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Ambient Networks Phase 2

Objective

The future wireless world will be filled by a multitude of user devices, and wireless technologies. Simple-to-use, anytime-anywhere network access affordable for everyone is an undisputed must for the eSociety, where the user will expect a rich set of communication services independently of the access used. Devising technologies for true Plug-and-Play networking, efficient use of all infrastructure investments and access competition are the key technical challenges to achieve this vision.

The Ambient Networks project is addressing these challenges by developing innovative mobile network solutions for increased competition and cooperation in an environment with a multitude of access technologies, network operators and business actors. It offers a complete, coherent wireless network solution based on dynamic composition of networks that provide access to any network through the instant establishment of inter-network agreements. The concept offers common control functions to a wide range of different applications and access technologies, enabling the integrated, scalable and transparent control of network capabilities.

The project has three phases. Phase 1 has established the overall approach and developed innovative technical concepts. Phase 2 will prove their viability through implementation, integration, measurements and performance evaluation, enabling concurrent standardisation. The planned effort of approximately 2400 person-months reflects the strategic and technical ambitions of Ambient Networks during its second phase.

Ambient Networks brings together a strong industry-led consortium of the leading operators, vendors, SMEs and research organisations, with the determination, skills and critical mass to create cross-industry consensus for mobile and wireless systems beyond 3G. The results will facilitate the incremental market introduction of new services, and stimulate sustainable growth in the European mobile communications sector.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ERICSSON AB
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
Sweden

Participants (42)

AKADEMICKIE CENTRUM KOMPUTEROWE CYFRONET AKADEMII GORNICZO-HUTNICZEJ IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Address
Ul. Nawojki 11
30-950 Krakow
ALCATEL SEL AG
Germany
Address
Lorenzstrasse 10
70435 Stuttgart
ANF DATA SPOL. S R.O.
Czechia
Address
Pujmanove 1221/8
14000 Praha 4
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC.
United Kingdom
Address
81 Newgate Street
EC1A 7AJ London
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1521 PF 91 Budapest
Business Unit of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences
Netherlands
Address
Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6
2628 XE Delft
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
1455 Blvd. De Maisonneuve West
H3G 1M8 Montreal
CONSORZIO FERRARA RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Via Savonarola, 9 - Presso Universita' Degli Studi
44100 Ferrara
CRITICAL SOFTWARE SA
Portugal
Address
Parque Industrial De Taveiro Lote 48
Coimbra
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Epplestrasse 225
70567 Stuttgart
DOCOMO COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Address
Landsbergerstrasse 312
80687 Muenchen
ELISA OYJ
Finland
Address
Kutomotie18
00380 Helsinki
ERICSSON GMBH
Germany
Address
Fritz-vomfelde-strasse 26
40547 Duesseldorf
ERICSSON MAGYARORSZAG KOMMUNIKACIOS RENSZEREK K.F.T.
Hungary
Address
Laborc Utca 1
1037 Budapest
FRANCE TELECOM SA
France
Address
Place D Alleray 6
75015 Paris
FRAUNHOFER IAF
Germany
Address
Tullastr. 72
79108 München
INESC PORTO - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Campus Da Feup, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias 378
Porto
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Address
Thurn-und-taxis-str. 10
90411 Nuernberg
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK SYSTEMS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Optimus, Windmill Hill Business Park
SN5 6PP Swindon, Wiltshire
NATIONAL ICT AUSTRALIA LIMITED
Australia
Address
Australian National University
Canberra
NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Nec House, 1 Victoria Road
W3 6BL London
NOKIA OYJ
Finland
Address
Keilalahdentie 4
226 Espoo
NORTEL NETWORKS SA
France
Address
Parc D'activite De Magny
78117 Chateaufort
OY L M ERICSSON AB
Finland
Address
Jorvas
Jorvas
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
ROKE MANOR RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Siemens House, Oldbury
RG12 8FZ Bracknell, Berkshire
SICS, SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AB
Sweden
Address
Isafjordsgatan 22
1263 Kista
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH
Austria
Address
Siemensstrasse 92
1210 Wien
SIEMENS NETWORK GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
St.-martin-strasse 76
81541 Muenchen
SIEMENS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Pirelli Piero E Alberto 10
20100 Milano
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
TELENOR ASA
Norway
Address
Snaroeyveien 30
1331 Fornebu
TELIASONERA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address

10663 Stockholm
THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 7XH Guildford
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
Santander
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Canada
Address
Cp 450, Succursale A 550, Rue Cumberland
K1N 6N5 Ottawa (Ontario)
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02044 Espoo
VODAFONE - PANAFON ANONYMI ELLINIKI ETAIREIA TILEPIKOINONION
Greece
Address
Odos Tzavella 1-3
152 31 Chalandri
VODAFONE GROUP SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Vodafone House The Connection
RG14 2FN Newbury (Berkshire )