5G-CROSSHAUL: The 5G Integrated fronthaul/backhaul

Main Goal
Design and implement sharable, cost-efficient 5G transport network solution integrating the fronthaul and backhaul segments of the network to interconnect distributed 5G radio access and core network functions, hosted on in-network cloud nodes.

Nextworks role
Design and develop SDN-based control plane, including orchestration mechanisms and specialized functions for optimization of cross-domain energy consumption.

Other key Partners
Telefonica (ES), Telecom Italia (IT), Orange (FR), Nokia (DE), Ericsson (SE+IT), NEC Europe (UK), ATOS (ES), ITRI (TW).

Link to project website

R&D Area
5G Networks
Funding Programme
EC H2020, Topic ICT-14 Advanced 5G Network Infrastructure for the Future Internet
30 months, Start: 1/Jul/2015