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Building on the Use of Spatial Multiplexing 5G Networks Infrastructures and Showcasing Advanced technologies and Networking Capabilties

Objective

BlueSpace addresses the challenges of increased capacity, scalability, manageability, resource allocation of 5G networks by adopting a pragmatic yet disruptive and future proof approach. The core concept of this project is exploiting the added value of Spatial Division Multiplexing (SDM) in the Radio Access Network (RAN) with efficient optical beamforming interface for the pragmatic Ka-band wireless transmission band. Both being seamlessly integreable in next generation optical access networks infrastructures with massive beam steering capabilities and with flexible networkmanagement control BlueSpace proposition offers unrivalled characteristics that include:

a) increased bandwidth provision by naturally enabling and supporting massive multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) in the Ka-band with seamless starting/ending interface with the fiber medium by exploiting space diversity in the RF domain with efficient beamsteering in the photonic domain,

b) A compact infrastructure that is reconfigurable by means of Software Defined (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigms and with

c) full integration with existing approaches for access networks such as Passive Optical Networks (PONs).
By achieving its goal BlueSpace is a truly viable and efficient path for 5G wireless communications with a 1000-fold increase in capacity, connectivity for over 1 billion users, strict latency control, and network software programming.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /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

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 825 045,35

Participants (13)

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 508 013,58
Address
Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 398 250
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 369 912,50
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 428 028,57
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 875
Address
Maerzenquelle 1-3
98617 Meiningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 412 625
Address
New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7Km
19002 Peania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 614 190
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPTOSCRIBE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 317 437,50
Address
Unit 1 Rosebank Park Rosebank Road
EH54 7EJ Livingston
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 948 750
Address
Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORANGE POLSKA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 212 500
Address
Al Aleje Jerozolimskie 160
02 326 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 165 875
Address
Kifisias 99
15124 Maroussi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEXTWORKS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 362 000
Address
Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EULAMBIA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES MONOPROSOPI ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 586 625
Address
Ag Ioannou 24
15342 Ag Paraskeyi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)