B5G-OPEN - BEYOND 5G – OPTICAL NETWORK CONTINUUM

Ico_CTTC
Start: 01/11/2021
End: 31/10/2024
Funding: European
Status: On going
Research unit:
Packet Optical Networks and Services (PONS)
Acronym: B5G-OPEN
Call ID: H2020 ICT-52 5G
Code: 101016663

B5G-OPEN targets the design, prototyping and demonstration of a novel end-to-end integrated packet-optical transport architecture based on MultiBand (MB) optical transmission and switching networks. MB expands the available capacity of optical fibres, by enabling transmission within S, E, and O bands, in addition to commercial C and/or C+L bands, which translates into a potential 10x capacity increase and low-latency for services beyond 5G.

To realize multiband networks, technology advances are required, both in data, control and management planes.

Concerning devices, these include new amplifiers, filterless subsystems, add/drop multiplexers, etc. Such technology advances complement novel packet-optical white boxes using flexible sliceable Bandwidth Variable Transceivers and novel pluggable optics. The availability of MB transmission will also lead to a complete redesign of the end-to-end architecture, removing boundaries between network domains and reducing electronic intermediate terminations.

The control plane will be extended to support multiband elements and a ‘domain-less’ network architecture. It will rely on physical layer abstraction, new impairment modelling, and pervasive telemetry data collection to feed AI/ML algorithms that will lead to a Zero-Touch networking paradigm including a full featured node operating system for packet-optical whiteboxes.

The results will be shown in two final demonstrations exposing the project benefits from operator and user perspectives. B5G-OPEN will have a clear impact on the society showing the evolution towards a world with increased needs of connectivity and higher capacity in support of new B5G services and new traffic patterns.

Ramon Casellas
PI/Project Leader
Ricard Vilalta
Researcher
Raül Muñoz
Researcher
Ricardo Martínez
Researcher
Laia Nadal
Researcher
Michela Svaluto Moreolo
Researcher
TELEFONICA INVEST. Y DESARROLLO, S.A. UNIPERSONAL
Coordinator
THE 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership
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