The FIDAL project will be executed over three contiguous and sequentially aligned phases of development. This will allow the project to address the requirement analysis and methodologies and prepare in detail the vertical use case scenarios and associated target KPIs and KVIs towards the large-scale trials. The approach to be followed will design the detailed FIDAL architecture, develop processes and interfaces to interwork and acquire data from the facilities at orchestration, management and infrastructure levels design, develop the innovation streams and technological enablers, integrate these enablers to the testbeds and validate the use cases of the vertical industries in a series of “preparatory” small and large scale trials.
More specifically, during Phase 1 the consortium will define the requirements, specification, and adaptation of the experimentation framework with the participation of the vendors, vertical owners and key stakeholders. During Phase 2 the setup of the labs and large-scale infrastructures will take place in close collaboration with key vendors. In addition, a corresponding parallel evaluation and/or re-design improvements are planned in order to ensure a smooth and aligned evolution of lab validations through the defined FIDAL use cases and initial Open Calls use cases. Finally, during Phase 3, two cycles of iterative large-scale trials and third-party SME trials will take place through Open Calls that will aim at validating extreme beyond 5G vertical KPIs and KVIs, while contributing to FIDAL repositories of Network Applications, creating open-source applications, deriving new requirements from the verticals, Wand presenting lessons learnt.