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Optical Access Seamless Evolution

Objective

Consumer bandwidth is showing no signs of slowing down and operators are now forced to explore access network migration strategies that will satisfy the anticipated bandwidth demands for the next decade. However, evolving today's access networks towards NG-OA architectures will require a multi-billion euro investment. Consequently, an important strategic aspect is the need for a thorough techno-economic analysis underpinning the development of NG-OA architectures that feature a minimised total cost of ownership (TCO). New approaches and methodologies to analyse TCO will therefore be required to provide the necessary business case data underlying the multiple commercial opportunities arising from such a regulated, yet competitive market environment. Network energy efficiency issues are also becoming an increasingly crucial aspect due to economic and environmental pressures. The evolution towards an"open access network" environment in which multiple market players will have to cooperate at various levels will require reliable, "zero-touch", automated management and open interfacing, clear service definitions and low operational complexity. The use of optical technologies as well as network consolidation (reduction of sites and active nodes) to reduce network costs will have to be consistent with the open access network model.Focused on European requirements, OASE (Optical Access Seamless Evolution) will addres these challenges to develop an optimised multi-terabit NG-OA architecture that will span at least 100km and serve Gbit/s services to a minimum of 1000 customers.In contrast to other approaches, OASE will be unique in developing the future NG-OA architecturefrom a multi-faceted perspective. This shall not only include the technology point of view, but alsoencompass the economic, regulatory, environmental and complex business models associated with such open access network architectures.

Coordinator

JCP-CONNECT

Address

Mail De Bourgchevreuil 9
35510 Cesson Sevigne

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 366 631

Administrative Contact

Michèle Wilmet (Ms.)

Participants (11)

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IMINDS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 639 860

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 296 300

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 741 403

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 635 626

MAGYAR TELEKOM TAVKOZLESI NYILVANOSAN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 76 820

Ericsson Telecomunicazioni SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 238 562

RISE ACREO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 769 821

ERICSSON AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 128 958

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 577 808

SLOVAK TELEKOM AS

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 83 418

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 425 050

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 249025

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 664 241

  • EU contribution

    € 4 980 257

Coordinated by:

JCP-CONNECT

France