METIS-II introduces a holistic view of the future radio system and provides the 5G collaboration framework within the 5G-PPP consortium with a common evaluation of 5G radio access network concepts. METIS-II works on research topics to build the future 5G system aiming to integrate into a single system all the different applications that are foreseen for 5G.
The METIS-II demo at the Mobile World Congress 2016 (European Commission pavilion - Hall 4 at the Congress Square) has two parts:
METIS-II could facilitate the standardization of the new 5G system and the roll-out that will follow the standardization phase. This will happen in the next few years, also considering some important milestones that are targeted by the major players in the sector, such as the Winter Olympics games in Korea in 2018 and the Olympic Games in Japan in 2020. Of course, the real full deployment of the new system could be quicker in some areas than in others, and will depend on the strategies of all the players in the telecommunications arena.