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Broadcast and Multicast Communication Enablers for the Fifth-Generation of Wireless Systems

Objective

5G-Xcast will devise, assess and demonstrate large scale immersive media delivery by means of conceptually novel wireless technologies, contributing to the further definition of 5G and its standardisation.
5G-Xcast will focus on large scale media distribution, as this use case is one of the most demanding requirements in terms of data rate (capacity), scalability (cost-effectiveness) and ubiquity (coverage).
The 5G-Xcast media delivery solution will have built-in unicast/multicast/broadcast modes and caching capabilities. The project will take a holistic approach in order to harmonize media delivery across the three communication modes being considered, and to provide a seamless user experience, as well as common Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to content service providers. The project will cover multiple disciplines from the radio interface to the transport and application layers, including protocols and APIs, as well as network and system architecture aspects.
The development of the 5G-Xcast media delivery solution will be focused on the Media and Entertainment (M&E) vertical. The automotive, Internet of Things and public safety verticals will be considered to ensure that their respective technical requirements are also identified and suitably addressed.
Proof-of-concept prototypes and technology demonstrators are pivotal tasks of the project. Special emphasis will be given to emerging new immersive media services that cannot be efficiently delivered by existing technologies and networks.
5G-Xcast will enable progressive convergence in the media delivery sector while optimising the resources of the available infrastructures, enabling new business models over fixed, mobile and broadcast networks that will be also investigated in the project.
The consortium is a balanced combination of telecom and media entities, covering the complete M&E value chain, with a very strong presence in 5G-PPP phase-1 and 3GPP standardization of 4G Broadcast.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 552 125

Participants (17)

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 514 545,50
Address
Karaportti 3
02610 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 805
Address
Werinherstrasse 91
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 346 250
Address
Portland Place Broadcasting House
W1A 1AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 620 000
Address
Newgate Street 81
EC1A 7AJ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BROADPEAK
France
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
80, Avenue Des Buttes De Coesmes
35700 Rennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUNDLESLAB KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 320 750
Address
Vali Utca 4. 4. Em. 2. Szam Ala.
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXPWAY
France
EU contribution
€ 630 500
Address
11 Rue De Chateaudun
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FAIRSPECTRUM OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 377 450
Address
Itainen Pitkakatu 4
20520 Turku
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT FUR RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 458 450
Address
Floriansmuhlstrasse 60
80939 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
LiveU Ltd.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 571 000
Address
Gavish 5
44641 Kfar Saba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOMOR RESEARCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 521 982
Address
Brecherspitzstrasse 8
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ONE2MANY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 447 312,50
Address
Bergpoortstraat 63
7411 CL Deventer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 530 000
Address
Samsung House - 1000 Hillswood Drive
KT16 0PS Chertsey - Surrey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 263 750
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TURUN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Joukahaisenkatu 3A
20520 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNION EUROPEENNE DE RADIO TELEVISION-EBU
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 370 000
Address
L'ancienne Route 17A
1218 Grand Saconnex (Geneve)
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 570 000
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments