iCIRRUS Project Partners:

 University of Kent University of Kent, Communications Research Group,
Canterbury, UK
Kent participated in providing input on the architecture definition, on the use of the fibre network to provide the required functionalities to the radio access, and on the device-to-device and device-to-infrastructure resource management paradigms.
 ADVA ADVA Optical Networking Ltd.,Advanced Technology Team, York, UK and ADVA Optical Networking SE, Martinsried, Germany In iCIRRUS, ADVA Optical Networking explored the use of Ethernet based solutions in the fronthaul RAN environment, with particular focus on the latency and timing challenges, aggregation and high-speed operation.
 Orange Orange S.A., Orange Labs Network team, Lannion, FR Orange contributed expertise on fixed-mobile convergence, PONs and Ethernet over PON for the fronthaul. It contributed to dissemination, standardisation (e.g. through FSAN, ITU-T), exploitation and techno-economics.
 TS_ALogo_enovrsticni_RGB Telekom Slovenije,  Research, Development and Service Integration Department, Ljubljana, SI Telekom Slovenije led the validation within a controlled mobile operator environemnt of iCIRRUS developed solutions. It contributed to architecture definition, refinement and requirements based on use-case scenarios from perspective of telecom and data center hosting operator and constraints based on present state communication networks implementations, focusing on impact of transition to C-RAN and focus on business models and techno economic analysis with LRIC modeling.
 Primetel Primetel, R&D Department, Limassol, CY  Primetel contributed to architecture definition, techno-economic analysis and supported the work on efficient user equipment integration. Primetel led the work package on dissemination, standardisation and exploitation.
 Logo Wellness Telecom_nuevo June 2015 Wellness Telecom, Seville, ES  WTELECOM’s main role in ICIRRUS was as a cloud infrastructure and testing service scenario (UCaaS) provider. Furthermore, it was involved in the mobile clone development and the design of the communication and integration architecture. As a company, it was a key partner for the definition of the exploitation plan.
 HHI-logo_RGB HHI,Photonic Networks and Systems Department, Berlin, DE  HHI contributed to the new Ethernet-based fronthaul concept for 5G, its evaluation and implementation on a hardware platform. HHI also contributed to the C-RAN architecture definition, and  led tasks  on Architecture definition and refinement and on Low-cost high-speed transmission. HHI was also engaged in implementation work and testbed development.
 University of Essex University of Essex, Access Network Laboratory and Network Convergence Laboratory, Colchester, UK  UEssex provided significant contributions to all technical work packages and led the work package on Efficient User Equipment (UE) Integration, with particular focus on new end-user technologies, such as mobile clone in mobile cloud,  device-to-device (D2D) communications, energy-efficiency and spectral resource utilization, offloading and mobile distributed caching (MDC), with provision of 10-Gb/s high-throughput over 60-GHz (mm-wave) at the mobile network edge.


Viavi Solutions, Newbury, UK

Viavi Solutions provided expertise and modelling for SON and optimization in next-generation radio technologies. With increased sophistication, networks are virtualizing and distributing. Interactions between core and access mean boundaries are blurring.  Measuring and understanding these systems becomes more challenging and automated approaches to system optimization drive innovation.
 iaf_logo_claim_RGB IAF GmbH, Future Radio Technology, Braunschweig, DE IAF was involved in all technical work packages with a focus on architecture definition, feedback on implementation considerations and system integration and testing. Its main contribution was the design and fabrication of FPGA boards for the project. IAF also participated in the dissemination and exploitation work package focussing on the exploitation aspect.
 InterDigital_Europe LOGO InterDigital Europe Ltd., London, UK InterDigital analysed key technologies for the D2D/D2I meshing using 60 GHz technology, mobile computing offloading and front(mid)-haul transport over Ethernet. InterDigital also contributed towards successful exploitation of iCirrus results into relevant standardization organizations where the company is actively engaged, such as 3GPP, IEEE, IETF and SCF.​
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