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FUTEBOL: Federated Union of Telecommunications Research Facilities for an EU-Brasil Open Laboratory

FUTEBOL: Federated Union of Telecommunications Research Facilities for an EU-Brasil Open Laboratory

Objective

FUTEBOL composes a federation of research infrastructure in Europe and Brazil, develops a supporting control framework, and conducts experimentation-based research in order to advance the state of telecommunications through the investigation of converged optical/wireless networks. Current wireless trends (cell densification, coordinated communication, massive MIMO) pose a new set of challenges that require the joint consideration of optical and wireless network architectures. These problems are of direct impact to emerging economies such as Brazil, with highly heterogeneous infrastructure capabilities and demand, as well as to more established markets such as the EU, which aims to regain its leadership in the next generation of telecommunication technologies. FUTEBOL establishes the research infrastructure to address these research challenges through innovation over this infrastructure, with a consortium of leading industrial and academic telecommunications institutions. In this capacity, the methodology of the FUTEBOL project is organized into three steps: i) the composition of federated research infrastructure suited for integrated optical/wireless experimentation, ii) the development of a converged control framework to support experimentation on the federated research infrastructure, and iii) the direct advancement of telecommunications through research using the developed research infrastructure and control framework. The steps of FUTEBOL relate to one another in a layered manner: the end-user driven advancement of telecommunications relies on the development of the FUTEBOL converged control framework, which, in turn, requires the composition of federated research infrastructure. In this way, FUTEBOL directly addresses the agreed priority areas of Brazil and Europe cooperation to guide future innovation in the area of ICT. By leveraging and extending the prior work of the FIRE programme and FIBRE project, FUTEBOL expedites industry-centric innovation.
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Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Address

College Green
2 Dublin

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 439 491

Participants (5)

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UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 323 875

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 258 103

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 237 563

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 197 914

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 42 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 688941

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    28 February 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 499 446

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 446

Coordinated by:

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland