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5G Programmable Infrastructure Converging disaggregated neTwork and compUte REsources

Objective

The explosive growth of mobile internet traffic introduces the need to transform traditional closed, static and inelastic network infrastructures into open, scalable and elastic ecosystems supporting new types of connectivity, high mobility and new mission-critical services for operators, vendors and vertical industries.
5G-PICTURE will develop and demonstrate a converged fronthaul and backhaul infrastructure integrating advanced wireless and novel optical network solutions. Τo address the limitations of the current D-RAN and C-RAN approaches, 5G-PICTURE will exploit flexible functional splits that can be dynamically selected, to optimise resource and energy efficiency.
This results in a paradigm shift, from RAN and C-RAN to ʽDis-Aggregated RANʼ (DA-RAN). DA-RAN is a novel concept where HW and SW components are disaggregated across the wireless, optical and compute/storage domains. ʽResource disaggregationʼ allows decoupling these components, creating a common “pool of resources” that can be independently selected and allocated on demand to compose any infrastructure service. Key enablers for DA-RAN are 1) network ʽsoftwarizationʼ, migrating from the conventional closed networking model to an open reference platform, supported through 2) HW programmability, where HW is configured directly by network functions, to provide the required performance. This will enable provisioning of any service by flexibly mixing-and-matching network, compute and storage resources without sacrificing performance and efficiency as is the case in today’s NFV-based solutions.
To validate these capabilities, 5G-PICTURE will demonstrate converged fronthaul and backhaul services in: a) a smart city environment, b) a 5G railway experimental testbed showcasing seamless service provisioning and mobility management in high-speed moving environments and c) a stadium with ultra-high user density, supporting media services.
The project results will be widely promoted for adoption and standardization

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2
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Coordinator

IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Address
Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt Oder
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 538 391,76

Participants (18)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 899 392,64
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 399 582,56
Address
Maerzenquelle 1-3
98617 Meiningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Xilinx Dresden GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 468 142,85
Address
Kramergasse 4
01067 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLU WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 361 202,86
Address
Engine Shed Station Approach Temple Meads
BS1 6QH Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 463 713,66
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMSA INSTALACIONES Y SISTEMAS INDUSTRIALES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 469 226,68
Address
Avenida Roma 25-27
08029 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COSMOTE KINITES TILEPIKOINONIES AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 239 929,44
Address
Kifissias 99
15124 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 345 623,04
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Spain
EU contribution
€ 246 000
Address
Carrer Del Cardenal Sentmenat 4
08017 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 459 916,69
Address
Hansaallee 205
40549 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 466 273,26
Address
Calle Gran Capita 2-4, Edifici Nexus I
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
EU contribution
€ 251 770,11
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 296 016,84
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRANSPAKET AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 451 199,51
Address
Hoffsveien 21-23
0275 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 298 384,98
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 407 069,90
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 511 641,74
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZEETTA NETWORKS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 423 771,48
Address
18 Chantry Road
BS8 2QD Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)