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Main Goals

Deployment of 3 labs and 3 large-scale facilities demonstrating 5G evolution and 6G potential.


Mature 5G evolution Experimentation framework including AIaaS, Zero Touch     management     & Testing as a Service.


 A repository with more than 10 Network Applications.


A repository for open applications & AI training data.


The FIDAL Repository Service for requirements, KPIs, KVIs repository and lessons learnt.


Holistic Security framework adapted to 5G evolution & 6G networks and services.



Successful trails of 7 Extreme Media & PPDR Use Cases proving in large scale the potential of 5G evolution & 6G networks.



Successful onboarding, trailing and analysis of approximately 28 Diverse Open Call Use Cases and related large-scale trials.



3 Demonstrators targeting wide audience.




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.


Objective 1

To extend and deliver an advanced future proof Evolved 5G facility, anticipating evolution into next SNS phase, open & accessible to support 3rd party vertical experiments, as well as a test environment for rapid prototyping and large-scale validation of advanced, forward-looking applications.

Objective 2

To leverage, develop and extend innovative, next-generation and business-relevant services, and applications (including digital twins and internet of senses) in the Media and PPDR domains, showcasing the clear benefit of 5G evolution and preparing the ground for the introduction of 6G.

Objective 3

To implement a unified framework for automatically driving end to end network (device, edge, core, cloud continuum, etc.) and service management decisions via a Zero-Touch engine, leveraging Distributed Deep Reinforcement learning-based control algorithms.

Objective 4

To contribute a repository of Network Applications, AI-driven tools, open-source applications, open training sets, and data models, to be leveraged by FIDAL vertical applications, 3rd party projects from Open Calls and future SNS projects.

Objective 5

To implement an end-to-end Security Framework for the operations including AIaaS.

Objective 6

Exploitation, contribution to standards, outreach and clustering activities, dissemination, communication, and Open Calls.

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