5G-COHERENT Research Project 5G PPP COHERENT
Objective: To develop an integrated heterogeneous wireless network management system for 5G networks.
OTE is participating in the 5G-PPP COHERENT (http://www.ict-coherent.eu/coherent/) European research project, which aims to design, develop and showcase an open, unified and programmable control framework for 5G heterogeneous radio access networks.
The project focuses on three innovations in control and coordination of 5G networks:
(a) Software defined networking for radio access networks, to enable a scalable and flexible control and coordination framework for complex resource coordination and spectrum management in 5G networks, (b) Efficient radio resource modeling and management in programmable radio access networks, with well-defined control interfaces and protocols to greatly simplify the management of heterogeneous mobile networks, to be verified by various 5G use cases and (c) Flexible spectrum management, based on the awareness of spectrum usage through the COHERENT control framework, to support different spectrum access schemes, including but not limited to, Licensed Shared Access, License Assisted Access, and flexible duplex in 5G radio access networks.
COHERENT: Coordinated control and spectrum management for 5G Heterogeneous Radio Access Networks
As part of the project, OTE is helping describe the scenarios and use cases, identify user/system requirements and specifications, define the system architecture and its overall evaluation through pilot testing in the laboratory and in the field. Additionally, the company is helping disseminate and capitalize on the project’s results.
The project is co-funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 Program and has a duration of 30 months (7/2015-12/2017). 5G-COHERENT is being implemented by 13 entities from 9 countries (Greece, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Israel).
For more information see the project factsheet.