Systemics-PAB has played a key role as a supplier of lab equipment

New 5G test laboratory will allow researchers and industry to deploy vital applications accessible via the internet. The consortium of technical universities and research units have created a test environment in the most leading-edge radio technology available.
The PL-5G project has established a national research laboratory for 5G networks and services. This unique infrastructure, partially financed by the European Union, enables practical research on 5G technologies and services. The project is of great importance for the country, especially considering the expected widespread deployment of 5G solutions in national operator networks in the near future. This implementation is expected to popularize the remote access to laboratory services for a wide range of entities – not just scientific ones.

Systemics-PAB has played a key role as a supplier of lab equipment. The company delivered 4G/5G infrastructure components for both N77 (5G private networks) and B40 bands (4G range). These components included 4G/5G core network and terminal device emulators, RAN emulators for the FR1 band, low-power base stations (FR1 band), medium-power base stations (N77, B40), and verified terminal devices for use with private and laboratory networks. Additionally, the company provided SIM cards with programmers, industrial routers, and antenna infrastructure for N77 and B40 bands.

A seminar demonstrating the Lab project took place at the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology of Warsaw University of Technology on June 20, 2024. The project is aimed to build a national-scale research infrastructure for practical 5G research and was implemented by a consortium of technical universities and research institutions in Poland, including Warsaw University of Technology, Gdansk University of Technology, Wroclaw University of Technology, AGH University of Science and Technology, Institute of Telecommunications – National Research Institute, and Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences – Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre.

During the seminar, Systemics-PAB presented the key elements of their offer for private networks, including the 5G core network environment with applications for critical connectivity and dedicated terminals. Notably, the industrial router with enhanced environmental characteristics (IP67, vibration, salinity, and impact-resistant) was introduced in Poland for the first time.

Several seminar speakers demonstrated the effects of experiments using components supplied by Systemics-PAB. The results of end-to-end throughput measurements for 5G 4×4 MIMO 100 MHz stations exceeded 1 400 Mbps, which is particularly close to the theoretical 5G speed limit (approximately 1 468 Mbps).

“This laboratory project is crucial, as widespread deployments of 5G solutions in the networks of not only incumbent operators but also by domestic enterprises are expected soon. These deployments will significantly improve the quality of services available to industry or public entities”said Leszek Wojdalski, 5G private networks expert at Systemics.

Systemics-PAB, established in 1990, specializes in comprehensive services for testing the quality of service, security, and performance of telecommunications networks in Poland and worldwide. As a member of international standardization organizations ETSI and ITU, Systemics-PAB plays a vital role in advancing network technologies. Since July 2023, Systemics-PAB has been part of Apave, an international group with over 150 years of experience in human, technical, environmental, and digital risk management.

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