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

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.
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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

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ORANGE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 156 975

MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 515 725

III-V LAB

France

EU Contribution

€ 605 157,50

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 832 435

COSMOTE KINITES TILEPIKOINONIES AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 281 575

IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 519 312,50

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 354 575

INCELLIGENT IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKIETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 323 750

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 939 875

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 397 500

SIKLU COMMUNICATION LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 568 925

PANTHESSALONIKIOS ATHLITIKOS OMILOS KONSTANTINOUPOLITON - PAOK PODOSFAIRIKI ANONIMI ETAIRIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 95 725

ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 134 400

LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 747 985,88

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 187 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761989

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 621 446,25

  • EU contribution

    € 7 848 540,88

Coordinated by:

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece