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Trustful hyper-linked entities in dynamic networks

Trustful hyper-linked entities in dynamic networks

Objective

The Internet (r)evolution has changed traditional business and forces it to reinvent itself. Traditional operator-enabled services are losing on their importance due to a variety of new communication services, like chat and social networks, which complement or supersede traditional ones like voice telephony. Technical progress has minimized the need for access-controlled communication services and is moving instead to context based communication, which is presumably available at only marginal or no additional cost.
However, unlike traditional telecommunication services, that enable universal communication, Internet communication tools are characterized by their walled garden approach, where users can only communicate with users of the same application and are not free to change application without losing their data or contacts.
The main goal of the reTHINK project is to design and prototype a new, non telecom centric, but Web-centric P2P Service Architecture enabling dynamic trusted relationships among distributed applications called Hyperlinked Entities that support use-cases such as contextual and social communications, M2M/IoT and content oriented services. This project will enable any type of service delivery through specialized end-to-end network quality commitments, powered by specialized P2P and/or Cloud services (delivered as SaaS,PaaS or IaaS).
The major structural difference between the operators approach and the web companies is related to a recurring concept in the deployment of ICT solutions: full deperimeterisation of services. Operators today cannot directly compete at a global level because their services are not and cannot be provided outside of the deployed and owned network. The services operators provide are tightly coupled with the network's functionalities and its geographical extension.
The work is performed by a consortium of 3 global telecom operators, 2 SMEs, 2 Universities and 2 leading research institutes, coordinated by Eurescom.

Coordinator

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH

Address

Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg

Germany

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 362 647,50

Participants (9)

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ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 592 193,75

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 788 975

ALTICE LABS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 482 963,75

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 447 407,50

APIZEE

France

EU Contribution

€ 405 812,50

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 553 425

INESC ID - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 416 125

QUOBIS NETWORKS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 276 406,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 394 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645342

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 720 331,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 720 331,25

Coordinated by:

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH

Germany