Broadband Access Network Integrated Telecommunication System 2
|Project Coordinator||Project Consortium|
|Oscar Gonzalez de Dios
|Telefonica I+D, ES||Ericsson AB, SE|
|Inelcom, ES||Lund University, SE|
|Robotiker, ES||Mobile Robotics Sweden AB, SE|
|FTW, AT||Univ. of Basque Country, ES|
|Ericsson Ireland, IE||UpZide Labs, SE|
|Corrigent Systems, IL|
This is a “Celtic” project;
|Project Key Information|
|End date||Budget (total)||Effort (total)||Project-ID|
|Q1/2006||Q4/2008||12.2 MEuro||107 PY||CP3-002|
|BANITS 2 aims to continue extending the knowledge in the area of the Access and Metropolitan Networks started with BANITS 1 project in order to deliver the new service packages to residential and business customers, among them multimedia high quality services, with special focus on maximum utilisation of existing network infrastructure. Such new services are facilitated by the high growth rate of the xDSL/DSLAM infrastructure widely deployed in Europe during the later years and, consequentially, the ever-increasing interest in a better understanding of related implications.It is of paramount importance to find ways to leverage the already deployed SDH and xDSL/DSLAM infrastructure while, at the same time, it is necessary to study evolution scenarios toward a fully multimedia enhanced set of services for residential and business customers. Moreover, BANITS 2 will also focus on new exciting technologies, like PON and VPLS, that are getting very attractive to the Network and Service Operators thanks to the promise of both high available bandwidth and low Operational Cost.
BANITS 2 will, at the same time, emphasize the European scientific, technological and business competencies in Ethernet technologies while leveraging existing infrastructure both at the optical and SDH level to deliver the new Ethernet-based services. BANITS 2 will focus on the optimal architecture for the packet-switched networks (GbE metro, IP/MPLS) using new advanced technologies like RPR while, at the same time, being based on standars. In addition, such approach should maintain legacy services for business customers, mostly based on new SDH-PSN interworking solutions, that will maximize revenue from existing SDH networks.
In order to find ways to a pre-commercial deployment, BANITS 2 proposes to exercise the different solutions covered by the project in a Pan-European Test bed scenario. The Test bed should allow the participants to accumulate experiences about implications and interactions of network solutions, technologies and services in an almost real scenario.