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Pan European laboratory for next generation networks and services

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034305

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 930 742

  • EU contribution

    € 1 321 000

Coordinated by:

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH

Germany

Objective

The Pan-European Laboratory (Panlab) is a concept that is being introduced to enable the trial and evaluation of service concepts, technologies, system solutions and business models to the point where the risks associated with launching of these as commercial products will be minimised. The accomplishment of this objective, which should encompass many different European collaborative projects, is an important step towards the establishment of a truly pan European collaboration network.

An experts group will define a Common Technology Vision for ICT and the Panlab. This will serve as a Technology Roadmap and as a Strategic Development Guideline for European and global telecommunications. Furthermore the project will define a Pan European Laboratory (Panlab) for Next Generation networks and Services in terms of legal and operational general conditions, as well as in terms of technical infrastructure. The result will be a framework under which a Panlab should operate.

The Panlab will build a full chart of the testing labs and sites available and will present a plan of coordination between these so that the full benefit will be realised. The SSA will pave the way for a clear view of where in Europe is the best place to test a specific technology, system, service or application. This view will be made available for projects in FP6, FP7 and EUREKA clusters (e.g. CELTIC), as well as on the national level.

This SSA will enable the implementation of a physical infrastructure (interconnection facilities, remote management capabilities, etc.), aiming at establishing integration, testing, validation/verification and possibly certification services for product prototypes of European collaborative projects. The ultimate goal of the project is the establishment of the grounds for a future operational and long-term self-sustainable Pan-European laboratory including a business model that would advise on the continuation of the action as an independent entity.

Coordinator

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH

Address

Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg

Germany

Participants (10)

ALCATEL - LUCENT FRANCE

France

DIGITAL MEDIA INNOVATIONS FINLAND D

Finland

ECOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPERIEURE

Canada

FRANCE TELECOM SA

France

FRAUNHOFER IAF

Germany

ITALTEL S.P.A.

Italy

NOKIA OYJ

Finland

RAD DATA COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

Israel

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL

Spain

THOMSON R & D FRANCE SNC

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034305

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 930 742

  • EU contribution

    € 1 321 000

Coordinated by:

EURESCOM-EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGIC STUDIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS GMBH

Germany