Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya

ANNUAL REPORT 2013

Communication Networks Division

The Communication Networks division (CND) aims at optimizing the network infrastructure end-to-end. This includes core, metro, and access, optical and wireless, transport and aggregation, fixed and mobile networks. Its research does not stop at theoretical research, but moves to a more practical stage by developing complete simulation frameworks and testbeds with the goal of transferring the technology to industry.
CND has two departments:

People

  • Nicola Baldo - Senior Researcher
    Nicola Baldo Senior Researcher
  • Jorge Baranda - Researcher
    Jorge Baranda Researcher
  • Biljana Bojovic - Research Assistant
    Biljana Bojovic Research Assistant
  • Ramon Casellas - Senior Researcher
    Ramon Casellas Senior Researcher
  • Marcin Chochol - Research Assistant
    Marcin Chochol Research Assistant
  • Paolo Dini - Researcher
    Paolo Dini Researcher
  • Josep María Fabrega - Researcher
    Josep María Fabrega Researcher
  • Jaime Ferragut - Research Assistant
    Jaime Ferragut Research Assistant
  • Lorenza Giupponi - Senior Researcher
    Lorenza Giupponi Senior Researcher
  • Gabriel Junyent - Senior Researcher
    Gabriel Junyent Senior Researcher
  • Andrey Krendzel - Researcher
    Andrey Krendzel Researcher
  • Josep Mangues - Head of Division
    Josep Mangues Head of Division
  • Ricardo Martínez - Senior Researcher
    Ricardo Martínez Senior Researcher
  • Marco Miozzo - Researcher
    Marco Miozzo Researcher
  • Jessica Moysen - Research Asssistant
    Jessica Moysen Research Asssistant
  • Raül Muñoz - Senior Researcher
    Raül Muñoz Senior Researcher
  • Laia Nadal - Research Assistant
    Laia Nadal Research Assistant
  • José Núñez - Researcher
    José Núñez Researcher
  • Lluís Parcerisa - Researcher
    Lluís Parcerisa Researcher
  • Manuel Requena - Researcher
    Manuel Requena Researcher
  • Miquel Soriano - Senior Researcher
    Miquel Soriano Senior Researcher
  • Michela Svaluto Moreolo - Senior Researcher
    Michela Svaluto Moreolo Senior Researcher
  • Ricard Vilalta - Researcher
    Ricard Vilalta Researcher
  • Fco. Javier Vílchez - Researcher
    Fco. Javier Vílchez Researcher

ACRONYM SGR ONA
PROJECT Research Group – Optical Networking Area
CODE 2009 SGR 1438
DURATION 01/01/2009 – 31/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Raul Muñoz, Ph.D.
FUNDING from Autonomous Government  of Catalonia (AGAUR).

ACRONYM SGR AT-IP
PROJECT Wireless communications networks and access technologies
CODE SGR 2009 940
DURATION 03/08/2009 – 31/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Christian Ibars, Ph.D.
BUDGET 45.760 euros
FUNDING 100% from Autonomous Government of Catalonia (AGAUR).

ACRONYM SWAP
PROJECT Symbiotic Wireless Autonomous Powered system
DURATION 01/08/2010 – 31/07/2014
PROJECT MANAGER Apostolos Georgiadis, Ph.D.
BUDGET 218.991 euros
FUNDING 100% from European Commission

ACRONYM ACROPOLIS
PROJECT Advanced coexistence technologies for radio optimisation in licenced and unlicensed spectrum
CODE FP7-ICT- 257626
DURATION 01/10/2010 – 30/09/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Nicola Baldo, Ph.D.
BUDGET 105.689 euros
FUNDING 75% from European Commission

ACRONYM OFELIA
PROJECT OpenFlow in Europe: Linking Infrastructure and Applications
DURATION 01/09/2012 – 01/09/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Ramon Casellas, Ph.D.
BUDGET 90.000 euros
FUNDING 75% from European Commission

ACRONYM IDEALIST
PROJECT Industry-Driven Elastic and Adaptive Lambda Infrastructure for Service and Transport Networks
DURATION 01/11/2012 – 31/10/2015
PROJECT MANAGER Raül Muñoz, Ph.D.
BUDGET 638.677  euros
FUNDING 76% from European Commission

ACRONYM NEWCOM#
PROJECT Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications #
DURATION 01/11/2012 – 31/10/2015
PROJECT MANAGER Carles Antón-Haro, Ph.D.
BUDGET 285.551  euros
FUNDING 60% from European Commission

ACRONYM COMBO
PROJECT COnvergence of fixed and Mobile BrOadband access/aggregation networks
DURATION 01/01/2013 – 31/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Ricardo Martínez, Ph.D.
BUDGET 378.355  euros
FUNDING 73% from European Commission

ACRONYM PACE
PROJECT Next Steps in PAth Computation Element (PCE) Architectures: From Software Defined Concepts to Standards, Interoperability and Deployment
DURATION 01/11/2013 – 31/10/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Ramon Casellas, Ph.D.
BUDGET 73.061  euros
FUNDING 72% from European Commission

ACRONYM STRAUSS
PROJECT Scalable and efficienT oRchestrAtion of Ethernet services Using Software-defined and flexible optical networkS
DURATION 01/06/2013 – 31/05/2016
PROJECT MANAGER Raül Muñóz, Ph.D.
BUDGET 352.710  euros
FUNDING 77% from European Commission

ACRONYM IC 0902
PROJECT Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
CODE COST IC0902
DURATION 11/12/2009 – 12/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Nicola Baldo, Ph.D.
COORDINATING INSTITUTION: University of Rome “ La Sapienza”
FUNDING from European Science Foundation (ESF)

ACRONYM CO2GREEN
PROJECT Cooperative and Cognitive Techniques for Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications
CODE TEC2010-20823
DURATION 01/01/2011 – 31/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Jesús Alónso-Zárate, Ph.D.
BUDGET 117.500 euros
FUNDING 50% from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)

ACRONYM FARO
PROJECT Integrating control and transmission technologies for flexible, elastic and spectrum-efficient optical networks
CODE TEC2012-38119
DURATION 01/02/2013 – 31/01/2016
PROJECT MANAGER Raül Muñoz, Ph.D.
BUDGET 212.000 euros
FUNDING 50% from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)

ACRONYM SYMBIOSIS
PROJECT System-level studY for coping with MoBIle data grOwth in evolved cellular networkS and future Internet environmentS
CODE TEC2011-29700-C02-01
DURATION 01/01/2012 – 31/12/2015
PROJECT MANAGER Josep Mangues, Ph.D.
BUDGET 258.600 euros
FUNDING 50% from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)

ACRONYM LENA
PROJECT LTE-EPC Network Simulator
DURATION 09/12/2010 – 31/05/2013
COMPANY: Ubiquisys LTD (UK)
PROJECT MANAGER Nicola Baldo, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM VIDEOBOND II
PROJECT Videoconferencing with IP Bonding
DURATION 06/04/2011 – 31/12/2014
COMPANY: Ditec Comunicaciones S.L
PROJECT MANAGER Josep Mangues, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM SIUSAS –WIRELESS SMART CITIES
PROJECT Small Cell bAckhaul with backpressE
DURATION 01/09/2011-31/08/2013
COMPANY: GOWEX WIRELESS S. L.
PROJECT MANAGER  Paolo Dini, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM GEON
PROJECT GMPLS/PCE Architectures for Elastic Optical Networks
DURATION 01/06/2012-01/03/2013
COMPANY: KDDI R&D
PROJECT MANAGER Ramon Casellas, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM SCALE
PROJECT Small Cell bAckhaul with backpressE
DURATION 01/11/2012-01/03/2013
COMPANY: AVAIT Networks
PROJECT MANAGER  José Núñez, Researcher
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM QSON
PROJECT Quality of Service Aware Energy Efficient Self Organizing Future Cellular Networks
DURATION 01/02/2013-31/01/2016
COMPANY: Qatar Mobile Innovation Centre (QMIC)
PROJECT MANAGER  Lorenza Giupponi, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential