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Adaptive Management of 5G Services to Support Critical Events in Cities

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Competitive project
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212.960,00 €
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The penetration of Internet in human activity is accelerating the demand for the creation of communication environments with more
capabilities. These new environments are characterized by the interconnection of heterogeneous systems, the ability to handle more
demanding Quality of Service levels with increasing disparity, the diversity of data -and the associated information and knowledge- that is
transmitted, processed and stored, the instantaneousness in the simultaneous execution of requested services and the delocalized nature of communications, among others.
To provide an appropriate response to these issues, the European Union has launched the R&D initiative 5G under the umbrella of the
Horizon 2020 programme. The 5G initiative considers the provision and integration of services in urban areas with high population density
and concentration of activities.
The provision of telecommunication services in this scenario needs an innovative approach that manages advanced communication
systems dynamically and autonomously, to comply with the diverse requirements of every particular service and application.
In order to be effective, the solutions also need to be scalable, highly dependable, and able to provide ultra low-latency
data delivery where needed. It must be noted that, although 5G is perceived as wireless access by the user, communication facilities and
different users need to be connected through backhaul networks -either using optical fibre networks or radio links- and backbone networks,
and thus an integrated approach is needed to include these segments as well.
To demonstrate the societal impact of the proposed solutions, 5GCity focuses on one of the situations that is most challenging for
communication systems nowadays: unexpected events involving a relatively large number of mobile users concentrating in a small area,
such in the case of hotspot traffic due to congestion or accidents, disasters, or emergency situations involving many users. The integrated
adaptiveness of the envisioned scalable solutions, together with their dependability and low-latency response, will largely facilitate the
management of such critical events.
The main objective of this subproject is to propose and validate -by means of a pilot study- a set of algorithms and mechanisms that allow
- virtualize and federate different elements of a optical access network (NG-PON2/100GPON) and interconnect them with the backbone
network and the edge nodes (base stations, terminals or ONTs),
- manage and control network resources with a distributed, self-learning system of SDN controllers that, in addition, can determine an
optimal placement of network elements and NFV services,
- create services instantaneously by composing and chaining basic services (as a function of restrictions such as location, latency, energy
consumption, etc.), to create a scalable 5G environment, with high dependability and low latency, that is able to provide an adequate response to unexpected urban events, emergency situations or disasters, by combining different technologies (backbone/access, wired/wireless).
100GPON, 5G, Fog computing, IoT, NG-PON2, SDN/NFV-MANO, SFC, SmartCities
Adm. Estat
Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016
Resoluton year
Funcding program
Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad
Funding call
Retos de Investigación: Proyectos de I+D+i
Grant institution
Gobierno De España. Ministerio De Economía Y Competitividad, Mineco


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