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POINT: iP Over IcN - the betTer ip

Objective

The goal of POINT is to develop technology, innovations, and business value chains for commercially viable IP-over-ICN deployment, based on the hypothesis that many current IP-based applications can run ‘better’ on an ICN-based network than on current IP networks.

To achieve this, we will first define a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to specify what exactly 'better' means. Then, we will specify a communication platform based on the ICN prototype developed in FP7 PURSUIT and develop a set of abstractions to enable current IP, TCP, HTTP and CoAP based applications to run on our platform, complemented by new resource coordination mechanisms to improve the performance of the network.

We will implement our platform as an operational prototype and validate it against the KPIs in a testbed as well as run a real-world field trial in an operator's production network with real customers. We will openly publish our design and all relevant data needed to deploy and improve our prototype, which in turn will be released as open source code. We will also undertake a wide range of dissemination activities to establish POINT as a key driver in the ICN community.

The POINT platform will provide new business opportunities for systems vendors, operators and service providers, including SMEs and we will evaluate the commercial viability of our solution and develop migration scenarios for operators wishing to deploy ICN in production networks. The consortium has all the experience and competencies needed to cover the entire chain from an idea and research prototype to a working platform ready for production use. In addition to academic partners, POINT includes a technology company, a telecom vendor, an ISP, a content provider, and a cooperative which will enable POINT to have an impact on the industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Coordinator

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 624 625

Participants (8)

ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 402 500
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CTVC LIMITED LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 297 750
Address
Warwick Square 12
SW1V 2AA London
Activity type
Other
ELL-I AVOIMEN LAHDEKOODIN OSUUSKUNTA
Finland
EU contribution
€ 148 825
Address
Otaniementie 19 B
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 523 814
Address
64 Great Eastern Street
EC2A 3QR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 361 250
Address
New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7Km
19002 Peania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRIMETEL PLC
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 295 350
Address
Omonoias 141, Maritime Centre
3045 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 413 750
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 427 024
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments