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architectuRe for an Internet For Everybody

architectuRe for an Internet For Everybody

Objective

RIFE addresses the major societal challenge of providing affordable Internet access to those who cannot afford it by solving the technological challenge to increase the efficiency of the underlying transport networks and the involved architectures and protocols. The RIFE solution will harness unused transmission capacity, combined with placing content caches and service functionality closer to the user and will use heterogeneous transmission opportunities that range from localized mesh and home networks over well-connected ISP backhauls to scarce satellite resources. RIFE will build upon recent advances on information-centric and delay-tolerant networking by developing optimized dissemination strategies for the involved transport networks, unified within a novel communication architecture that will provide clear abstractions to application developers. We will develop, deploy and showcase our solution in a real-life setting within a large-scale community network in Spain, demonstrating the technology and economic opportunities that the RIFE platform provides. We will complement our real-life testbeds with emulation scenarios to enable the evaluation of our novel resource management schemes at scale, while integrating with our prototype platform. On the economic side, we will develop business opportunities for local authorities as well as backhaul network providers to create a sustainable value chain by introducing virtual network operators that utilize the under-used capacity in a new business relationship with local customers, enabling novel and often socially-driven business models. The involvement of a technology, equipment, as well as satellite and community network provider will allow for maximizing the commercial exploitation of RIFE within real deployments and towards standard communities within the IETF/IRTF and beyond, placing RIFE in the centre of a growing community of practitioners that all share the same goal: making the Internet affordable to everybody!
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Coordinator

MARTEL GMBH

Address

Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf

Switzerland

Activity type

Other

Participants (7)

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AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 603 730

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 734 258,75

INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 531 032,50

AVANTI HYLAS 2 CYPRUS LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 313 125

FUNDACIO PRIVADA PER A LA XARXA OBERTA, LLIURE I NEUTRAL, GUIFI.NET

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 243 250

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 200 210

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 305 020

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644663

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 185 001,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 930 626,25

Coordinated by:

MARTEL GMBH

Switzerland