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Optical Networks: towards bandwidth manageability and cost efficiency

Objective

This Network of Excellence (NoE) aims at integrating and focusing the rich know-how available in Europe on optical communication and networks, both in universities and in research centres of major telecom manufacturers and operators. It builds upon the experience gained within the previous NoE e-Photon/ONe, funded within the 1st IST call of FP6.

The set of expertises available in the NoE ranges from optical technologies to networking devices, network architectures and protocols, new services fostered by photonic technologies. The NoE contributes to the Strategic Objective "Broadband for All", with specific focus (quoting from the EC IST 2005-2006 Workprogramme) on "new concepts for network management, control and protocols", and on "increased bandwidth capacity, in the access network as well in the underlying optical core/metro network (including in particular optical burst and packet switching)".

The main technical aim of the e-Photon/ONe+ is to demonstrate and spread awareness of the advantages of optical over electronic technologies in both telecom networks and customer-controlled grids. The participants to the NoE will jointly work towards a consensus on the engineering choices for the deployment of cost-effective optical technologies as the foundation for the future Internet, with the intention to provide valuable inputs to standardization bodies and guidelines to operators, as well as competitive feedback to European telecom equipment manufacturers.

Integration will be pursued primarily by establishing long-term collaborations among partners in terms of research, of infrastructures sharing, and of education and training. The NoE will provide the platform within which the main instruments to achieve these long-lasting collaborations, such as the exchange of researchers between partners, the involvement in coordinated research activities, and the development of joint teaching programs and events, will be effectively deployed.

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi, 24
10129 Torino
Italy

Participants (39)

ALCATEL-LUCENT ITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Repubblica 25
20124 Milano
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanislawa Staszica w Krakowie
Poland
Address
Al. Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
BILKENT UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address
Eskisehir Yolu 8 Km
06800 Bilkent, Ankara
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1521 PF 91 Budapest
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
ETAIREIA EREVNAS KAI EPIMORFOSIS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS
Greece
Address
19.5 Km Markopoulo Ave.
19002 Peania Attica
FACULTE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONS
Belgium
Address
Rue De Houdain 9
7000 Mons
FONDAZIONE UGO BORDONI
Italy
Address
Via Baldassarre Castiglione 59
00142 Roma
FRANCE TELECOM SA
France
Address
Place D Alleray 6
75015 Paris
FRAUNHOFER IAF
Germany
Address
Tullastr. 72
79108 München
FUJITSU LABORATORIES OF EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hayes Park Central, Hayes End Road
UB4 8FE Hayes, Middlesex
GROUPE DES ECOLES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS
France
Address
46, Rue Barrault
75634 Paris 13
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Street 42
10682 Athina
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal
Address
Avenida De Rovisco Pais 1
Lisboa
INTERDISCIPLINAIR INSTITUUT VOOR BREEDBANDTECHNOLOGIE VZW
Belgium
Address
Gaston Crommenlaan 8 Bus 102
9050 Gent
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
MULTITEL ASBL
Belgium
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
7000 Mons
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Christou Lada 6
Athina
PANEPISTIMIO PELOPONNISOU
Greece
Address
Stavrou 28 Kai Karyotaki
22100 Tripoli
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
Milano
RESEARCH ACADEMIC COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Greece
Address
N. Kazantzaki, Campus Of Rio Patras
26500 Rio Patras
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA
Croatia
Address
Unska 3
10000 Zagreb
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2
5600 MB Eindhoven
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
TELENOR ASA
Norway
Address
Snaroeyveien 30
1331 Fornebu
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Einstein1, Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Madrid 126
Getafe (Madrid)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ Southampton