SliceNet and Matilda together in Bucharest

03/04/2020     Matilda / SliceNet

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A workshop of the SliceNet project (End-to-End Cognitive Network Slicing and Slice Management Framework in Virtualized Multi-Domain, Multi-Tenant 5G Networks) and the Matilda project (A Holistic, Innovative Framework for Design, Development and Orchestration of 5G-ready Applications and Network Services over Sliced ​​Programmable Infrastructure) took place at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, both funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme.

SliceNet and Matilda are projects that collaborate together in network slicing and in network solutions supported by 5G technology. Network slicing is a network architecture that allows the construction of virtualized and independent logical networks in the same physical network infrastructure, that is, it is a logical network built on the network resources of one or more operators, capable of meeting the connectivity requirements of specific industry and society sectors.

The SliceNet and Matilda 5GPPP (5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership) projects presented, in this event, a smart lighting use case for smart cities based on the pilot test done at the University of Bucharest with the application of 56 lamps where they can control and monitoring lighting and energy consumption.

José Cabaça, from Altice Labs’ Technology and Innovation Strategy department, was present in Bucharest, with more than 17 partners from 10 European countries, in the technological discussion/integration sessions where Altice Labs has as main tasks the definition of "Overall Architecture and Interfaces Definition","Cross plane Orchestration","Project Exploitation and Standardization" and also the implementation of the use case for protection of the electric power network ("Smart Grid Self-Healing Use Case"). The protection solutions for the new electric power networks demand low latency requirements (Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications), which 5G technology can offer, thus quickly isolating sections of the electric network so that the failure does not propagate, minimizing the number of customers that will be affected.

The SliceNet project also has 2 other use cases in prototyping, the first one is about smart lighting for Smart Cities, which will be implemented by an operator from Romania and which consists of an intelligent and dynamic way to manage public lighting to adapt to the conditions of luminosity, thus resulting in significant energy savings for city councils and consequently a reduction in the ecological footprint. The other use case in prototyping is in the area of ​​health that will be implemented by Dell, and consists in remote monitoring of the doctor on the health status of patients in an accident/catastrophe site, and even follows up in the ambulance to help in a faster diagnosis of the patient.

This event also included a plenary meeting with all members of the consortium where the main goals for the next months of 2020 were discussed. In the context of SliceNet there are a set of webinars that aim to leverage the dissemination initiatives of the project results, where Altice Labs participates together with the other partners. These webinars can be consulted here. The summary of this meeting can be seen here.

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