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Broadband Access Services Solution

Objective

The BASS project will evaluate a Broadband Information Highway designed to European requirements. It will be scalable, manageable and capable of supporting data as well as voice and video. Its main objectives are
(1) to specify and develop dial-up to broadband networking using ADSL technology for SOHO and residential users;
(2) to bridge voice, data and video networks and thus provide one network capable of transporting the legacy, traditionally circuit-switched, services as well as the new Broadband services;
(3) to develop a Quality of Service Methodology Framework to ensure that the Telecom Operators can meet the QoS demands of both end-users and service-providers.

The project has two sequential pilot stages, with the second adding functionality and building on the results of the first.
The BASS project will evaluate a Broadband Information Highway designed to European requirements. It will be scalable, manageable and capable of supporting data as well as voice and video. Its main objectives are
(1) to specify and develop dial-up to broadband networking using ADSL technology for SOHO and residential users;
(2) to bridge voice, data and video networks and thus provide one network capable of transporting the legacy, traditionally circuit-switched, services as well as the new Broadband services;
(3) to develop a Quality of Service Methodology Framework to ensure that the Telecom Operators can meet the QoS demands of both end-users and service-providers.

The project has two sequential pilot stages, with the second adding functionality and building on the results of the first.

OBJECTIVES
-The precise definition and implementation of the concept of "Dial-up Broadband Networking", a mechanism that allows the end-user to select which broadband service with its specific QoS he wants (including but not limited to Internet Access), performing authentication, billing and testing for Quality of Service;
- To evaluate solutions for the convergence of voice, data and video networks, that can also transport the legacy, traditionally circuit-switched, services, as well as the new, broadband services;
- To design and realise an innovative methodology and supporting tools for assuring the Quality of Service. This methodology will integrate in the same framework formal methods to verify the design of complex network systems and "platform independent" Testing Methodologies.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The project has two sequential pilot stages, with the second adding functionality and building on the results of the first.The way of working is the following:
1. The requirements of the End-Users, Service Providers and Telecom Operators in the project will be collected and analysed by the Partners expert in architectural design and modelling.
2. The specifications will be designed under the supervision of the Technology Partners who will consequently lead the process of integrating technologies and equipment into a prototype environment - the Pilot.
3. In the first pilot stage, a Multi Services BB network (including Video) will be built using ADSL in the local loop.
4. The Pilot will go through a validation process to be applied by the User Partners in order to check the first set of base functionalities. This validation mechanism will use specific methods and tools developed and tested by the Methodology Partners.
5. In the second pilot stage, which will take input from the methodology modelling, the Technology Partners will evolve the pilot to address "bridging" the voice and data networks. Special attention will be devoted to verify the QoS of VoIP (Voice over IP) and the QoS of VoATM (Voice over ATM) via this network.
6. Validation will then be applied to the enhanced, final pilot, in accordance with the defined methodologies.
7. A final assessment will address the exploitation phase in which all different partners will effectively use the assessed technologies in their respective commercial offers.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES NEDERLAND BV
Address
Larenseweg 50
1221 CN Hilversum
Netherlands

Participants (6)

CEFRIEL - CONSORZIO PER LA FORMAZIONE E LA RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA DELL' INFORMAZIONE
Italy
Address
Via Fucini Renato 2
20133 Milano
INFOSTRADA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Lorenteggio 257
20152 Milano
NEDERLANDS OMROEPPRODUKTIE BEDRIJF N.V.
Netherlands
Address
Sumatralaan 45
1217 GP Hilversum
OPEN MIND DESIGN LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
59-60 Jermyn Street -Suite 6, Third Floor
SW1Y 6LQ London
THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe