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5G integrated Fiber-Wireless networks exploiting existing photonic technologies for high-density SDN-programmable network architectures

Objective

5G-PHOS aims to architect and evaluate 5G broadband wireless networks for dense, ultra-dense and Hot-Spot area use cases drawing from recent results in the area of optical technologies towards producing and exploiting a powerful
photonic integrated circuit technology toolkit. It aims to streamline advances in multi-format and multi-bitrate optical communications, in InP transceiver, in Triplex optical beamformers and in integrated optical add/drop multiplexers in
order to migrate from CPRI-based towards integrated Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) packetized C-RAN fronthaul supporting massive mmWave MIMO communications.It will deliver: a) a set of SDN-programmable units, called FlexBox and
FlexBox-Pro, that will be compatible with the emerging 25Gb/s PON access networks and can deliver FiWi traffic ranging between 25-400Gb/s, b) a set of three different 64x64 MIMO Remote Radio Head configurations exploiting
analog optical beamforming and producing 25Gb/s,100Gb/s and 400Gb/s wireless data-rates, c) an integrated FiWi packetized fronthaul for supporting Medium-Transparent Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation mechanisms and
cooperative radio-optical beamforming, d) a converged FiWi SDN control plane for optimally orchestrating both the optical and the wireless resources. These blocks will be integrated towards architecting 5G networks for 3 use cases,
evaluating their performance in lab-scale and field-trial experiments:

a. 25Gb/s peak data rate PON-overlaid 5G FiWi network for dense areas, capable to offer densities up to 1.7 Tb/s/km2 , to be demonstrated also in field-trial experiments at the deployed network of Greek operator COSMOTE.
b. 400Gb/s peak data-rate SDM-enabled 5G FiWi network targeted for ultra-dense environments and being capable of offering densities up to 28 Tb/s/km2 with <1msec latency.
c.100Gb/s peak data-rate WDM-enabled 5G FiWi network targeted for Hot-Spot areas and being evaluated in field-trial experiments at the stadium of P.A.O.K. F.C. in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/access control
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/topology
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/telecommunications network/optical network

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action
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Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 187 375

Participants (15)

ORANGE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 156 975
Address
Rue Olivier De Serres 78
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
EU contribution
€ 515 725
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
III-V LAB
France
EU contribution
€ 605 157,50
Address
1 Avenue Augustin Fresnel Campus Polytechnique
91767 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 832 435
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
COSMOTE KINITES TILEPIKOINONIES AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 281 575
Address
Kifissias 99
15124 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 519 312,50
Address
Calle Doctor Rizal 10, P.bj2 Pta 2
08006 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 354 575
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
INCELLIGENT IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKIETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 323 750
Address
L. Syggrou 189
171 21 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 939 875
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 397 500
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIKLU COMMUNICATION LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 568 925
Address
Hasivim Street 43
49517 Petach Tikwa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANTHESSALONIKIOS ATHLITIKOS OMILOS KONSTANTINOUPOLITON - PAOK PODOSFAIRIKI ANONIMI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 95 725
Address
Mirkas Asias Gipedo Tsoumpas
54351 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 134 400
Address
Via Anagnina 203
00118 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 747 985,88
Address
Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 187 250
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)