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Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe

Objective

There is a strong need for objective data about stability and performance of Mobile Broadband (MBB) networks, and for tools to rigorously and scientifically assess their performance. In particular, it is important to measure and understand the quality as experienced by the end user. Such information is very valuable for many parties including operators, regulators and policy makers, consumers and society at large, businesses whose services depend on MBB networks, researchers and innovators.

MONROE proposes to design, build and operate an open, European-scale, and flexible platform with multi-homing capabilities to run experiments on operational 3G/4G Mobile Broadband networks. One of the main objectives of MONROE is to use the platform for the identification of key MBB performance parameters, thus enabling accurate, realistic and meaningful monitoring and assessment of the performance of MBB networks. MONROE also provides WIFI connectivity mimicking multi-homing in smartphones with both MBB and WiFi interfaces, to allow experimenting on different access technologies as well as explore new ways of combining them to increase performance and robustness. The users of the platform are in the core of the MONROE project. First, following the FIRE’s philosophy, MONROE offers a user-oriented closed-loop system design in which the experimental platform is open to external users, and where users are incorporated early on in the experimental design process. Second, MONROE will provide Experiments as a Service (EaaS), thus lowering the barrier for using the platform to external experimenters and users, by providing well-documented tools and adjustable, flexible, high-level scripts to execute experiments, collect results, and analyze data. Interoperability with existing FIRE and FP7 measurement platforms, jointly with the MONROE's effort to develop business and funding models, will guarantee sustainability and usefulness of the platform.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SIMULA RESEARCH LABORATORY AS
Address
Martin Linges Vei 17
1364 Fornebu
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 4 439 962,50

Participants (7)

FUNDACION IMDEA NETWORKS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 430 996,25
Address
Avenida Del Mar Mediterraneo 22
28918 Leganes (Madrid)
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 566 557,50
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 742,50
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CELERWAY COMMUNICATION AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 310 987,50
Address
Martin Linges Vei 17
1364 Fornebu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELENOR ASA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 240 722,50
Address
Snaroyveien 30
1331 Fornebu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NETTET SVERIGE AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address

103 92 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEXTWORKS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 327 450
Address
Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)