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5G-TRANSFORMER: 5G Mobile Transport Platform for Verticals

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761536

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 510 582,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 985 582,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

Objective

The vision of the 5G-TRANSFORMER project is that Mobile Transport Networks shall transform from today’s rigid interconnection solutions into an SDN/NFV-based 5G Mobile Transport and Computing Platform (MTP) able of simultaneously supporting an extremely diverse range of networking and computing requirements to meet in particular the specific needs of vertical industries. A new networking paradigm known as Network Slicing has emerged for 5G as the most promising approach to address this challenge by enabling per slice management of virtualized resources. 5G-TRANSFORMER aims to bring the “Network Slicing” paradigm into mobile transport networks by provisioning and managing MTP slices tailored to the needs of vertical industries. Specifically: automotive, healthcare and media. The technical approach is twofold: (1) Enable Vertical Industries to meet their service requirements within customised MTP slices; and (2) Aggregate and Federate transport networking and computing fabric, from the edge up to the core and cloud, to create and manage MTP slices throughout a federated virtualized infrastructure. The proposed solution defines three novel building blocks that will be developed and demonstrated integrating the aforementioned three vertical industries:
(1) Vertical Slicer as the logical entry point (i.e., one stop shop) for verticals to support the creation of their respective transport slices in a short time-scale (in the order of minutes).
(2) Service Orchestrator to orchestrate the federation of transport networking and computing resources from multiple domains and manage their allocation to slices.
(3) Mobile Transport and Computing Platform as the underlying unified transport stratum for integrated fronthaul and backhaul networks.
The 5G-TRANSFORMER project addresses “ICT 07–2017: 5G PPP Research and Validation of critical technologies and systems” with a special focus on the TA11: Converged 5G FlexHaul Network objectives of the pre-structuring model.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Address

Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 898 562,50

Participants (18)

NEC EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 457 750

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 548 125

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 408 227,50

INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 428 750

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 425 707,50

ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 370 733,75

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 410 000

AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 72 355,24

B-COM

France

EU Contribution

€ 653 825

NEXTWORKS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 450 203,29

MIRANTIS POLAND SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 585 000

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 464 301,69

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 340 911,03

EURECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 283 022,50

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 283 125

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE INCORPORATED

Taiwan

NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 904 982,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761536

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 510 582,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 985 582,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain