QAMeleon: Sliceable multi-QAM format SDN-powered transponders and ROADMs Enabling Elastic Optical Networks

Main Goal

QAMeleon designs and delivers a new generation of SDN-programmable photonic components, modules and subsystems, employing sliceability as a means of optimizing resource utilization and cutting operator costs by >30%. All necessary SDN software extensions, plugins and application interfaces are being developed, providing a complete functional SDN framework for the sliceable “white box” subsystems. QAMeleon’s devices will be validated in scalable demonstrators at Nokia’s lab infrastructure and on TIM’s deployed regional network fiber plant.

Nextworks role
Leader of the design and implementation of the SDN solution for sliceable transponders and ROADM (OpenFlow agents, extentions to OpenDaylight SDN controller for spectral slicing).

Other key Partners
ICCS/NTUA (GR), Nokia Bell Labs (FR), Telecom Italia (IT), Finisar (DE, SE), Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (NL) 

Link to project website

R&D Area
Funding Programme
EC H2020, Topic ICT-30-2017 Photonics KET 2017
48 months, Start: 1/Jan/2018