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5G Exchange

Objective

The goal of the 5G Exchange (5GEx) project is to enable cross-domain orchestration of services over multiple administrations or over multi-domain single administrations. This will allow end-to-end network and service elements to mix in multi-vendor, heterogeneous technology and resource environments. Market fragmentation has resulted in a multitude of network operators each focused on different countries and regions. This makes it difficult to create infrastructure services spanning multiple countries, such as virtual connectivity or compute resources, as no single operator has a footprint everywhere.

5GEx aims to enable collaboration between operators, regarding 5G infrastructure services, with the view to introducing a unification via NFV/SDN compatible multi-domain orchestration by producing (i) an open platform enabling cross-domain orchestration of services over these multiple domains, with a set of open source software tools and extensions that can be utilised outside the scope of 5GEx; (ii) a Sandbox Network enabling experimentation and validation of the devised architecture, mechanisms, and business models; (iii) a proof-of-innovation multi-domain platform enabling multiple 5G use-cases and realistic scenarios that demonstrate the orchestration of complex end-to-end Infrastructure as a Service across multiple carriers; (iv) contributions to standards bodies of concepts learned during the development and experimentation of the project; (v) input to stimulate the telecom and IT industry stakeholders by actively promoting adoption of 5GEx’s open solutions.

Such 5G infrastructure services will provide a crucial role in making 5G happen as they provide the foundation of all cloud and networking services. 5GEx aims to enable, through operator collaboration, a unified European infrastructure service market integrating multiple operators and technologies, where service provisioning is fast and automated and which results in stronger economy via economies of scale.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /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

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ERICSSON MAGYARORSZAG KOMMUNIKACIOS RENDSZEREK KFT
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 11
1117 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 476 347,38

Participants (18)

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 277 725
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 221 500
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BISDN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 578 375
Address
Korner Strasse 7 10
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 512 500
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 293 737,50
Address
Friedrich-ebert-allee 140
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Torgauer Strasse 12-15 Euref Campus House 13
10829 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 345 625
Address
Via Anagnina 203
00118 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 519 312,50
Address
Via G Di Vittorio 9
20063 Cernusco Sul Naviglio Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 563 192,88
Address
Hansaallee 205
40549 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 665 625
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ORANGE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 440 825
Address
Rue Olivier De Serres 78
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REDZINC SERVICES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 512 821,75
Address
Taylor's Lane
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 176 925
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELENOR ASA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 136 500
Address
Snaroyveien 30
1331 Fornebu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 344 883
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 815 937,50
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 846 062,50
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIA NETWORK SERVICES AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 193 199,87
Address
Drammensveien 126
0277 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)