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Single Point Of aTtachment communications empowered by cLoud computing and bIG data analytics running on-top of massively distributed and loosely-coupled Heterogeneous mobile data neTworks

Objective

To handle the unprecedented demand for mobile data traffic, different vendors, operators and research programmes have aimed to develop radio access technologies (RATs) that boost physical-layer link capacity, utilize millimeter wave radio, or further densify network topology. Notable steps have also been made towards shifting baseband processing from the (currently) ultra dense network edge to a central location where coordinated resource management will be performed. Nonetheless, the today’s mobile network ecosystem includes vastly heterogeneous, evidently overlapping (in coverage) and fully isolated (in operation) attachment points that still handle most of the functions necessary for mobile data communications independently. Aiming to meet and surpass the requirements set for the 5G-and-Beyond mobile data network, in SPOTLIGHT we will create a fully-integrated and multi-disciplinary network of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) that will analyze, design, and optimize the performance of a disruptive new mobile network architecture: the SPOTLIGHT architecture. This architecture promises to break performance limitations present to the currently loosely inter-connected, resource-fragmented and isolated in operation mobile network ecosystem, by transforming the currently loosely-coupled multitude of heterogeneous and multi-layered RATs to a flat coalition of massively distributed antenna sub-systems that are optimally orchestrated by a cloud-empowered network core. Our primary aim will be to support for the first time self-including yet ultra-reliable radio communications at the edge network. To further reduce response time and enhance network resilience, all functions necessary for mobile communications will be subject of i) massive parallelization in cloud platforms at the network core and ii) big data analysis running on-top of a virtual pool of shared energy, radio, computing and storage resources at the network.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
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6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 484 773,84

Participants (10)

IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Doctor Rizal 10, P.bj2 Pta 2
08006 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NESSOS AE OLOKLIROMENON LISEON KAI SISTIMATON PLIROFORIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 242 386,92
Address
Patision 89
10434 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEC EUROPE LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MTN CYPRUS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 241 379,28
Address
Leoforos Kennedy 87
1077 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 39
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Kurfursten-anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)