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Application-aware User-centric Programmable Architectures for 5G Multi-tenant Networks

Objective

The vision of future 5G networks encompasses a heterogeneous communication landscape in which existing Radio Access Technologies (RATs) will be integrated with evolving wireless technologies and systems, software-design network architectures and cloud-enabled services. Effectively harnessing the potential of all these innovative and heterogeneous features and providing a programmable multi-tenant network architectural framework will be the key to the success of 5G, and will be the main objective of the 5G-AURA project. Instead of focusing separately on the optimization of the diverse technological and architectural components, our efforts will be concentrated on providing a unifying framework that will sustain the coexistence and coordination of networking, software and cloud technologies, ensure network programmability and efficient resource orchestration, minimize control and signalling overhead, support multi-tenancy and scalability, and promote the development of new business models for emerging services. To efficiently achieve these objectives, 5G-AURA has identified 12 specific research challenges which have been mapped to 14 individual projects that will be carried out by 14 recruited ESRs. The project’s consortium, formed by four academic institutions and four industrial partners, has the necessary expertise and available infrastructures to form a high quality training network across multiple disciplines, sectors and countries. Considering that 5G is currently in an early development state and there are multiple open issues on 5G protocols, network architectures and technologies and standardization efforts, the timing of 5G-AURA is perfect, and the project has a strong potential to have significant impact on academia and industry and enhance the European innovation capacity in terms of technical contributions, intersectoral training of scientists and professional and novel business opportunities.

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
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€ 525 751,20
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

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UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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€ 634 417,07
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Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
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€ 546 575,76
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Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire

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Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
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€ 498 432,96
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Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern

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Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
NEC EUROPE LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
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
EDUCATIONAL OTE AE
Greece
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€ 242 386,92
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1 Pelika Kai Spartis
15122 Maroussi Athina

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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SL

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Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 357 074,77
Address
Calle Doctor Rizal 10, P.bj2 Pta 2
08006 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
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€ 0,00
FASMETRICS YPIRESIES KAI PROIONTA ILEKTROMAGNITIKON PEDION ANONYMI ETAIREIA
Greece
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€ 242 386,92
Address
Perikleous 17
15344 Gerakas

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
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€ 498 432,96
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Kurfursten-anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Heidelberg, Stadtkreis
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€ 0,00