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5GCITY

Objective

Delivering on the 5G promise of increased data rates, and ubiquitous coverages, poses stringent requirements on traditional vertically integrated operators. In particular, telecom operators are expected to massively roll out Small Cells, which requires finding appropriate urban spaces with both backhaul and energy availability. Network sharing becomes essential to unlock those commercial massive deployments. The open access model, or neutral host, will come to play a key role on the deployment of 5G networks, especially in urban scenarios where very dense Small Cell deploymens are required.
In parallel recent trends are paving the way towards the development of new, heterogeneous and distributed cloud paradigms that significantly differ from today’s established cloud model: with edge computing, cloud architectures are pushed all the way to the edge of the network, close to the devices that produce and act on data. We posit that there are two sets of players perfectly poised to take advantage of both trends since they already own the infrastructure needed to build edge deployments: telecommunication providers and municipalities. 5GCity focuses on how common smart city infrastructure (i.e.,small cells and processing power at the very edge of networks) can bring benefit to both players based on resource sharing and end-to-end virtualization, pushing the cloud model to the extreme edge.
5GCity will design, develop, deploy and demonstrate a distributed cloud and radio platform for municipalities and infrastructure owners acting as 5G neutral hosts. 5GCity’s main aim is to build and deploy a common, multi-tenant, open platform that extends the (centralized) cloud model to the extreme edge of the network, with a demonstration in three different cities (Barcelona, Bristol and Lucca). 5GCity will directly impact a large and varied range of actors: (i) telecom providers; (ii) municipalities; and (iii) a number of different vertical sectors utilizing the city infrastructure

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Gran Capita 2-4, Edifici Nexus I
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 775 770,49

Participants (18)

NEC EUROPE LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIRTUAL OPEN SYSTEMS
France
EU contribution
€ 452 462,50
Address
17 Rue Lakanal
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADLINK TECHNOLOGY SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 347 462,50
Address
Route De L'orme Des Merisiers Parc Des Algorithmes-batiment Thales
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RETEVISION I SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 303 537,50
Address
Calle Juan Esplandiu 11-13
28007 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 513 874,91
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEXTWORKS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 345 362,50
Address
Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMUNE DI LUCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 250
Address
Via Santa Giustina 6
55100 Lucca
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ITALTEL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 411 687,50
Address
Via Reiss Romoli
20019 Settimo Milanese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT MUNICIPAL D'INFORMATICA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 536 187,50
Address
Avenida Diagonal 220/2
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MOG TECHNOLOGIES SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 291 375
Address
Rua Eng. Frederico Ulrich 2650 Parque De Ciencia E Tecnologia Da Maia
4470-605 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WIND TRE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 550
Address
Largo Metropolitana 5
20017 Rho Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 177 537,50
Address
Viale Mazzini 14
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UBIWHERE LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 296 625
Address
Travessa Senhor Das Barrocas 38
3800 075 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFORMACIO I COMUNICACIO DE BARCELONA SA SOCIETAT PRIVADA MUNICIPAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 125 125
Address
Plaza Tisner 1
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INCITES CONSULTING SARL
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
130-132 Route D'arlon
L-8008 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCELLERAN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 319 375
Address
Heerstraat 12
2440 Geel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMUNICARE DIGITALE - ASSOCIAZIONEDI PROMOZIONE SOCIALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 227 674,25
Address
Via Guidiccioni 188
55100 Lucca
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 407 510,25
Address
Kurfursten-anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)