Jan. 01, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2024

The goal of CampusOS is to build a modular ecosystem for open 5G campus networks based on open radio technologies and interoperable network components. This is intended to enable vendor independence and more competition as well as innovation in order to strengthen the digital sovereignty of companies in Germany.

Germany is a global pioneer in the operation of 5G campus networks, i.e., local and customized 5G mobile networks. This lead was achieved, among other things, by having its own campus network frequencies from the Federal Network Agency. The partners in the CampusOS project now want to extend this lead further by creating a digital ecosystem that ensures open radio technologies and interoperable network components. The ecosystem is to be realized in the form of a technology construction kit, which will be expanded to include a component catalog and proposals for different operator models. Thanks to network virtualization supplemented by artificial intelligence and machine learning, end devices as well as radio access network (RAN) and core network (CORE) functionalities can thus be combined dynamically and in line with demand to form a modular and secure 5G campus network.

To test the new ecosystem, the Fraunhofer Institutes FOKUS and HHI are setting up reference test fields at their sites in Berlin. The goal of these test fields is to test individual elements and various combinations of the technology kit for performance and interoperability before testing them in application-specific industrial scenarios.

One of these scenarios is the construction site: The application field to be tested comprises the monitoring of construction sites in real time as well as networking of all sensors and construction machines in use on site.

The CampusOS project is being funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) with 18.1 million euros over the next three years.

The joint partners are atesio GmbH, brown-iposs GmbH, BISDN GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG, EANTC AG, Fraunhofer Institutes FOKUS and HHI (project coordinators), GPS Gesellschaft für Produktionssysteme GmbH, highstreet technologies GmbH, Kubermatic GmbH, MUGLER SE, Node-H GmbH, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH, GmbH, Siemens AG, Smart Mobile Labs AG, STILL GmbH, SysEleven GmbH, Topcon Deutschland Positioning GmbH, Technische Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Kaiserslautern.