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5GCITY

Objective

Delivering on the 5G promise of increased data rates, and ubiquitous coverages, poses stringent requirements on traditional vertically integrated operators. In particular, telecom operators are expected to massively roll out Small Cells, which requires finding appropriate urban spaces with both backhaul and energy availability. Network sharing becomes essential to unlock those commercial massive deployments. The open access model, or neutral host, will come to play a key role on the deployment of 5G networks, especially in urban scenarios where very dense Small Cell deploymens are required.
In parallel recent trends are paving the way towards the development of new, heterogeneous and distributed cloud paradigms that significantly differ from today’s established cloud model: with edge computing, cloud architectures are pushed all the way to the edge of the network, close to the devices that produce and act on data. We posit that there are two sets of players perfectly poised to take advantage of both trends since they already own the infrastructure needed to build edge deployments: telecommunication providers and municipalities. 5GCity focuses on how common smart city infrastructure (i.e.,small cells and processing power at the very edge of networks) can bring benefit to both players based on resource sharing and end-to-end virtualization, pushing the cloud model to the extreme edge.
5GCity will design, develop, deploy and demonstrate a distributed cloud and radio platform for municipalities and infrastructure owners acting as 5G neutral hosts. 5GCity’s main aim is to build and deploy a common, multi-tenant, open platform that extends the (centralized) cloud model to the extreme edge of the network, with a demonstration in three different cities (Barcelona, Bristol and Lucca). 5GCity will directly impact a large and varied range of actors: (i) telecom providers; (ii) municipalities; and (iii) a number of different vertical sectors utilizing the city infrastructure
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA

Address

Calle Gran Capita 2-4, Edifici Nexus I
08034 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 775 770,49

Participants (18)

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NEC EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

VIRTUAL OPEN SYSTEMS

France

EU Contribution

€ 452 462,50

ADLINK TECHNOLOGY SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 347 462,50

RETEVISION I SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 303 537,50

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 513 874,91

NEXTWORKS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 345 362,50

COMUNE DI LUCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 250

ITALTEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 411 687,50

INSTITUT MUNICIPAL D'INFORMATICA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 521 750

MOG TECHNOLOGIES SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 291 375

WIND TRE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 550

RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 177 537,50

UBIWHERE LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 296 625

INFORMACIO I COMUNICACIO DE BARCELONA SA SOCIETAT PRIVADA MUNICIPAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 148 312,50

INCITES CONSULTING SARL

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

ACCELLERAN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 319 375

COMUNICARE DIGITALE - ASSOCIAZIONEDI PROMOZIONE SOCIALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 218 924,25

NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 407 510,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761508

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 720 001,13

  • EU contribution

    € 6 072 367,40

Coordinated by:

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA

Spain