective eMBB trials, constituting one of the corresponding core activities. In addition, we have discussed proposed scenarios and KPIs for assessing the scheduled experimental work, based on similar findings from other research and/or standardization activities.


The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 5G 5G New Radio (5G NR) enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC) Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communication (URLLC) 



This work has been performed in the scope of the 5G-DRIVE European Research Project and has been supported by the Commission of the European Communities/H2020, Grant Agreement No. 814956.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
    • 1
    Email author
  • Na Yi
    • 2
  • Anastasia S. Spiliopoulou
    • 1
  • Alexandros Kostopoulos
    • 1
  • Nathan Gomes
    • 3
  • Uwe Herzog
    • 4
  • Tao Chen
    • 5
  • Athanassios Dardamanis
    • 6
  • Olga Segou
    • 7
  • Philippos Assimakopoulos
    • 3
  • Klaus Moessner
    • 2
  • Juha Jidbeck
    • 5
  • Rahim Tafazolli
    • 2
  • Latif Ladid
    • 8
  1. 1.Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) S.A.Maroussi, AthensGreece
  2. 2.University of Surrey, ICSGuildfordUK
  3. 3.University of KentCanterburyUK
  4. 4.EURESCOM GmbHHeidelbergGermany
  5. 5.VTT Technical Research Center of FinlandOuluFinland
  6. 6.SmartNet S.A.Ilioupolis, AthensGreece
  7. 7.ORION Innovations PCAthensGreece
  8. 8.University of LuxembourgEsch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg

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