PSNC will act as project coordinators covering project management and administration. As the operator of the metro network in PoznaƄ they will also contribute to tests of the prototype as well as contribute to the project from a network operator point of view, examining the services, end-to-end architectures and modelling the costs of the proposed solutions. PSNC will also contribute to the investigation and development of solutions for control plane issues which allow seamless integration of Metro and Access optical networks as well as will contribute to the development of technologies which will allow flexible selection of services and service providers by the end user.


Intune will act as system lead covering system design and implementation of the Verisma 3-stage switch access solution. Intune propose to work closely with KEYMILE for connection into the MileGate access technology. Intune will also work closely with CSTG to reduce the cost of the optical subsystems inside the 3-stage Verisma switch. Intune will investigate control systems for operation of the Verisma 3-stage switch and develop software to implement designs. Intune will provide network nodes into the project demonstrator to show end-to-end performance of the system. Intune will also lead a techno-economic study of the overall solution compared to current commercially available technologies.


KEYMILE will provide the MileGate access technology including a test setup with the home gateway boxes used in the demonstrator and will perform R&D and analysis of the access network to provide high speed and cost efficient FTTH solutions in order to allow the end users to create their own localised networks with high quality performance. The study will include the evaluation of wire speed layer 3 packet inspection to provide control mechanism on the network edge.


University of Bristol will investigate and propose solutions for the end-to-end control plane and performance monitoring issues that need to be solved for an active optical network that collapses the Metro and Access into a single programmable entity. UNIVBRIS will also support network test-bed trials, verification and test using advanced applications. These aspects will be able to build on other related networks projects (FP7 MAINS) in their reuse of some physical infrastructure and components which are available at Bristol, but with a particular focus on the new proposed architecture provided by Intune Networks.


CSTG will supply micro-fabrication expertise and capability for the development of Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) component solutions based on the optimisation of a Buried HeterostructureInPHeterostructure InP platform. All activities will be carried out in the Hamilton, UK fabrication facility which is fully ISO9001 accredited.

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