May 28, 2024

  • Ericsson is collaborating with Telcaria, a Spanish SME specialized in the research and development of new telecommunication solutions and official collaborator of 5TONIC, for identifying innovative solutions for enhancing energy efficiency of end-to-end vertical applications relying on 5G Advanced technologies and its evolution towards 6G.

May 8, 2024

  • 5TONIC’s commitment to cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary collaboration is reflected in its involvement in European projects of the European Union SNS program, like Desire 6G, Predict 6G, TrialsNet or 6G XR, as well as in projects of the Spanish UNICO I+D program such as 6G-DATADRIVEN, 6G-EDGEDT, SNS JU projects and ADVANCE_6G.
  • In addition, the announcement of Cayetano Carbajo, Director for Core, Transport and Service Platforms at Global CTIO Telefónica, as the new President of 5TONIC represents a significant shift in the leadership and projection of the laboratory.

February 9, 2024

  • IMDEA Networks has received the visit of the Secretary General of Telecommunications and Audiovisual Communication Services, the Head of the Cabinet, and the Deputy Director General of Planning and Management of the Radio Spectrum, among other high-ranking officials. 
  • The visit included a tour at 5TONIC and an integrated demonstration of digital twins, with integrated sensing and robotic control by 5G at 5TONIC.

January 10, 2024

  • Continuous innovation beyond 5G, the development of artificial intelligence, green technology or open and disaggregated architectures are some of the terms that promise to foster digitization in Spain


October 24, 2023

  • IMDEA Networks, one of the founders of 5TONIC, participates in the MADQuantum-CM project funded by the Community of Madrid, the Spanish State via the Plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resilience, and the European Union through the NextGeneration EU funds.

October 18, 2023

  • 5TONIC´s members such as Carlos III University of Madrid, Ericsson and ABB have participated in the creation of the new White Paper  «Innovation Trends in Industry 4.0 enabled by 5G and Beyond Networks» presented by the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP)

October 09, 2023

  • SLICES-ES will be the Spanish node of SLICES, becoming the first infrastructure open to the European scientific community for testing in the field of telecommunications and with a compelling IoT satellite service with coverage throughout Europe.

August 25, 2023

  • IMDEA Networks has received the visit of Emilio Viciana, Regional Minister of Education, Science and Universities; Ana Ramírez, Deputy Regional Minister; and Ana Cremades, General Director of Research of the Community of Madrid with the aim of sharing to the activities carried out by the Institute.

June 28, 2023

  • 5TONIC, has released a new White Paper titled “Exploring the future of the network”, prepared by the founding members, Telefónica and IMDEA Networks, together with Ericsson, University Carlos III Madrid, CommScope, InterDigital and Capgemini engineering. This White Paper expands its ecosystem in view of the new technological activities that will be introduced in the evolution towards 6G.

April 12, 2023

  • 5TONIC will participate in the 6G-DATADRIVER project together with Ericsson, Telefónica, Telcaria, ABB and Capgemini Engineering. As part of the UNICO R&D programme, aims to strengthen research, development and innovation to promote the consolidation of Spain as a leader in European and national projects in cloud infrastructure, edge computing technology, semiconductors and quantum communication.

April 12, 2023

  • 5TONIC has signed a collaboration agreement with NEC Laboratories Europe to further research in 5G & 6G networks. This collaboration will facilitate the undertaking of various projects towards the development of flexible networks that support new use cases , as well as to the development of new technologies that will transform different sectors, including smart cities, communication, automotive, and Industry 4.0.

February 15, 2023

  • 5TONIC has signed a collaboration agreement with GMV, a Spanish company that offers solutions, services, and products to a wide range of sectors, including telematics and software for the automotive industryThe purpose of this collaboration is to contribute to the success of the ERASMO projectwhich is funded by EUSPA (European Union Agency for the Space Programme) and was officially launched in June 2021.

January 11, 2023

  • 5TONIC has just signed a collaboration agreement with Yerba Buena VR (YBVR), a company dedicated to the application of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies to user experiences in the entertainment and tourism sectors. This collaboration agreement will support the YBVR participation in different European projects involving 5TONIC and several of its members and collaborators.


November 7, 2022

  • Last November 3rd 2022, the Steering Board of 5TONIC held a new Workshop. The purpose was to establish the objectives of the laboratory in an environment where 5G technology is already implemented in the main markets in its non-standalone version, and to have all the elements in place to facilitate the deployment of the following 5G stand-alone.

July 18, 2022

  • Telefónica and Ericsson mark a key milestone with a successful end-to-end, 5G Standalone network slicing demo on securing dedicated slices for diverse use cases. Network slicing is key to delivering advanced 5G use cases for consumers and enterprises in a fully automated way.

May 19, 2022

  • 5TONIC, the open research and innovation laboratory focused on 5G technologies, founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks, takes a further step towards Network as a Service by integrating the 5G SA network and an multiaccess edge computing platform, with Ericsson, Intel, Telefónica, DeepSight and Capgemini Engineering.

March 21, 2022

  • Ana Isabel Cremades, General Director of Research and Technological Innovation of the Community of Madrid, also attended the visit, where 5TONIC highlighted the importance of public-private collaboration for the development of technological innovation projects in communication networks.


Apr 30, 2021

  • The testing and deployment of the project was carried out at 5TONIC’s facilities and is part of the European H2020 5G-EVE project.

Apr 13, 2021

  • 5TONIC members Capgemini Engineering, Ericsson, Intel and Telefonica along with collaborator DeepSight AI Labs are responsible for this important milestone which offers an enhanced experience to end users and developers

  • Emerging edge use cases such as connected cars, gaming, and safety & security are examples along with more traditional IoT use cases that benefit from these transformative applications based on real-time network conditions. 
  • This pioneering integration was undertaken at the 5TONIC lab facility in Madrid, Spain.

Mar 29, 2021

  • The collaboration has been endorsed by 5TONIC members like Telefónica, Intel, Capgemini Engineering, and Ericsson.
  • The 5TONIC lab will house the testing site for the new Smart Ambulance solution, providing technical and product support as required to ensure 5G connectivity.

Feb 24, 2021

  • The collaboration will last until the end of 2023, with the possibility of renewal, within the framework of the H2020 EU 5G-INDUCE project.
  • Thanks to 5TONIC, Fivecomm will develop, update with new features and test their 5G modem in the context of industrial use cases.

Feb 10, 2021

  • The project has been tested with NVIDIA (GeForceNow), Google (STADIA) and Microsoft (XCLOUD)
  • Tests have been completed at 5TONIC lab, using the 5G access network of Ericsson, interconnecting with the real Telefónica network
  • The research concludes that the 5G development will maximize stability in the transmission of the game, which requires high capacity and ultra-low latencies, thus optimizing the user experience

Feb 03, 2021

  • The Hexa-X consortium has 25 partners, including 5TONIC members Telefónica, Universidad Carlos III Madrid and Ericsson

  • The project will have 30 months duration and a budget of almost 12 million € and will be a completely new ecosystem to connect human, physical, and digital worlds through mobile communications

  • 5TONIC will cooperate with the definition of the next generation of mobile communications beyond 5G and seeking for 6G key enablers


Dec 14, 2020

  • End-to-end 5G standalone (SA) solution by Ericsson activated at 5TONIC 5G Open Innovation Lab and already in use for technical and business validation of different industry applications.
  • The deployment involves Ericsson’s Radio Access Network (RAN) and Core solutions for 5G NR standalone, integrated in 5TONIC laboratory premises at IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid.
  • INNOVALIA, YBVR and ASTI are the first verticals to validate their solutions over the laboratory 5G SA deployment, in cooperation with Telefónica and UC3M.
  • The new 5TONIC 5G SA core network is the first of its kind ready to support the innovation in industrial use cases deployed at an open European laboratory.

Dec 04, 2020

  • The open 5G research and innovation laboratory founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks, 5TONIC, has signed a collaboration agreement with DeepSight AI Labs Pvt Ltd, a company specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, through which they will develop a 5G-based security system.

Oct 15, 2020

  • Throughout these 5 years, the laboratory has participated in more than 25 projects and collaborated with more than 50 companies, making it one of the most advanced 5G laboratories in Europe.
  • 5TONIC participates in the three major projects funded by the EU to create pan-European 5G test infrastructures under the ICT-17 Call 5G End to End Facility: 5G EVE, 5G VINNI and 5Genesis; as well as in many other European projects.

May 27, 2020

  • The open 5G research and innovation laboratory founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks, 5TONIC, has signed a collaboration agreement with Telcaria, an innovative tech company specialized in services based in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies, both in the 5G network environment and in the virtualization of network services.

Mar 03, 2020

  • On March 2nd, 5TONIC, the open research and innovation laboratory on 5G technologies, founded by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks, collaborated, together with the Carlos III University of Madrid, in the conference ‘Conference on Advanced Systems for Emergency Systems. The technology that is coming’, organized by General Directorate of Emergencies and Civil Protection, which belongs to Madrid City Council. The conference was held in the Auditorium Caja de Música of the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid.

Feb 25, 2020

  • Altran, the global leader in engineering and R&D services, and 5TONIC, an open research and innovation laboratory of which Altran is a member, are collaborating on 5G mobile projects to improve the reliability and performance of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the organizations announced today.

Feb 12, 2020

  • Supported by a consortium of 18 industry-leading companies, the nearly three-year project 5G TRANSFORMER is part of the Horizon 2020 European Union Research and Innovation programme. The project is aimed at transforming the currently rigid mobile transport networks into a 5G dynamic system able to offer network slices tailored to the specific needs of various vertical industries. 

Jan 29, 2020

  • 5TONIC  participated in the first Mobile Talks organized by ESIC Business & Marketing School, titled «New opportunities arising from 5G.» At the conference it was highlighted how 5G networks will allow the emergence of new services and solutions that will benefit the economy and society as a whole.






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