Airbus and partners integrate Mission Critical Services on University of Malaga 5G mobile network


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In July 2022, Airbus and Nemergent successfully integrated respective secure Mission Critical Services, (MCX) with 5G Quality of Service (QoS) modification and control mechanisms, in the 5G testbed of the University of Malaga powered by Athonet’s 5G mobile core network.

This successful experiment was carried out as part of the 5G-EPICENTRE European funded project. Airbus, the project coordinator, worked together with Athonet, Nemergent and the University of Malaga.

During this full scale test, teams used the University of Malaga’s 5G network, powered by Athonet Core, to demonstrate the prioritisation of secure critical communications using MCX solutions over 5G for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR).

Both Airbus and Nemergent were able to perform a demonstration of the QoS management concept. During the demonstration, network resources were managed and controlled, prioritising and dedicating bandwidth for the PPDR critical communications, over other services.

5G networks can provide the telecommunication efficiency and effectiveness required for everyday high-demanding operations such as those of PPDR, which embrace the MCX standard for critical communication, data, video and other services. The high speed and ultra-reliable connectivity with extremely low latency enable MCX services to be more sophisticated, reliable and smarter.

5G-EPICENTRE aims to lower barriers to 5G adoption and market entry for European SMEs to conduct rigorous experimentation of their products and applications aimed at the public safety market, through the provision of an open, federated, end-to-end experimentation facility.

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