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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.
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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 (20)

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IP.ACCESS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 896 250

CREATE-NET (CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERIMENTATION FOR NETWORKED COMMUNITIES)

Italy

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 481 375

ITALTEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 521 250

VIRTUAL OPEN SYSTEMS

France

EU Contribution

€ 473 750

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 261 750

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 454 500

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 331 638,75

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 268 750

ORION INNOVATIONS PRIVATE COMPANY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 361 812,50

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 617 400

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 596 250

STMICROELECTRONICS GRENOBLE 2 SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 463 927,50

FUJITSU LABORATORIES OF EUROPE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 339 930

ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN

Switzerland

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 449 812,50

ATHONET SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 196 250

INCITES CONSULTING SARL

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 204 375

SISTELBANDA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 30 634,01

SMARTNET ANONYMI TOURISTIKI KAI KATASKEVASTIKI ETAIREIA PAROCHIS YPIRESION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 86 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671596

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 266 932,76

  • EU contribution

    € 7 488 432,76

Coordinated by:

HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION S.A. - OTE AE (ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE)

Greece