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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!

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet access
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

MARTEL GMBH
Address
Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (7)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 603 730
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 734 258,75
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 531 032,50
Address
64 Great Eastern Street Second Floor
EC2A 3QR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVANTI HYLAS 2 CYPRUS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 313 125
Address
Spyrou Kyprianou 65, Crystalserve Business Center
4003 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA PER A LA XARXA OBERTA, LLIURE I NEUTRAL, GUIFI.NET
Spain
EU contribution
€ 243 250
Address
Masia L'esperanca
08503 Gurb (Barcelona)
Activity type
Other
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 200 210
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 020
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments