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Wireless World Initiative-Ambient Networks: "Create a pervasive, reliable communication environment hiding the heterogeneous infrastructures, supporting the ever-changing needs of users and services

Objective

The Ambient Networks project will create the network solutions for mobile and wireless systems beyond 3G. It will enable scalable and affordable wireless networking while providing rich and easy to use communication services for all. It is geared towards increasing competition and cooperation in an environment populated by a multitude of user devices, wireless technologies, network operators and business actors. Ambient Networks offers a fundamentally new vision based on the dynamic composition of networks to avoid adding to the growing patchwork of extensions to existing architectures. This will provide access to any network, including mobile personal networks, through instant establishment of inter-network agreements.

The project adopts the design paradigm of horizontally structured mobile systems that offer common control functions to a wide range of different applications and air interface technologies. Such a radical change requires the definition of new interfaces and a multitude of standards in key areas of future media- and context-aware, multi-domain mobile networks. The project's results comprise a complete, coherent wireless network solution; an architecture for self-configuring network components that reduces deployment and operational costs and a complete protocol suite for network composition evolved from IPv6.

The results will facilitate incremental market introduction of new services, and will stimulate sustainable growth in the European mobile communications sector. Ambient Networks brings together a strong industry led consortium of the leading operators, vendors, SMEs, and research organisations, with the determination, skills and critical mass to create cross-industry consensus and to drive standardisation. The project is defined over 3 phases. The first will establish the overall approach and will prove its feasibility.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ERICSSON AB
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
Sweden

Participants (40)

ALCATEL SEL AG
Germany
Address
Lorenzstrasse 10
70435 Stuttgart
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
81 Newgate Street
EC1A 7AJ London
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
1455 Blvd. De Maisonneuve West
H3G 1M8 Montreal
CONSORZIO FERRARA RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Via Savonarola, 9 - Presso Universita' Degli Studi
44100 Ferrara
CRITICAL SOFTWARE SA
Portugal
Address
Parque Industrial De Taveiro, Lote 48
3045-504 Coimbra
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Epplestrasse 225
70567 Stuttgart
DOCOMO COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Address
Landsbergerstrasse 312
80687 Muenchen
ELISA OYJ
Finland
Address
Kutomotie18
00380 Helsinki
ERICSSON GMBH
Germany
Address
Fritz-vomfelde-strasse 26
40547 Duesseldorf
ERICSSON MAGYARORSZAG KOMMUNIKACIOS RENSZEREK K.F.T.
Hungary
Address
Laborc Utca 1
1037 Budapest
FRANCE TELECOM SA
France
Address
Place D'alleray 6
75015 Paris
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
INESC PORTO - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Campus Da Feup, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias 378
4200-465 Porto
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Address
Thurn-und-taxis-str. 10
90411 Nuernberg
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK SYSTEMS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Optimus, Windmill Hill Business Park
SN5 6PP Swindon, Wiltshire
MOTOROLA JAPAN LTD.
Japan
Address
20-1, Minamiazabu 3-Chome Minato-ku
1060047 Tokyo
NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
Australia
Address
Australian National University
Canberra
NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Nec House, 1 Victoria Road
W3 6BL London
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
2628 VK Delft
NOKIA OYJ
Finland
Address
Keilalahdentie 4
02150 Espoo
OY L M ERICSSON AB
Finland
Address
Jorvas
02420 Jorvas
PANASONIC R&D CENTER GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Address
Monzastrasse 4C
63225 Langen
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
SICS, SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AB
Sweden
Address
Isafjordsgatan 22
164 29 Kista
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH
Austria
Address
Siemensstrasse 92
1210 Wien
SIEMENS NETWORK GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
St.-martin-strasse 76
81541 Muenchen
SIEMENS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Pirelli Piero E Alberto 10
20100 Milano
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
Address
Piazza Degli Affari 2
20123 Milano
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
TELENOR ASA
Norway
Address
Snaroeyveien 30
1331 Fornebu
TELIASONERA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address

10663 Stockholm
THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 7XH Guildford
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Canada
Address
Cp 450, Succursale A 550, Rue Cumberland
K1N 6N5 Ottawa (Ontario)
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address

02044 Vtt
VODAFONE GROUP SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Vodafone House The Connection
RG14 2FN Newbury (Berkshire )