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Dynamic 5G Network Capabilities to Boost the Media Industry
(6/2016 – 11/2019)

Aim: Programmable edge-to-cloud virtualization fabric for the 5G Media industry

OTE participates in the 5G-MEDIA European research project ( aiming at innovating media-related applications by investigating how these applications and the underlying 5G network should be coupled and interwork to the benefit of both.

5G-MEDIA addresses the objectives of: (i) capitalizing and properly extending the valuable outcomes of the running 5G PPP projects to offer an agile programming, verification and orchestration platform for services, and; (ii) developing network functions and applications to be demonstrated in large-scale deployments, based on 3 well-defined use cases (in the areas of immersive media and VR (Virtual Reality), smart production and user-generated content, and UHD (Ultra-High Definition) over CDN (Content-Delivery Network)) of diverse requirements and particular interest for the consortium partners. Based on the adoption of the open innovation approach, 5G-MEDIA platform will be offered to third parties to develop, combine, verify, deploy and validate media applications by utilizing the SDK (Service Development Kit) capabilities and Service Platform offerings. Finally, 5G-MEDIA plans to create an ambitious business impact with the introduction of Streaming as a Service concept, built on top of a well-defined, consortium-wide exploitation plan and supported by the complementarity of expertise of its consortium, representing key industrial sectors in the network and media domains.

In the context of the project OTE’s contribution focuses on the identification of the use cases/scenarios and the validation activities. In addition, OTE contributes to the overall system architecture, analysis and respective tools, the related Operations and Configuration Framework and the development of the 5G-MEDIA Open repository of Network Apps. Additionally, the company participates in the dissemination and exploitation of the project results.

The project is co-funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 Programme, within the scope of the 5G-PPP Phase 2 framework and is scheduled to run for 2.5 years (6/2017-11/2019). 5G-MEDIA is being implemented by 15 partners from 8 countries (Greece, Italy, Israel, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey and France).

High-level architecture of the 5G-MEDIA platform

For more information, see the project brochure.