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A unified network, Computational and stOrage resource Management framework targeting end-to-end Performance optimization for secure 5G muLti-tEchnology and multi-Tenancy Environments

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Combined functionalities for improved 5G

This is an exciting time for 5G, which is expected to deliver higher speeds and support revolutionary new use cases, services and applications to connect people and things. The remarkable evolution of communication infrastructure is driven by cutting-edge research. Building on recent advances in Ethernet fronthauling, the EU-funded 5G-COMPLETE project will combine a series of key technologies under a unique architectural proposition. Specifically, it will combine compute and storage resource functionality over a unified ultrahigh capacity converged digital/analog fiber-wireless (FiWi) radio access network (RAN). This will revolutionise the 5G architecture. This will be tested in scalable lab and field-trial demonstrators in France (Lannion), Greece (Athens), and the UK (Bristol). New business models and novel research opportunities will be available.


5G-COMPLETE aims to revolutionize the 5G architecture, by efficiently combining compute and storage resource functionality over a unified ultra-high capacity converged digital/analog Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) Radio Access Network (RAN). By employing the recent advances in Ethernet fronthauling introduced by the eCPRI standard as a launching point, 5G-COMPLETE introduces and combines a series of key technologies under a unique architectural proposition that brings together i) the high capacity of fiber and high-frequency radio, ii) the audacity of converged FiWi fronthauling, iii) the spectral efficiency of analog modulation and coding schemes, iv) the flexibility of mesh self-organized networks, v) the efficiency of high-speed and time-sensitive packet-switched transport, vi) the rapid and cost-efficient service deployment through unikernel technology and finally vii) an enhanced security framework based on post-Quantum cryptosystems. 5G-COMPLETE’s proposed converged Computing/Storage/RAN infrastructure effectively merges the 5G New Radio fronthaul/midhaul/backhaul faculties into one common Ethernet-based platform and transforms the RAN into a low-power distributed computer that shapes new network concepts. 5G-COMPLETE’s results will be validated in a range of scalable lab- and field-trial demonstrators in Athens (Greece), Lannion (France) and Bristol (UK). Upon completion, 5G-COMPLETE will have introduced new business models and novel research opportunities that will be streamlined into tangible results by its 13 consortium partners that expand along the complete 5G research and market chain.

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Net EU contribution
€ 804 375,00
Patision 42
106 82 Athina

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