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SElf-mAnaged Sustainable high-capacity Optical Networks

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€6 393 648
EU Contribution
€5 955 098
Project Acronym
SEASON
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Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Upcoming generations of mobile communication networks need to support the use of emerging technologies to meet a wide range of consumer and business demands, including real-time data transmission for mission-critical applications and transport of virtual and augmented reality services. The EU-funded SEASON project aims to design and validate an energy-saving optical network infrastructure that can support capabilities beyond 5G while taking into account flexibility. It proposes to take advantage of streaming telemetry and AI-based service management to achieve near real-time operations, with a distributed system based on multiple agents and closed control loops. The project will include an alliance of European telecom operators, system vendors, distinguished research centres and academia.

Objectives

The goal of the SEASON project is to design and validate a sustainable transport network infrastructure able to support beyond 5G and new emerging services. The SEASON infrastructure will rely on the joint usage of Multi-Band (MB) and Space Division Multiplexing (SDM), spanning the access, aggregation, and metro/long-haul segments, supporting the requirements for x-haul, further integrating the packet/optical and computing layers, and targeting cost-effective capacity increase. A critical objective of such architecture is to ensure energy efficiency. SEASON will rely on power-efficient Digital Signal Processing (DSP), MBoverSDM optical switching, point-to-multipoint transceivers allowing traffic aggregation/router bypassing, and converged packet-optical solutions reducing the number of O/E/O conversions. Such complex infrastructure requires rethinking the control and orchestration systems towards autonomous optical networks, addressing not only the integration - in overarching control systems - of the Radio Access Network (RAN), access and transport segments but also adopting more agile DevOps methodologies.

Methodology

SEASON will leverage on cognitive networks powered by streaming telemetry, real-time network measurements and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-aided service management and orchestration for near-real time network operation, moving intelligence as close as possible to the data plane, and devising a distributed system based on multiple communicating agents and data-driven closed control loops. 
SEASON will have a clear impact on the society, in a context with increased needs of connectivity and higher capacity demand required for services such as VR/AR.
The SEASON consortium includes major European telecom operators (Telefonica, TIM), major vendors (ADVA, Infinera P/G, Ericsson), three consolidated SMEs (Accelleran, Wings and WestAquila) and four top-reputed research centres and academia (CNIT, CTTC, Fraunhofer HHI, and UPC).

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space
Other Programme
HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022-STREAM-A-01-03 Sustainable Capacity Networks

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Per Le Telecomunicazioni
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A, 43124 Parma, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€598 750
Partner Organisations
Organisation
WINGS ICT SOLUTIONS TECHNOLOGIES PLIROFORIKIS KAI EPIKOINONION ANONYMI ETAIREIA
Address
189, SYGGROU AVENUE, 171 21 NEA SMYRNI, Greece
EU Contribution
€380 250
Organisation
INFINERA UNIPESSOAL LDA
Address
RUA DA GARAGEM 1, 2790 078 Carnaxide, Portugal
EU Contribution
€258 750
Organisation
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Address
AVINGUDA CARL FRIEDRICH GAUSS 7 PARC MEDITERRANI DE TECNOLOGIA, 08860 CASTELLDEFELS BARCELONA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€598 875
Organisation
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€450 523
Organisation
CORIANT R&D GMBH
Address
ST MARTIN STRASSE 76, 81541 MUNCHEN, Germany
EU Contribution
€465 750
Organisation
Telefonica Investigacion Y Desarrollo Sa
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I, 28050 Madrid, Spain
EU Contribution
€451 350
Organisation
Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31, 8034 Barcelona, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€450 000
Organisation
ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI SPA
Address
VIA ANAGNINA 203, 00118 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€357 750
Organisation
ACCELLERAN
Address
KIEVITPLEIN 20 BUS 4.2, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
EU Contribution
€457 875
Organisation
WEST AQUILA SRL
Address
Via Giovanni Gronchi 18, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€450 000
Organisation
ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE
Address
MAERZENQUELLE 1-3, 98617 Meiningen, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€580 050
Organisation
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Address
VIA GAETANO NEGRI 1, 20123 MILANO, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€455 175

Technologies

Technology Theme
Road vehicle operations
Technology
Communication network for intelligent mobility
Development phase
Validation

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