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5G Programmable Infrastructure Converging disaggregated neTwork and compUte REsources

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

Coordinator

IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK

Address

Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt Oder

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 538 189,79

Participants (18)

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UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 899 392,64

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 359 582,56

AIRRAYS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 468 142,85

BLU WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 361 202,86

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 443 713,66

COMSA INSTALACIONES Y SISTEMAS INDUSTRIALES SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 439 226,68

COSMOTE KINITES TILEPIKOINONIES AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 239 929,44

EURECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 345 623,04

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 236 000

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 459 916,69

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 466 273,26

MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 251 770,11

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 296 016,84

TRANSPAKET AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 551 401,48

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 298 384,98

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 407 069,90

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 511 641,74

ZEETTA NETWORKS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 423 771,48

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 762057

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 997 250

  • EU contribution

    € 7 997 250

Coordinated by:

IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK

Germany