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Small cEllS coordinAtion for Multi-tenancy and Edge services

Objective

SESAME targets innovations around three central elements in 5G: the placement of network intelligence and applications in the network edge through Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and Edge Cloud Computing; the substantial evolution of the Small Cell concept, already mainstream in 4G but expected to deliver its full potential in the challenging high dense 5G scenarios; and the consolidation of multi-tenancy in communications infrastructures, allowing several operators/service providers to engage in new sharing models of both access capacity and edge computing capabilities.

SESAME proposes the Cloud-Enabled Small Cell (CESC) concept, a new multi-operator enabled Small Cell that integrates a virtualised execution platform (i.e., the Light DC) for deploying Virtual Network Functions (NVFs), supporting powerful self-x management and executing novel applications and services inside the access network infrastructure. The Light DC will feature low-power processors and hardware accelerators for time critical operations and will build a high manageable clustered edge computing infrastructure. This approach will allow new stakeholders to dynamically enter the value chain by acting as 'host-neutral' providers in high traffic areas where densification of multiple networks is not practical. The optimal management of a CESC deployment is a key challenge of SESAME, for which new orchestration, NFV management, virtualisation of management views per tenant, self-x features and radio access management techniques will be developed.

After designing, specifying and developing the architecture and all the involved CESC modules, SESAME will culminate with a prototype with all functionalities for proving the concept in relevant use cases. Besides, CESC will be formulated consistently and synergistically with other 5G-PPP components through coordination with the corresponding projects.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION S.A. - OTE AE (ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE)
Address
Kifissias Avenue 99
15124 Maroussi - Athens
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 451 902,50

Participants (19)

IP.ACCESS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 896 250
Address
Cambourne Business Park Building 2020
CB23 6DW Cambourne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 481 375
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
ITALTEL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 521 250
Address
Via Reiss Romoli
20019 Settimo Milanese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIRTUAL OPEN SYSTEMS
France
EU contribution
€ 473 750
Address
17 Rue Lakanal
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 750
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 454 500
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 331 638,75
Address
Lewes Road Mithras House
BN2 4AT Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 268 750
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ORION INNOVATIONS PRIVATE COMPANY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 361 812,50
Address
Ameinokelous 43
117 44 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 617 400
Address
Calle Gran Capita 2-4, Edifici Nexus I
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 596 250
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
STMICROELECTRONICS GRENOBLE 2 SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 463 927,50
Address
Rue Jules Horowitz 12
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUJITSU LABORATORIES OF EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 339 930
Address
Hayes Park Central, Hayes End Road
UB4 8FE Hayes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 449 812,50
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATHONET SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 196 250
Address
Padriciano 99 Area Science Park
34149 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INCITES CONSULTING SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 204 375
Address
130 Route D'arlon
8008 Strassen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SISTELBANDA SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 30 634,01
Address
Bordadores 10
46001 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMARTNET ANONYMI TOURISTIKI KAI KATASKEVASTIKI ETAIREIA PAROCHIS YPIRESION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 86 875
Address
Lakonias 2
17342 Agios Dimitrios
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)