Prof. Belkacem Mouhouche

Title: 5G Vertical Industries: From Research to Use Cases Implementation.


5G networks have been under research and development for the last few years. Once deployed, 5G networks are expected be a driver for a society’s welfare and a growing economy. Millions of people will rely on the many services offered by 5G networks. These services require the underlying network technologies to support higher workloads and increasing traffic volume while reducing the overall network operation costs. Not only will 5G improve upon 4G, but it also include services to many verticals such as e-health, transportation and media. These verticals often generate multiple network traffic types, from the broadband traffic typical of immersive media systems to the small bursts of many IoT sensors, for example in wearables for health tracking or smart parking facilities. This means that the same network needs to efficiently support this multitude of services. To address these vertical requirements, network operators need 5G networks to offer a flexible solution that allows the optimal configuration of necessary resources to serve a customized vertical service.

Europe is leading the 5G research via 5G-PPP initiative where initial phases focused on 5G network design. Recently a new phase of project was started whereby the implementation of use cases of various verticals is realized. 5G-TOURs is such a project where 13 use cases are implemented in three verticals: transportation, health and tourism. In this presentation we discuss how the 5G network can be used to concurrently serve different verticals with different requirements by providing examples of the recent results from 5G-TOURs.


Dr. Belkacem Mouhouche is the head of the 5G Research group at Samsung Electronics Research UK. He is also the Technical Manager of the 5G-PPP European project 5G-TOURs focused on 5G implementation of use cases spanning many verticals. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Signal Processing from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecoms (Telecom Paristech) in France. During his Ph.D. he worked on 3GPP third generation systems (UMTS). He later worked as a 3GPP standard Engineer following the development of HSDPA and LTE systems. He was also involved in FP7 European Project “End to End Efficiency” (E3) where he worked on cognitive radio in heterogeneous systems. His research interest are in the area of advanced techniques for the physical layer of future communication systems including MIMO, beamforming and coding applied to wireless systems. Dr. Mouhouche was also heavily involved in the development of the latest broadcast terrestrial standard ATSC3.0 and led the broadcast activity within the 5G-PPP project “Fantastic-5G”. He was also the technical manager and the dissemination and standardization leader of the 5G-PPP project “5G-Xcast” focused on new point to multipoint techniques for 5G networks.