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5G-CORAL: A 5G Convergent Virtualised Radio Access Network Living at the Edge

Objective

The 5G-CORAL project leverages on the pervasiveness of edge and fog computing in the Radio Access Network (RAN) to create a unique opportunity for access convergence. This is envisioned by the means of an integrated and virtualised networking and computing solution where virtualised functions, context-aware services, and user and third-party applications are blended together to offer enhanced connectivity and better quality of experience. The proposed solution contemplates two major building blocks, namely (i) the Edge and Fog computing System (EFS) subsuming all the edge and fog computing substrate offered as a shared hosting environment for virtualised functions, services, and applications; and (ii) the Orchestration and Control System (OCS) responsible for managing and controlling the EFS, including its interworking with other (non-EFS) domains (e.g., transport and core networks, distant clouds, etc.). Through the 5G-CORAL solution, several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be achieved, notably an ultra-low end-to-end latency in the order of milliseconds. Moreover, new business prospects arise with new stakeholders in the value chain, notably small players owning computing and networking assets in the local service area, such as in shopping malls, airports, trains and cars. These environments will be used to validate the system in three complementary end-to-end large-scale testbeds in Taiwan, supporting innovative applications such as augmented reality, car safety, and IoT gateway.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 572 000

Participants (10)

ERICSSON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 314 473,75
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 470 500
Address
64 Great Eastern Street Second Floor
EC2A 3QR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 237 750
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELCARIA IDEAS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 750
Address
Calle Alberto Aguilera, 62, Derecha, 6-2
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE SICS AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 156 730,91
Address
Po Box 1263
164 29 Kista
Activity type
Research Organisations
AZCOM TECHNOLOGY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 218 000
Address
Strada 2 Palazzo C3
20090 Assago Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE INCORPORATED
Taiwan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Chunghsing Road 195 Section 4
310 Chutung
Activity type
Research Organisations
ADLINK TECHNOLOGY INC
Taiwan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
9F, No.166 Jian Yi Road, Zhonghe District
235 New Taipei City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
University Road 1001
30010 Hsinchu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 225 019,09
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations