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Broadband services for everyone over fixed wireless access networks

Objective

BROADWAN has three major goals:
- Develop an economical realistic network architecture to provide true broadband services for all citizens in Europe.
- Bring European industry in the lead for next generation wireless solutions.
- Motivate advanced utilisation of broadband services at all levels of the society by performing wireless demonstrations and trials in rural areas.

Business, organisations, education, health care, culture, and community authorities take more and more advantage of broadband services. Provided that this is achieved European-wide it is beneficial to the people as well as business industry without damaging the environment. Furthermore, broadband technology helps European business, and radio based technology has, in particular, the potential of improving third world societies dramatically. Efficient wireless access systems ensure that everyone in Europe can get access for broadband services within a reasonable time frame.

A pan-European full service coverage requirement leads to an access networking structure where wireless solutions are necessary as well as attractive. European broadband industry in the lead will have a very interesting global market. In some areas wireless solutions will interwork with or compete with other solutions, in other areas they represent the only possibility. The radio solutions will be important for competition and represent an extension of the fixed network into the broadband nomadic and mobile domain. BROADWAN encompasses a total solution for universal hybrid broadband access networks for fixed and nomadic users.

This will be achieved through many innovations within global coverage architecture, new generation adaptive equipment and automatic network planning and management software. The 25 BROADWAN partners comprise operators, industry, academia, and consultancy from 10 countries representing all parts of Europe. The significant numbers of SMEs are particularly focussing on broadband service provision.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

TELENOR ASA
Address
Snaroeyveien 30
1331 Fornebu
Norway

Participants (26)

ALCATEL CIT
France
Address
Rue De La Baume 12
75008 Paris
ALCATEL THALES III V LAB
France
Address
Route De Nozay
91460 Marcoussis
ALVARION LTD.
Israel
Address
21A Habarzel Street
69710 Tel Aviv
APIF MOVIQUITY S.A.
Spain
Address
Calle Isabel De Colbrand 10 - Edificio Venecia, Pl. 5 Of.150
28050 Madrid
ASOCIACION DE EMPRESAS DE ELECTRONICA, TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION Y TELECOMUNICACIONES DE ESPANA
Spain
Address
Cl. Principe Vergara 74
28006 Madrid
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
30 - 36 Newport Road
CF24 0DE Cardiff
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
CORITEL - CONSORZIO DI RICERCA SULLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
Address
Via Anagnina 203
00040 Morena - Roma
COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS
United Kingdom
Address
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
OX11 0QX Chilton, Didcot
INFOGLOBAL CLM S.A.
Spain
Address
Cervantes, 169
13001 Ciudad Real
INSTITUT DE L'AUDIOVISUEL ET DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS EN EUROPE - IDATE
France
Address
Route De Castelnau
34170 Clapiers
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Address
Steyrergasse 17
8010 Graz
NAVUS GESELLSCHAFT FUER SOFTWARE-ENTWICKLUNG UND -VERTRIEB MBH
Germany
Address
Zeppelinstrasse 2
88212 Ravensburg
NERA NETWORKS AS
Norway
Address
Kokstadveien 23
5020 Bergen
T-SYSTEMS RIC RESEARCH LTD.
Hungary
Address
Koenyves Kalman Krt. 12-14
1097 Budapest
TECNOLOGIE UNI.COM CENTRO RICERCHE TELECOMUNICAZIONI S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via G. Melisurgo 4
80100 Napoli
TELECOM CASTILLA LA MANCHA S.A.
Spain
Address
Poligono Ind Sta Maria Benqueria Cl Rio Valemarias Sn
45007 Toledo
TELECOMS CONNECT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
11 Agecroft Network Centre, Lamplight Way
M27 8UJ Salford
THALES COMMUNICATIONS S.A.
France
Address
160 Boulevard De Valmy
92700 Colombes
THALES RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
2 Dashwood Lang Road, The Bourne Business Park
KT15 2NX Addleston, Weybridge, Surrey
THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Hunter Street
MK18 1EG Buckingham
THOMSON R & D FRANCE SNC
France
Address
Quai Alphonse Le Gallo 46
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
UNIVERSITAET SALZBURG
Austria
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
Address
Str Constantin Daicoviciu 15
400020 Cluj Napoca
UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES
France
Address
33 Rue Francois Mitterand
87032 Limoges