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architectuRe for an Internet For Everybody

Objective

RIFE addresses the major societal challenge of providing affordable Internet access to those who cannot afford it by solving the technological challenge to increase the efficiency of the underlying transport networks and the involved architectures and protocols. The RIFE solution will harness unused transmission capacity, combined with placing content caches and service functionality closer to the user and will use heterogeneous transmission opportunities that range from localized mesh and home networks over well-connected ISP backhauls to scarce satellite resources. RIFE will build upon recent advances on information-centric and delay-tolerant networking by developing optimized dissemination strategies for the involved transport networks, unified within a novel communication architecture that will provide clear abstractions to application developers. We will develop, deploy and showcase our solution in a real-life setting within a large-scale community network in Spain, demonstrating the technology and economic opportunities that the RIFE platform provides. We will complement our real-life testbeds with emulation scenarios to enable the evaluation of our novel resource management schemes at scale, while integrating with our prototype platform. On the economic side, we will develop business opportunities for local authorities as well as backhaul network providers to create a sustainable value chain by introducing virtual network operators that utilize the under-used capacity in a new business relationship with local customers, enabling novel and often socially-driven business models. The involvement of a technology, equipment, as well as satellite and community network provider will allow for maximizing the commercial exploitation of RIFE within real deployments and towards standard communities within the IETF/IRTF and beyond, placing RIFE in the centre of a growing community of practitioners that all share the same goal: making the Internet affordable to everybody!

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

MARTEL GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 243 125,00

Participants (8)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 603 730,00
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 734 258,75
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 531 032,50
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
AVANTI HYLAS 2 CYPRUS LIMITED
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 291 875,00
Address
Spyrou Kyprianou 65, Crystalserve Business Center
4003 Limassol

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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
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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.

AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 21 250,00
Address
Cobham House 20 Black Friars Lane
EC4V 6EB London

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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
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACIO PRIVADA PER A LA XARXA OBERTA, LLIURE I NEUTRAL, GUIFI.NET
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 243 250,00
Address
Masia L'esperanca
08503 Gurb (Barcelona)

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 11 250,00
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 200 210,00
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 305 020,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00