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Beyond 5G – OPtical nEtwork coNtinuum

Objective

B5G-OPEN targets the design, prototyping and demonstration of a novel end-to-end integrated packet-optical transport architecture based on MultiBand (MB) optical transmission and switching networks. MB expands the available capacity of optical fibres, by enabling transmission within S, E, and O bands, in addition to commercial C and/or C+L bands, which translates into a potential 10x capacity increase and low-latency for services beyond 5G.
To realize multiband networks, technology advances are required, both in data, control and management planes. Concerning devices, these include new amplifiers, filterless subsystems, add/drop multiplexers, etc. Such technology advances complement novel packet-optical white boxes using flexible sliceable Bandwidth Variable Transceivers and novel pluggable optics. The availability of MB transmission will also lead to a complete redesign of the end-to-end architecture, removing boundaries between network domains and reducing electronic intermediate terminations.
The control plane will be extended to support multiband elements and a ‘domain-less’ network architecture. It will rely on physical layer abstraction, new impairment modelling, and pervasive telemetry data collection to feed AI/ML algorithms that will lead to a Zero-Touch networking paradigm including a full featured node operating system for packet-optical whiteboxes.
The results will be shown in two final demonstrations exposing the project benefits from operator and user perspectives. B5G-OPEN will have a clear impact on the society showing the evolution towards a world with increased needs of connectivity and higher capacity in support of new B5G services and new traffic patterns.
The consortium includes partners from 8 countries: three major telecom operators, three vendors, four SMEs and four research centres and academia, combining several years of experience and a successful record in past European projects on related technologies, thus guaranteeing its success.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-2
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Coordinator

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 620 100

Participants (14)

TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 377 708,75
Address
Newgate Street 81
EC1A 7AJ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CORIANT R&D GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 350
Address
St Martin Strasse 76
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFINERA UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Rua Da Garagem 1
2790-078 Carnaxide
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 550 000
Address
Maerzenquelle 1-3
98617 Meiningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 555 262,50
Address
Site Nokia Paris Saclay, Route De Villejust
91620 Nozay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 379 925
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 320 625
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 299 722,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
OPENLIGHTCOMM EUROPE, SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Argentinska 783/18 Holesovice
170 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
E-LIGHTHOUSE NETWORK SOLUTIONS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 375
Address
Carlos Iii 42 2C
30201 Cartagena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PURELIFI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
9 Haymarket Terrace Second Floor Rosebery House
EH12 5EZ Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)