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5G-CORAL: A 5G Convergent Virtualised Radio Access Network Living at the Edge

5G-CORAL: A 5G Convergent Virtualised Radio Access Network Living at the Edge

Objective

The 5G-CORAL project leverages on the pervasiveness of edge and fog computing in the Radio Access Network (RAN) to create a unique opportunity for access convergence. This is envisioned by the means of an integrated and virtualised networking and computing solution where virtualised functions, context-aware services, and user and third-party applications are blended together to offer enhanced connectivity and better quality of experience. The proposed solution contemplates two major building blocks, namely (i) the Edge and Fog computing System (EFS) subsuming all the edge and fog computing substrate offered as a shared hosting environment for virtualised functions, services, and applications; and (ii) the Orchestration and Control System (OCS) responsible for managing and controlling the EFS, including its interworking with other (non-EFS) domains (e.g., transport and core networks, distant clouds, etc.). Through the 5G-CORAL solution, several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be achieved, notably an ultra-low end-to-end latency in the order of milliseconds. Moreover, new business prospects arise with new stakeholders in the value chain, notably small players owning computing and networking assets in the local service area, such as in shopping malls, airports, trains and cars. These environments will be used to validate the system in three complementary end-to-end large-scale testbeds in Taiwan, supporting innovative applications such as augmented reality, car safety, and IoT gateway.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Address

Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 572 000

Participants (9)

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ERICSSON AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 314 473,75

INTERDIGITAL EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 470 500

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 237 750

TELCARIA IDEAS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 302 750

RISE SICS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 381 750

AZCOM TECHNOLOGY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 218 000

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE INCORPORATED

Taiwan

ADLINK TECHNOLOGY INC

Taiwan

NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY

Taiwan

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761586

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 856 973,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 497 223,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain