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5G Exchange

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.
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Coordinator

ERICSSON MAGYARORSZAG KOMMUNIKACIOS RENDSZEREK K.F.T.

Address

Konyves Kalman Korut 11 B Ep
1097 Budapest

Hungary

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 476 347,38

Participants (18)

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ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 277 725

ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 221 500

BISDN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 578 375

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 512 500

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 293 737,50

EUROPEAN CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 345 625

HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 519 312,50

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 563 192,88

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 665 625

ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 440 825

REDZINC SERVICES LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 512 821,75

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 176 925

TELENOR ASA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 136 500

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 344 883

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 815 937,50

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 846 062,50

MEDIA NETWORK SERVICES AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 193 199,87

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671636

  • Start date

    1 October 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 003 725

  • EU contribution

    € 7 921 094,88

Coordinated by:

ERICSSON MAGYARORSZAG KOMMUNIKACIOS RENDSZEREK K.F.T.

Hungary