Research Project SANSA (2/2015-1/2018)
Objective: Boosting the performance of mobile wireless backhaul networks in terms of capacity and resilience while assuring spectrum efficient use.
OTE participates in the SANSA (www.sansa-h2020.eu) European research project, which aims at a spectrum efficient self-organizing hybrid terrestrial-satellite backhaul network capable of efficiently routing the mobile traffic in terms of capacity and energy efficiency, while providing resilience against link failures or congestion and easy deployment in rural areas.
SANSA focuses on the development of novel smart antennas, dynamic radio resource management and data-based shared access techniques for enabling the spectrum sharing among terrestrial and satellite segments, as well as the efficient management and routing solutions for the hybrid network. SANSA will set the basis for a win-win collaboration between European terrestrial and satellite operators that will result in strengthening both market sectors, leading to societal benefits for the European citizens.
1SANSA - Shared Access Terrestrial-Satellite Backhaul Network enabled by Smart Antennas
As part of the project, OTE contributes to the description of the scenarios and use cases, the definition of the system architecture, the design of interoperability protocols for hybrid satellite/terrestrial systems. OTE also contributes to the evaluation of the backhauling technologies, the activities related to the demonstration of the SANSA solution, the development of a sustainable business plan and the dissemination of the project results.
The project is co-funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 Program and is scheduled to run for 3 years (2/2015-1/2018). SANSA is being implemented by 8 partners from 6 countries (Spain, Luxembourg, Greece, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland).