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FUTURE COMMUNICATION ARCHITECTURE FOR MOBILE CLOUD SERVICES

Objective

MobileCloud is Mobile Network + Decentralised Computing + Smart Storage offered as One Service – On-Demand, Elastic and Pay-As-You-Go. The top-level objectives of the MobileCloud project are a) to develop a novel mobile "network" architecture and technologies, using proof-of-concept prototypes, to lead the way from current mobile networks to a fully cloud-based mobile communication system, and b) to extend cloud computing so as to support on-demand and elastic provisioning of novel mobile services. MobileCloud will investigate, implement, and evaluate the technological foundations for that system. It will meet real-time performance needs, support efficient and elastic use and sharing of both radio access and mobile core network resources between operators. Mobile network functionalities – such as baseband unit processing, mobility management and QoS control – will run on the enhanced mobile cloud platform leveraging commodity hardware. This requires extensions towards higher decentralisation and enhancing those functionalities to elastically scale up and down based on load. The end-to-end control and management orchestrates infrastructure and services across several technological domains: wireless, mobile core and data centres, providing guaranteed end-to-end SLAs and AAA as well as service mobility through the Follow-Me Cloud concept.Besides the technological aspects, MobileCloud will identify and evaluate overarching novel business models that support the exploitation of the mobile cloud in various multi-stakeholder scenarios. The MobileCloud architecture will be evaluated in realistic scenarios and with a set of concrete use-cases, based on applications such as mobile cloud enabled digital signage. The evaluation will be done from diverse viewpoints, exploiting the well-balanced and representative consortium, including leading industry from the telecommunication as well as the cloud computing segments.
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Coordinator

SAP SE

Address

Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 306 289

Administrative Contact

Uwe Riss (Dr.)

Participants (21)

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CLOUDSIGMA AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 312 000

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 834 768

ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 442 820

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 803 652

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 662 670

SOFTTELECOM DESARROLLOS I MAS D SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 370 905

EURECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 196 207

ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 309 483

INTEL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 385 130

ITALTEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 297 800

NEXTWORKS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 199 905

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 106 218

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 425 914

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 509 626

ONE SOURCE CONSULTORIA INFORMATICA LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 611 254

INOV INESC INOVACAO - INSTITUTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 520 500

ALTICE LABS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 415 584

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 41 306

NEC EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 524 899

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 135 070

INTEL CORPORATION (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 33 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 318109

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 100 916

  • EU contribution

    € 10 445 000

Coordinated by:

SAP SE

Germany