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Self-OrganizatioN towards reduced cost and eNergy per bit for future Emerging radio Technologies

Objective

A revelation in today´s mobile is networks is SON (Self-Organizing technology) technology, which is seen as a playing pivotal role towards reducing the management costs of networks. In legacy networks, still many network elements and associated parameters are manually configured. The associated operations costs are significant. Specialized expertise must be maintained to tune these network parameters, and the existing manual process is time-consuming and potentially error-prone. In addition, this manual tuning process inherently results in comparatively long delays in updating values in response to the often rapidly changing network topologies and operating conditions, resulting in sub-optimal network performance. SON is capable of collecting information from the network, so as to perform self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and etc, so as to reduce the operation cost through less human involvement, and to optimize the service quality through robust and prompt network optimization.

In this proposal, we aim to drive further cost savings in the way networks are managed today by amplifying further the coverage zone of SON within the network. We believe that key technologies such as network sharing and Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) can benefit from SON technology solutions. We will consider a complex context-aware heterogeneous network that is slowly becoming a 5G reality, and investigate the notion of SON CoMP and SO network sharing, as key technologies to reduce cost and energy per bit in legacy and future emerging mobile technologies.

Coordinator

GREENSPHERE UNIPESSOAL LDA
Net EU contribution
€ 252 000,00
Address
Avenida Calouste Gulbenkian 174
3750 102 Agueda
Portugal

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 216 000,00
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras

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Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 211 500,00
Address
Borough Road 103
SE10AA London

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Region
London Inner London — East Lewisham and Southwark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIGINT SOLUTIONS LTD
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 207 000,00
Address
Archangelou 41, Strovolos
2057 Nicosia

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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