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Embedded Network Services for 5G Experiences

Objective

5G ESSENCE addresses the paradigms of Edge Cloud computing and Small Cell as a Service by fuelling the drivers and removing the barriers in the Small Cell market, forecasted to grow at an impressive pace up to 2020 and beyond and to play a key-role in the 5G ecosystem. 5G ESSENCE provides a highly flexible and scalable platform,able to support new business models and revenue streams by creating a neutral host market and reducing operational costs by providing new opportunities for ownership, deployment,toperation and amortisation.
The technical approach exploits the benefits of the centralisation of Small Cell functions as scale grows through an edge cloud environment based on a two-tier architecture: a first distributed tier for providing low latency services and a second centralised tier for providing high processing power for computing-intensive network applications. This allows decoupling the control and user planes of the Radio Access Network (RAN) and achieving the benefits of Cloud-RAN without the enormous fronthaul latency restrictions. The use of end-to-end network slicing mechanisms will allow sharing the 5G ESSENCE infrastructure among multiple operators/vertical industries and customising its capabilities on a per-tenant basis. The versatility of the architecture is enhanced by high-performance virtualisation techniques for data isolation, latency reduction and resource efficiency, and by orchestrating lightweight virtual resources enabling efficient Virtualised Network Function placement and live migration. 5G ESSENCE leverages knowledge, SW modules and prototypes from various 5G-PPP Phase-1 projects,SESAME being particularly relevant. Building on these foundations, very ambitious objectives are targeted, culminating with the prototyping and demonstration of 5G ESSENCE system in three real-life use cases associated to vertical industries, i.e., edge network acceleration in a crowded event, mission critical applications, and in-flight communications.
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Coordinator

HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION S.A. - OTE AE (ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE)

Address

Kifissias Avenue 99
15124 Maroussi - Athens

Greece

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 600 500

Participants (22)

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NEC EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

INTEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 425 750

TriaGnoSys GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 465 050

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 378 750

PIETRZYK SLAWOMIR

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 291 000

WIND TRE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 177 500

ATHONET SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 220 000

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 419 125

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 403 750

SMART MOBILE LABS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 296 250

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 694 250

CYBERLENS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 246 250

BAPCO LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 473 500

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 469 887,50

ITALTEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 352 500

ORION INNOVATIONS PRIVATE COMPANY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 425 000

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 223 500

EIGHT BELLS LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 267 500

MUNICIPALITY OF EGALEO

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 94 375

NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 578 835

CASA COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 362 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761592

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 982 397,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 978 272,50

Coordinated by:

HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION S.A. - OTE AE (ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE)

Greece