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The aim of this project is to design and build a smart optical metro infrastructure able to support traffic originating from heterogeneous 5G access networks, addressing the anticipated capacity increase and its specific characteristics, e.g., mobility, low latency, low jitter etc. This infrastructure will also support a wide variety of services and use cases with special emphasis on services from various industries vertical to the ICT.
This will be achieved by architecting new access-facing and core-facing nodes, complete with storage and compute facilities, interconnected by novel, spectrally efficient, and adaptive optical transmission networks. Advanced concepts, such as hardware disaggregation and virtualisation, will assist in hitting challenging cost targets whilst enabling automation and programmability – all supported by a purpose-designed SDN-based control plane which will interface with client applications, intelligently catering for the wide range of 5G KPIs.
METRO-HAUL will coordinate the disparate elements of transmission, switching, networking, compute, and storage, orchestrating dynamic solutions for multiple 5G applications.
METRO-HAUL will carry out Proof of Concept demonstrations of its networking solution involving the interconnection of metro node prototypes, the use of the project’s transmission technologies, and the associated control plane and orchestration software. The final project demonstrations will also involve the demonstration of actual 5G and vertical services across the METRO-HAUL test-bed.
Additionally, the project will actively participate in the relevant standardization bodies, promoting METRO-HAUL solutions to the wider community.
The Metro-Haul project is poised to make a big splash at this year’s OFC 2018. With 23 contributions accepted, including invited talks, workshops and tutorials, the consortium members are making significant contributions to the industry. Andrew Lord from BT, Metro-Haul’s project leader, stated; “to have so many contributions accepted in OFC 2018, including multiple invitations […]
Metro-Haul has had a notable presence in the last European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), which took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on September 17-21, 2017. Main results and achievements from the first months of the project have been disseminated by Metro-Haul partners, covering both data and control plane aspects. Metro-Haul key objectives include performing research […]
5 months after the project launch, Metro-Haul project had its second plenary meeting on 7th – 9th November, which was kindly hosted by CTTC in Castelledefels, Spain. With 48 attendees from across 7 European countries, the plenary successfully ended with fruitful discussions over various topics. For the summary of the plenary meeting, please refer the […]
– A personal view from Adrian Farrel One of the questions exercising the partners in the Metro-Haul project is “What is a network slice?” There are several base definitions that can be drawn upon, although many of these are specific to particular layers in the network, to the technologies in use, and to the services being […]
The €7.7 million Metro-Haul project, funded by the European Commission has a total of 20 partners from 7 European countries. Recent estimates suggest that by the year 2025 over 1.4 billion users will be using 5G mobile connections to access high bandwidth services such as 4K video streaming, enhanced reality, and massive multi-player mobile gaming. […]
The Metro-Haul project is funded and live! Our consortium has been awarded €7.7 million by the European Commission to fund ambitious research into the application of scalable optical networks to future 5G wireless technology and services. The consortium is made up of twenty members and includes major network operators, equipment manufacturers, specialist small businesses, and […]
Metro-Haul Holds Successful Plenary Session Addressing Implications of 5G Use Cases in Metro Optical Networks
9th May, 2018 Third Plenary Meeting of EU-Funded Project, Hosted in Lisbon by Coriant, Advances Technology Research and Collaboration in the Area of 5G-Optimized Metro Networks LISBON, Portugal, 9 May 2018 – The Metro-Haul Project, a Horizon 2020 European Union research and innovation program, today announced the successful completion of its third plenary meeting. More […]
OFC 2018 (https://www.ofcconference.org/en-us/home/) in San Diego is the first major conference seeing significant Metro-Haul dissemination. The project began in June 2017, and we are already seeing a wide range of work emerging from all parts of this large European funded project. Metro-Haul partners are deeply involved in this conference, exerting plenty of influence on the […]
Bringing Flexibility to the Optical Metro Network in Support of 5G : Successful Metro-Haul Plenary Meeting Hosted by CTTC in Castelldefels
November, 2017 The Metro-Haul project is an EU funded project that has been awarded €7.7 million to fund ambitious research into the application of scalable optical networks to future 5G wireless technology and services. The objective of the project is to architect and design cost-effective, energy-efficient, agile, and programmable metro networks that are scalable for […]
A consortium of European companies and research institutions has been awarded €7.7 million by the European Commission to fund ambitious research into the application of scalable optical networks to future 5G wireless technology and services. The objective of the Metro-Haul project is to architect and design cost-effective, energy-efficient, agile, and programmable metro networks that are […]