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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 762055

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 655 127,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 655 127,50

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

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.
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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

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 508 013,58

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 398 250

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 369 912,50

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 428 028,57

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 875

INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 412 625

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 614 190

OPTOSCRIBE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 317 437,50

LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 948 750

ORANGE POLSKA SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 212 500

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

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 165 875

NEXTWORKS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 362 000

EULAMBIA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES MONOPROSOPI ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHINIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 586 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 762055

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 655 127,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 655 127,50

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands