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ETNA

Project reference: 215462
Funded under

Ethernet Transport Networks, Architectures of Networking

From 2008-01-01 to 2009-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 480 639

EU contribution:

EUR 2 223 976

Coordinated in:

Israel

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Ethernet Transport Networks, Architectures of Networking

Main Objectives

“Low cost, scalable and efficient networks will make it possible to develop a wide range of innovative applications, and generate new opportunities for high value products and services.”
Most of today’s European communications transport networks are based on Legacy TDM (SDH) technology. A new generation of packet transport infrastructure based on the use of Ethernet technology is now emerging in many European countries, however there are still many challenges some of which will be addressed by ETNA.
The Carrier Ethernet equipment market is on the rise. The Metropolitan Networks market is expected to reach over €2.5 billion by 2010. The estimate is that until 2010, 5 billion subscribers will be connected in an “always-on” fashion to the network. A huge potential also exists for deployment of Carrier Ethernet Networks as national backbones.
The objective of ETNA is to design, analyze and validate future metro and core networks based on Ethernet technology. The goal is to propose the architecture of a low cost pan-European Ethernet network capable of serving millions of subscribers, provide common, reliable and secure transport architecture for different current and future network services.
The successful development of such networks will shape future developments of information and communication technologies and deliver significant benefits for European citizens and business. Low cost, scalable and efficient Ethernet transport networks will enable the development of a wide range of innovative applications and will create new opportunities for high value products and services.
The ETNA consortium will perform analysis and identification of the requirements for new and innovative nation-wide Ethernet networks, research and develop architectures necessary to operate these networks in a cost-effective manner, design the network capabilities to deliver services to residential, business and mobile subscribers and investigate techno-economic models of such architectures. 

Technical Approach

The ETNA project will run over a two year period. The project consists of 3 major parts – i) vision of the end-to-end network focusing on the role of the Ethernet, ii) network architecture which complements and extends existing approaches and iii) prototyping, field testing and standardization of the new architecture approach.
The ETNA work plan is parallelized. There are 7 Work Packages. After a definition phase (WP1) the requirements for the new network are sufficiently defined to start the basic development. Meanwhile the architectural work package (WP2) delivers the framework for the development of the various technological modules (WP3 and WP4). WP5 will combine two prototypes into one operational prototype. In the last phase of the project WP6 collects and guides the inputs from the technological work packages to include all results in a field trial and to verify the feasibility of the next generation of Ethernet.
Dissemination and exploitation activities such as participation in internal and external workshops and submission of papers to conferences and journals and standardization activities will be done throughout the duration of the project.

 

Objective

The objective of ETNA project is to design and analyze future metro and core networks based on Ethernet technology. The goal is to propose architecture of low cost European Ethernet network that is capable to serve millions of subscribers, be common and secure transport architecture for different network services that are in use now and are foreseen in a future and support inter carrier operability. Successful build of such networks will shape future developments of information and communication technologies underpin progress in all science and technology fields and deliver high benefits for citizens and businesses. Low cost, scalable and efficient networks will make possible to develop wide range of innovative applications, will cause to new opportunities for high value products and services.<br/>Towards the goal above we propose to perform analysis and identification of the requirements for new and innovative nation wide Ethernet networks, research an architecture necessary to operate them in cost effective manner, design their capabilities to deliver services to residential, business and mobile subscribers, investigate techno economic models of such architectures. ETNA project will design and prototype data and control plane, will simulate, verify and evaluate them.

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Coordinator contact

Ilya VERSHKOV, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +972-9-7751237
Fax: +972-9-7751100
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Ilya VERSHKOV, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +972-9-7751237
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Coordinator

NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES ISRAEL 1990 LTD
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 374 511


Hanagar
45800 Hod Hasharon
Israel
Administrative contact: Guy Attar
Tel.: +972-9-7751218
Fax: +972-9-7751100
E-mail

Participants

NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS GMBH & CO. KG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 77 551


ST MARTIN STRASSE 76
81541 MUNCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Dominic Schupke
Tel.: +49 89 636 43518
Fax: +49 89 636 45814
E-mail
TEKNILLINEN KORKEAKOULU
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 546 500


Otakaari
02015 ESPOO
Finland
Administrative contact: Mika Ilvesmäki
Tel.: +358 9 451 4784
Fax: +358 9 451 2474
E-mail
ETHOS NETWORKS LTD
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 333 050


2 MASKIT ST, BUILDING D, 4TH FLOOR
46766 HERZELIYA
Israel
Administrative contact: Marina Lipshteyn
Tel.: +972-9-9703965
Fax: +972-9-9703946
E-mail
ERNST & YOUNG (ISRAEL) LTD
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 90 000


Aminadav street
67067 TEL AVIV
Israel
Administrative contact: Elie Berdugo
Tel.: +972-3-6276175
Fax: +972-3-5633518
E-mail
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 462 620


Office of the President - Main Campus
84105 BEER SHEVA
Israel
Administrative contact: David Spivak
Tel.: +972-8-6472435
Fax: +972-8-647930
E-mail
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY*
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 339 744


Newgate street
EC1A 7AJ LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: PHILIP HEWITT
Tel.: +44-1977-591170
Fax: +44-1908-860418
E-mail
Record Number: 85301 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01