Research Project 5G-PPP SESAME (7/2015-12/2017)
Objective: To develop an integrated cloud-based small cell management platform for 5G systems.
OTE is participating in the 5G-PPP SESAME (http://www.sesame-h2020-5g-ppp.eu/) European research project, which proposes the Cloud-Enabled Small Cell (CESC) concept for providing Small Cell "as-a-service" to multiple operators, leveraging network virtualization, mobile-edge computing and cognitive management.
SESAME targets innovations around three central elements in 5G: (a) the placement of network intelligence and applications in the network edge through Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Edge Cloud Computing, (b) the substantial evolution of the Small Cell concept in 5G and (c) the consolidation of multi-tenancy in communications infrastructures, allowing several operators/service providers to engage in new sharing models of both access capacity and edge computing capabilities.
The above will be achieved by integrating a virtualized cloud-based execution platform (i.e., the Light DC) for deploying VNFs, by executing novel applications and services within the access network infrastructure, while supporting powerful self-x management.
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, while acting as Project Coordinator.
The project is co-funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 Program and will run for 30 months in total (July/2015-Dec/2017). SESAME is being implemented 20 entities from 7 countries (Greece, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Luxembourg).
For more information see the project factsheet.