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Coordinated control and spectrum management for 5G heterogeneous radio access networks

Objective

The exponential growth of mobile traffic, drastically increasing of network complexity, and the strong need for inter-network coordination of wireless network resources call for breakthroughs in control, coordination and flexible spectrum management in 5G heterogeneous radio access networks. The COHERENT project aims to address these problems by researching, developing and validating a novel control framework for future mobile networks. The key innovation of COHERENT is to develop a unified programmable control framework to coordinate the underlying heterogeneous mobile networks as a whole. The COHERENT control framework has two unique features to deal with the insufficiency of current control solutions for inter-network coordination. First, theories and methods to abstract the low layer network states and behaviors of different underlying mobile networks are developed, which provides a simplified but sufficient abstracted network view for network-wide control and resource coordination. Network abstraction will significantly reduce the signaling overhead, making scalable network-wide control solutions feasible, and enable more flexible spectrum management, which are key for the success of 5G networks. Second, based on the abstracted network view, common interfaces and software-development kits will be developed to enable programmability in controlling and coordinating heterogeneous mobile networks. The programmable control will provide operators a flexible and cost efficient way to implement new control functions and thus to support new services. The innovative impact of the COHERENT project is in enabling a unified control and coordination framework for heterogeneous mobile networks by combining innovative approaches on abstraction of low layers in underlying mobile networks, software defined networking, and flexible spectrum management. COHERENT will build a true proof-of-concept prototype to demonstrate the applicability and benefits of its approach.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 941 618,25

Participants (14)

EURECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 484 778,33
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 503 959,34
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 404 700
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISE SICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 620 392
Address
Po Box 1263
164 29 Kista
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 205 000
Address
Torgauer Strasse 12-15 Euref Campus House 13
10829 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 536 883,75
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMAGILITY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 414 687,50
Address
Charnwood Bldg Holywell Park
LE11 3AQ Loughborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 468 638
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
Kifisias 99
15124 Maroussi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GOLDHAMER MARIANA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 302 273,75
Address
Elimelech Rimalt Street 6 Apt 3
52281 Ramat Gan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECHNIKA POZNANSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 205 625
Address
Pl Marii Sklodowskiej Curie 5
60 965 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INEA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 113 562
Address
Ul. Klaudyny Potockiej 25
60211 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FAIRSPECTRUM OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 273 750
Address
Itainen Pitkakatu 4
20520 Turku
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRAVELPING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 235 931,08
Address
Rontgenstrasse 13
39108 Magdeburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)