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5G-Crosshaul: The 5G Integrated fronthaul/backhaul

Objective

Mobile data traffic is forecasted to increase 11-fold between 2013 and 2018. 5G networks serving this mobile data tsunami will require fronthaul and backhaul solutions between the RAN and the packet core capable of dealing with this increased traffic load while fulfilling new stringent 5G service requirements in a cost-efficient manner.
The 5G-Crosshaul project aims at developing a 5G integrated backhaul and fronthaul transport network enabling a flexible and software-defined reconfiguration of all networking elements in a multi-tenant and service-oriented unified management environment. The 5G-Crosshaul transport network envisioned will consist of high-capacity switches and heterogeneous transmission links (e.g. fibre or wireless optics, high-capacity copper, mmWave) interconnecting Remote Radio Heads, 5GPoAs (e.g. macro and small cells), cloud-processing units (mini data centres), and points-of-presence of the core networks of one or multiple service providers. This transport network will flexibly interconnect distributed 5G radio access and core network functions, hosted on in-network cloud nodes, through the implementation of: (i) a control infrastructure using a unified, abstract network model for control plane integration (5G-Crosshaul Control Infrastructure, XCI); (ii) a unified data plane encompassing innovative high-capacity transmission technologies and novel deterministic-latency switch architectures (5G-Crosshaul Packet Forwarding Element, XFE).
Demonstration and validation of the 5G-Crosshaul technology components developed will be integrated into a software-defined flexible and reconfigurable 5G Test-bed in Berlin. Mobility-related 5G-Crosshaul experiments will be performed using Taiwan’s high-speed trains. 5G-Crosshaul KPI targets evaluated will include among others a 20% network capacity increase, latencies <1 ms and 30% TCO reduction.
The 5G-Crosshaul proposal addresses the ICT 14-2014 call of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014-15 with a special focus on the P7 objectives defined by the 5GPPP IA

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-2

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UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
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€ 899 471,88
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Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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€ 0,00

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NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
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€ 933 300,00
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West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London

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London Outer London — West and North West Harrow and Hillingdon
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
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€ 574 392,90
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Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
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€ 0,00
ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Italy
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€ 246 720,00
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Via Anagnina 203
00118 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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€ 0,00
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
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€ 351 750,00
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Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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€ 0,00
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ATOS IT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES IBERIA SL
Spain
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€ 32 000,00
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Ronda De Europa 5
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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€ 0,00
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG
Germany
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€ 373 000,00
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Werinherstrasse 91
81541 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 139 767,36
INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
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€ 452 625,00
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64 Great Eastern Street
EC2A 3QR London

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London Inner London — East Hackney and Newham
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TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
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€ 319 471,00
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Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
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€ 528 750,00
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Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano

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ORANGE SA
France
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€ 243 307,56
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111 Quai Du President Roosevelt
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux

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VISIONA INGENIERIA DE PROYECTOS SL
Spain
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€ 307 830,00
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C\ Falua 16
28220 Majadahonda

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France
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€ 79 112,50
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3-5 Rue Marcel Pagnol
91800 Boussy Saint-antoine

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
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NEXTWORKS
Italy
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€ 421 875,00
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Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa

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Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
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€ 0,00
CORE NETWORK DYNAMICS GMBH
Germany
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€ 359 750,00
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Huttenstrasse 34/35
10553 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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TELNET REDES INTELIGENTES SA
Spain
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Calle Buenos Aires 18
50196 La Muela

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 557 000,00
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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
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FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
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POLITECNICO DI TORINO
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LUNDS UNIVERSITET
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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE INCORPORATED
Taiwan
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€ 0,00
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€ 409 750,00