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Integration of satellite components in future networks

News from Nov. 19, 2014

In order to include satellite communication into an all-embracing future network Fraunhofer FOKUS and TU Berlin are working together with Eurescom, University College of London and Newtec to identify the technical and economic conditions for the convergence.

Within the big goal of converging all different kinds of communication networks into one all-embracing future network satellite communication will play an important role. It enables benefits for specific services and functionalities, like nautical communication or access to communication services in very remote and isolated locations. As part of the European Satellite Agency’s ARTES 5.1 program, Fraunhofer FOKUS and TU Berlin are working together with Eurescom, University College of London and Newtec for identifying the technical and economic conditions to make satellite networks attractive to be integrated with terrestrial IP cloud networks.

Additional developments for the interoperability between satellite and terrestrial communications will be addressed, including service and business orchestration, management and the assessment of cloud technologies. A realistic testbed will be implemented based on Newtec’s satellite network components, terrestrial UCL Cloud and the Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin toolkits of the OpenSDNCore and the Open5GCore. Novell technological advances in data networks, like the implementation of Cloud Architectures, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network optimization will be demonstrated and evaluated on the OpenSDNCore and Open5GCore testbeds.