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High-tech and affordable 5G network roll-out to every corner

Objective

The large-scale rollout of 5G networks has started becoming a reality, with big vendors deploying 5G network equipment and MNOs being on the verge of its commercialization. However, in parallel to the deployment of such 5G high-performing network, there is an unprecedented urge to support solutions tailored to specific types of networks, capable of offering ubiquitous coverage with high data rate availability, densification and high capillarity of access points to enhance 5G system capacity.
Affordable5G aims at creating a 5G network that will deliver a complete and affordable solution covering the needs of private and enterprise networks through technical innovation that span across all parts of 5G network, leveraging cell densification, RU/DU/CU split, hardware acceleration, edge computing and core network virtualization, seamlessly combined with the adoption of open source RAN, MEC and MANO solutions, for cloud-native, micro-service based deployments.
To achieve its innovative and ambitious goal, the consortium brings together ten European SMEs, supported by MVNOs, system integrators and research institutes, grasping the opportunity to enhance their products, according to each company’s roadmap, while fostering collaboration among them.
In this way, Affordable5G will offer a first-class opportunity to European SMEs to become frontrunners in the global 5G competition, facilitating them in their commercialization paths and strategies in niche market cases of neutral hosting, private networks and MVNOs with new entrant actors.
The innovative solution will be evaluated and validated in two vertical pilots related to emergency communications and smart cities, which have been properly selected as being highly representative in terms of system performance, scalability, mobility patterns, slice types, deployment requirements and impact in the future 5G market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 400 750

Participants (16)

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING ISRAEL LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 356 125
Address
2 Hatidhar Street / Beit Millennium 12
Raanana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RETEVISION I SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 301 875
Address
Calle Juan Esplandiu 11-13
28007 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCELLERAN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 330 750
Address
Heerstraat 12
2440 Geel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATHONET SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 304 500
Address
Padriciano 99 Area Science Park
34149 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THINK SILICON RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY SINGLE MEMBER SOCIETE ANONYME
Greece
EU contribution
€ 233 712,50
Address
Patras Sciences Park
265 04 Platani Rio Akhaias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RUNEL NGMT LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 390 950
Address
2 Hachoma Street Econd Floor
7565502 Rishon Letzion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEMERGENT SOLUTIONS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 875
Address
Al Urquijo S/n 2 (Zitek Bilbao, Escuela De Ingeneria)
48013 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UBIWHERE LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 217 000
Address
Travessa Senhor Das Barrocas 38
3800 075 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARTEL GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 355 250
Address
Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INCITES CONSULTING SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 189 875
Address
130 Route D'arlon
8008 Strassen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIGHT BELLS LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 278 250
Address
Agias Paraskevis 23 Strovolos
2002 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEARBY COMPUTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 208 250
Address
Berruguete 60-62
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 342 250
Address
Avda Cervantes, Num. 2
29016 Malaga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 401 250
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 365 500
Address
Calle Gran Capita 2-4, Edifici Nexus I
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
EURECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 375 250
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophiatech
06410 Biot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments