The FUTEBOL project - experimentation on the optical/wireless network frontier

Monday, January 30, 2017
Speaker(s) : José Marcos Nogueira and Daniel Fernandes Macedo (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

This talk will present the FUTEBOL project, which is a joint EU-Brazil project focused on the creation of experimental testbeds. The project’s goal is to allow the access to advanced experimental facilities in Europe and Brazil for research and education across the wireless and optical domains. To accomplish this, we will develop a converged control framework to support optical/wireless experimentation on the federated research infrastructure from all associated partners/institutions. Further, industry-driven use cases will be demonstrated using this testbed to produce advances in research at the optical/wireless boundary. The talk will provide an overview of the project, presenting the proposed testbeds as well as the experiments that we will perform to showcase the importance of optical/wireless integration on today’s networks. Those use cases involve topics such as C-RAN and radio over fiber and low latency networking for real-time applications on IoT and immersive services.