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SElf-mAnaged Sustainable high-capacity Optical Networks

Objective

The goal of the SEASON project is to design and validate a sustainable transport network infrastructure able to support beyond 5G and new emerging services. The SEASON infrastructure will rely on the joint usage of Multi-Band (MB) and Space Division Multiplexing (SDM), spanning the access, aggregation, and metro/long-haul segments, supporting the requirements for x-haul, further integrating the packet/optical and computing layers, and targeting cost-effective capacity increase. A critical objective of such architecture is to ensure energy efficiency. SEASON will rely on power-efficient Digital Signal Processing (DSP), MBoverSDM optical switching, point-to-multipoint transceivers allowing traffic aggregation/router bypassing, and converged packet-optical solutions reducing the number of O/E/O conversions. Such complex infrastructure requires rethinking the control and orchestration systems towards autonomous optical networks, addressing not only the integration - in overarching control systems - of the Radio Access Network (RAN), access and transport segments but also adopting more agile DevOps methodologies. SEASON will leverage on cognitive networks powered by streaming telemetry, real-time network measurements and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-aided service management and orchestration for near-real time network operation, moving intelligence as close as possible to the data plane, and devising a distributed system based on multiple communicating agents and data-driven closed control loops.
SEASON will have a clear impact on the society, in a context with increased needs of connectivity and higher capacity demand required for services such as VR/AR.
The SEASON consortium includes major European telecom operators (Telefonica, TIM), major vendors (ADVA, Infinera P/G, Ericsson), three consolidated SMEs (Accelleran, Wings and WestAquila) and four top-reputed research centres and academia (CNIT, CTTC, Fraunhofer HHI, and UPC).

Coordinator

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Net EU contribution
€ 547 500,00
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181a
43124 Parma
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 51 250,00
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 598 875,00
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 580 050,00
Address
Maerzenquelle 1-3
98617 Meiningen

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Region
Thüringen Thüringen Schmalkalden-Meiningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 64 450,00
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 451 350,00
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 50 150,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 450 523,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 455 175,00
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 50 575,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 450 000,00
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CORIANT R&D GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 465 750,00
Address
St Martin Strasse 76
81541 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 51 750,00
INFINERA UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 258 750,00
Address
Rua Da Garagem 1
2790 078 Carnaxide

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 28 750,00
WEST AQUILA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 450 000,00
Address
Via Giovanni Gronchi 18
67100 L'aquila

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sud Abruzzo L’Aquila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 60 000,00
ACCELLERAN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 457 875,00
Address
Kievitplein 20 Bus 4.2
2018 Antwerpen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 50 875,00
WINGS ICT SOLUTIONS INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IKE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 380 250,00
Address
189, Syggrou Avenue
171 21 Nea Smyrni

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Νότιος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 42 250,00
ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 357 750,00
Address
Via Anagnina 203
00118 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 39 750,00