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intelligent Converged network consolIdating Radio and optical access aRound USer equipment.

Objective

To meet the high throughput demands envisaged for 5G networks, with increased user densification and bandwidth-hungry applications, while at the same time reducing energy consumption, iCIRRUS proposes an intelligent Cloud-Radio Access Network (C-RAN) that brings together optical fibre technology, low-cost but highly flexible Ethernet networking, wireless resource management for device-to-device (D2D) communication (incl. the use of mm-wave spectrum) and the use of virtual mobiles in the cloud. The iCIRRUS C-RAN introduces the use of Ethernet in the fronthaul/midhaul (for radio signal transport), to minimise cost and make available pluggable and in-device monitoring, and intelligent processing to enable self-optimizing network functions which maximise both network resource utilisation and energy efficiency. To exemplify the attractiveness of the proposition, iCIRRUS focusses on D2D communication in the wireless domain, an important work area in current standardisation, where low latency is known to be a significant factor. The latency and jitter in the iCIRRUS Ethernet-based C-RAN will be an important focus of the research work in the project, with current 5G performance targets in mind; for D2D communications, the task will be to minimise control latency and overhead. A major obstacle for C-RANs is the bit-rate of the digitised radio signals that would be required for 5G – of the order of 100 Gb/s and iCIRRUS will examine the architectural and technological questions surrounding this requirement. Wireless resource management will be investigated, together with mobile device caching and mm-wave D2D mesh networks, to reduce latency as well as load on the infrastructure. Finally, the intelligent network functions in ICIRRUS can interact with mobile cloud processing, and further offloads of infrastructure communications can be realised through virtualising mobiles in the cloud as clones, and performing communication tasks between clones.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF KENT
Net EU contribution
€ 488 440,00
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Kent East Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 78 702,50
Address
Tribune Way Clifton Moor
YO30 4RY York

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ORANGE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 232 750,00
Address
111 Quai Du President Roosevelt
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TELEKOM SLOVENIJE DD
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 288 250,00
Address
Cigaletova Ulica 15
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PRIMETEL PLC
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 296 625,00
Address
Omonoias 141, Maritime Centre
3045 Limassol

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Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WELLNESS TELECOM SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 185 250,00
Address
Calle Gregor J. Mendel 6 Planta 1 Edificio Da Vinc
41092 Sevilla

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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
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 549 215,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 458 638,00
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester

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Region
East of England Essex Essex Haven Gateway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
VIAVI SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 421 520,00
Address
Astor House Newbury Business Park London Road
RG14 2PZ Newbury

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IAF INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE FUNKSYSTEMTECHNIK GmbH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 419 145,00
Address
Berliner Strasse 52 J
38104 Braunschweig

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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
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
64 Great Eastern Street
EC2A 3QR London

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Region
London Inner London — East Hackney and Newham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 413 659,50
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)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50