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METRO High bandwidth, 5G Application-aware optical network, with edge storage, compUte and low Latency

Objective

METRO-HAUL is a project proposal addressing the Horizon 2020 ICT-07 5G PPP call; it is an RIA, focusing on strand 2 (high capacity elastic – optical networks) and strand 3 (software networks). The central topic is cost-efficient optical metro networks for 5G backhaul.
The aim of this project is to design and build a smart, but cost-effective, optical metro infrastructure able to support traffic originating from heterogeneous 5G access networks, addressing the anticipated capacity increase and its specific characteristics such as mobility, low latency, and high bandwidth. This infrastructure will be able to also support a wide variety of 5G applications with special emphasis on services from various industries vertical to the ICT.
This will be achieved by architecting new access-facing and core-facing nodes, complete with storage and compute facilities, interconnected by novel, spectrally efficient, and adaptive optical transmission networks. Advanced concepts, such as hardware disaggregation and virtualisation, will assist in hitting challenging cost targets whilst enabling automation and programmability – all supported by a purpose-designed SDN-based control plane which will interface with client applications, intelligently catering for the wide range of 5G KPIs.
METRO-HAUL will coordinate the disparate elements of transmission, switching, networking, compute, and storage, orchestrating dynamic solutions for multiple 5G applications.
METRO-HAUL will carry out Proof of Concept demonstrations of its networking solution involving the interconnection of metro node prototypes, the use of the project's transmission technologies, and the associated control plane and orchestration software. The final project demonstrations will also involve the demonstration of actual 5G and vertical services across the METRO-HAUL test-bed.
Additionally, the project will actively participate in the relevant standardization bodies, promoting METRO-HAUL solutions to the wider community.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/telecommunications network/optical network
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
Address
Newgate Street 81
EC1A 7AJ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 721 767,25

Participants (20)

TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 472 500
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 559 575
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 546 080
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 875
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 461 526,25
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 363 125
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NAUDIT HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AND NETWORKING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Calle Einstein 13 1A Planta Campus De Cantoblanco
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPENLIGHTCOMM LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Aston House Cornwall Avenue
N3 1LF London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEXDEN TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 141 250
Address
Brook Street - Brewery House 1
CO7 9DS Colchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZEETTA NETWORKS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 171 250
Address
18 Chantry Road
BS8 2QD Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 489 770
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 404 947,50
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INFINERA UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 227 500
Address
Rua Da Garagem 1
2790-078 Carnaxide
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Via Anagnina 203
00118 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 658 875
Address
Maerzenquelle 1-3
98617 Meiningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 438 587,50
Address
Site Nokia Paris Saclay, Route De Villejust
91620 Nozay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OLD DOG CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 335 606,25
Address
Abbey Road Ty Du
LL20 8EB Llangollen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QOGNIFY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 183 750
Address
Werner-von-siemens-strasse 2-6
76646 Bruchsal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS ITALIA SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Piazzale Biancamano 8
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 216 875
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments