A CRETE Project Webinar: An Introduction to 5G Communications & Applications

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A CRETE Project Webinar: An Introduction to 5G Communications & Applications

Thursday, 15th of October at 1000 CET in Zoom 

An Introduction to General Public & Undergraduate Students

5G Communication Systems: The game-changer that will keep everyone and everything in constant communication

Communication Companies & Providers around the World have already started their activities (technology upgrades and commercial launches) to run their 5G (the fifth generation of mobile communications) networks, through trials or even actually provide 5G services to their customers, and the introduction of new applications. Indeed 5G is something more than ...one more G (compared to 4G services), is a technology that will transform our daily life & activities and offers possibilities that are hard to imagine a citizen. It is a technology studies less our mobile phone and is more about everything related to it. 5G is a game-changer, the enabler for the digitalization of any society, that deserves our attention since will have a tremendous impact on the way we experience our daily life activities

5G Explained

  1. Operational frequencies: 700MHz, 2GHz, 3.4 - 3.8 GHz, and 26 GHz (the 4G operates in the region 2GHz - 6GHz)

The advantages of 5G communication systems compared to 4G are listed below:

  1. Much faster; 100 times faster data speeds (up to 20 Gb/s) than 4G Communications. An HD movie will be downloaded in less than 10s compared to 10 minutes is required now!
  2. Lower Latency; much less delay or lag when we are using our smartphones. With 4G the latency is of the order of 40-50 ms whereas the 5G communications will make this delay much shorter, less than one ms!
  3. Higher Device Connection Density; with 5G up to 1 Million devices per square km would be connected to the network compared to 1000 devices per square km the 4G technology permits
  4. Greater Capacity; more high - demand devices (see IoT) will be enabled to be connected and perform
  5. Flexibility; providing the option of network slicing: enable the providers to support multiple sessions and service flows for an end-user
  6. Improved battery life; up to 10 times compared to the 4G compatible mobile devices

Industries that 5G expects to have an impact

  1. Energy/Utilities (e.g. Smart Grid)
  2. Health (e.g. Remote Surgery)
  3. Comms& Media 
  4. Financial Services (e.g. fast transfers)
  5. Hi-Tech (e.g. 5G Private Networks, Interface with AI for the customer support, remote employee interconnection)
  6. Shipping (e.g. Remote working, Transfer of data from/to ship, Ship control & maintenance)
  7. Travel & Tourism (e.g. Monitor health status of travelers, e-visits, Real-time traffic monitoring, offering travel information in real-time)
  8. Education (e.g. Support Online teaching& learning, Monitoring School Buses)
  9. Agriculture (e.g. Drones Inspection, Wireless communication with monitoring sensors)
  10. Retail (e.g. use virtual reality for products & services, automation of warehouse product selection process)

5G Main Challenges

  1. Spectrum Availability and Cost will have an impact on the massive application of 5G
  2. New Operational & Investment Framework in the period from 2020 - 2035 the global investment in 5G will approach the $ 300 billion per year
  3. Infrastructure Innovation and technology breakthroughs
  4. Operational Complexity
  5. Security issue; 5G is considered critical national infrastructure, the fabric where all other Industries, economic and social activities will be based upon, ensuring the security of 5G networks is of paramount importance
  6. Health Risks (??) 

Today 13 European Countries enjoy 5G services (Austria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain, Swisscheland, Latvia, Denmark, and the UK)

The Strategic Partnership Project CRETE (critical skills for electronic engineers for 2020), the Hellenic International Relations Office of the Hellenic Mediterranean University from Greece, the ATHENA European University consortium, and EVM, an SME from Spain, involved very actively in the Erasmus & Horizon 2020 projects took the initiative to organize a Webinar focused to provide an introduction to the public and to students of this amazing technology. It is important to open public dialogue, enhance the awareness of the public on 5G since any reform to become welcome should have the support of its stakeholders 

All the speakers participating in the Webinar have expertise in 5G Communications & Applications and they will try to make a fast introduction to this amazing technology that the 4th Industrial Revolution has introduced ...among others

The Webinar's presenters come from Academia and Industry and this makes us happy that the topic will be balanced presented regarding its principles but also its real-life applications

I hope that you will join us.


The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The Leader adjusts the sails  John C. Maxwell

Organizers of the Webinar


Dr. Konstantinos Petridis 

Director of the International Relations Office

Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece




Dr. Evangelos Kokkinos 

Associate Professor

Department of Electronic Enginnering

Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece


Mr. Ricardo Tavio 

Director of the EVM, Spain

Bolanakis Nikolaos

Mr. Nikolaos Bolanakis

Ph.D. Candidate, Technical Support 

Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece

Presenters of Webinar

Their affiliation and their talks are presented below


Dr. Periklis Chatzimisios

5G Communications for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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Dr. George Agapiou

Applications of 5G Communications


Dr. Athanassios Kanatas

MIMO Technologies for 5G Networks

Tomeu Sabater

Mr. Tomeu Sabater 

5G services in the health sector

Kokkinos Evangelos

Dr. Evangelos Kokkinos 

How Safe is 5G?


Mr. Georgios A. Onopas

5G and IoT - Accelerating Digital  Transforming Everything


Mr. Damir Opsenica  

5G for Industry Digitalization


Mr. Vangelis Karelis

Fuel for Innovation : Greece’s Race to 5G

Register to webinar until the 11th of October 2020

For the speakers!

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Supported by

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Hellenic Mediterranean University (Greece)


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EVM (Spain)




European University Consortium (Organizer)


IEEE Communication Society (Greece)



University of Piraeus (Greece)



Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)



International Hellenic University (Greece)



Ericsson - Hellas (Greece)


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Mobile World Capital Barcelona (Spain)


OTE Group

OTE -Deutsche Telecom Group  (Greece)



Accenture Consulting



tdc net (Denmark)


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Northern University  (Armenia)





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CRETE Project Logo (1)

Critical Skills for Electronic Engineers of 2020

An Erasmus Plus Strategic Partnership Project



State Scholarship Foundation (IKY)



The webinar will be streamed through Zoom. An invitation will be sent to all the registered participants. For any information please contact Dr. Konstantinos Petridis (c.petridis@hmu.gr)


Following the upgrade of TDC NET's mobile infrastructure to 5G, the company activated the 5G mobile network in most of Denmark early September this year. 5G is not only enhanced speed, access, reliability and deep coverage. It is the pre-requisite of the future. A future where the 5G-network will drive a lot of commercial opportunities for industries and society.

This talk will briefly present the fundamental techniques in the PHY and MAC Layers, which will be used in the 5G and Beyond Ecosystem, including Massive MIMO, Full Duplex, NOMA, mmWave, etc

5G: is it just another buzz word? What is it about 5G that makes it so unique and so special? Why all these discussions about it?

These are some of the questions that we will try to answer in this short presentation. 5G is the most versatile innovation platform ever and a national critical infrastructure for now and for many years to come.

We will together take a quick look at 5G, its foundations, its current status around the world, and its dynamic growth. We will also get an idea of its applications and use cases; what 5G can do for our society and economy.

5G networks are a reality! The operators all over the world have started the development of next-generation networks. Among the core technologies that act as enablers for the novel, achievements are the MIMO techniques, i.e., the utilization of the spatial domain. More and more antennas are employed at the base stations and the mobile terminals to increase the system performance in terms of reliability and capacity. This presentation deals with the concepts under the MIMO theme with a focus on the capabilities provided to 5G systems by the alternative techniques i.e., SU-MIMO, MU-MIMO, Massive MIMO, mm-wave MIMO, CoMP.

The webinar “5G Services in The Health Sector” will explain the use cases executed under the 5G Barcelona initiative that will evolve into future health services. As an example, the pioneering “5G Connected Surgeon” pilot that involves real democratization of knowledge and advances in surgery as it represents a radical change in the way of transferring medical knowledge.

George discusses 5G impact on devices we all use today and how they will be changing in the future. The talk starts with the status of 5G world-wide and in particular Europe. George presents Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, modem, and RF-Front system powering most of the 5G designs in the world. A number of smartphone devices are presented and the effect of diffusing 5G into lower-cost smartphones is discussed. The talk then expands into other device types, including 5G for laptops, machines, and Mixed Reality for which George discusses the effect of smartphone tethered viewers and the transformation of the computing User Interface from 2D to 3D. George then circles back to discuss how 5G transforms the user experience of everyday tasks, including cloud access and gaming, before wrapping up the talk with a reminder on the scale of 5G, the cellular device ecosystem, and Qualcomm’s central role in it

5G digitalization is entering a critical moment in regards to usability in the industry sector. Will try to answer the following questions:

o Why 5G for the industry and is it really the digital revolution that we are expecting?

o What are the main challenges and expected changes in 5G business value chain?

o What are the new business models to come?