CND’s OpenEPC technology used in proof-of concept demonstration for H2020 5GPPP 5G-Crosshaul Project

Berlin, 6th October – Mobile core network start-up, Core Network Dynamics (CND), has collaborated in a pivotal demonstration as part of the international Horizon 2020 5GPPP 5G-Crosshaul consortium, showcasing a new wireless solution for the connectivity of 5G base stations. CND contributed its OpenEPC technology – providing a complete multi-access mobile network for the demonstration – as well as optimizing its eNodeB (base station) software for 5G.

Co-funded by the EU, 5G-Crosshaul currently has 21 international members working together to optimize fronthaul and backhaul technologies in order to enhance and improve 5G transport network solutions.

The 5G-Crosshaul project’s demonstration, held at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, showed how a long-range millimetre wave (MMW) mesh was able to multiplex packet based fronthaul and backhaul traffic. CND’s OpenEPC was used in the trial to provide a comprehensive mobile core network implementation and its eNodeB software was used to implement a new fronthaul protocol optimized for 5G.

“We are very excited to be taking an active role in the definition and implementation of 5G technologies with our OpenEPC technology alongside other major players in the 5G- Crosshaul consortium” said Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Core Network Dynamics. “As standards and specifications for 5G continue to evolve, we are adapting OpenEPC to support critical 5G requirements including a distributed core network as well as architectures to support C-RAN and the cloudification of the radio access network.”

For Further Information:

Bumblebee PR for Core Network Dynamics Lindsey Lee  T: +44 7766 447897


About Core Network Dynamics                                                                       

Headquartered in Berlin, Core Network Dynamics develops and markets OpenEPC, a complete mobile network infrastructure in software. Target markets include: carriers designing next-generation mobile networks using SDN/NFV; first responder/public safety organisations requiring a secure private LTE network compatible with off-the-shelf Smartphones; companies operating in remote areas where mobile coverage is patchy or non-existent; and operators evaluating advanced Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) concepts to implement distributed mobile networks for IoT applications.

CND is a private company with 70+ customers, including many tier-one mobile operators worldwide. For more information:

For more information about the 5G-Crosshaul project, see

CND facilitates Integrated Fronthaul and Backhaul as part of 5G global consortium
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