Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany

Deutsche Telekom AG is a German telecommunications company headquartered in Bonn. Deutsche Telekom was formed in 1996 as the former state-owned monopoly Deutsche Bundespost was privatized. As of June 2008, the German government still holds a 15% stake in company stock directly, and another 17% through the government bank KfW. Wikipedia.


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The invention relates to a method for enhancing the security of navigating a vehicle by providing real-time navigation data to the vehicle via a mobile communication network, wherein the mobile communication network comprises a radio access network, the radio access network comprising a coverage region, wherein at least one remote sensing system is connected to the mobile communication network, the at least one remote sensing system comprising a remote sensing system, the remote sensing system comprising a remote sensing region, wherein the remote sensing region at least partially overlaps with the coverage region, wherein the mobile communication network comprises a server entity, wherein the method comprises the following steps:-- the server entity - in case of the vehicle being located on a travelling path of the vehicle across the coverage region of the radio access network - obtaining travelling data related to the vehicle, the travelling data including a location information and a date information, the location information being related to a position of the vehicle along the travelling path of the vehicle across the coverage region, the date information indicating a date the vehicle is located on the position along the travelling path of the vehicle across the coverage region,-- the server entity obtaining, based on the travelling data related to the travelling path of the vehicle across the coverage region, remote sensing data from the remote sensing system, wherein the remote sensing data are related to the vehicle and/or objects being detected, by the remote sensing system, within the remote sensing region during a time interval, the time interval including the date being indicated by the date information of the travelling data,-- determining, based on the remote sensing data obtained from the remote sensing system, the real-time navigation data for enhancing the security of navigating the vehicle,-- the server entity transmitting the real-time navigation data to the vehicle,wherein the server entity is connected to an information delivery entity, the information delivery entity comprising storage means storing assistance data related to the vehicle, the assistance data being configured for increasing the safety and the ability to provide important information in advance, wherein the method comprises the further step of:-- the server entity including the assistance data with the real-time navigation data prior to transmitting the real-time navigation data to the vehicle.


The present invention is directed towards an adapted conversion device implementation for transparent packet-based multipath bundling protocol to realize a hybrid access efficiently. In case computer clients do not comprise a multipath bundling device or do not have installed a multipath bundling protocol for reasons of availability, preference or implementation specific reasons they are not enabled to communicate using packet-based multipath bundling and are hence excluded from its advantages. Hence, a convert device implementation is suggested which enables packet-based multipath bundling with low technical effort. Accordingly the present invention is directed towards a device, a method, a bundling converter server, a telecommunication system and a computer-readable medium for allowing transparent packet-based multipath bundling in a communication network.


The invention relates to a method for transmitting and/or receiving network layer reachability information by a network node of a telecommunications network, wherein the telecommunications network comprises a plurality of network nodes, wherein the telecommunications network is an IP (Internet Protocol) packet data network, wherein the network node provides a routing and/or forwarding operation of IPv6 data packets on the network layer (layer 3) according to the OSI model (Open Systems Interconnection model),wherein the network node transmits network layer reachability information to a further network node of the plurality of network nodes and/or receives network layer reachability information from a third network node of the plurality of network nodes,wherein the method comprises at least the step of:transmitting network layer reachability information to the further network node and/orreceiving network layer reachability information from the third network node, wherein the network layer reachability information is, at least partly, defined based on an address information and a bit mask, the bit mask defining at least a first relevant binary digit of the network layer reachability information and/or the address information, and a second relevant binary digit of the network layer reachability information and/or the address information such that the first and second relevant binary digits of the bit mask are separated - within the bit mask - by at least one non-relevant binary digit of the bit mask.


This invention relates to a method and system for the discovery of suitable AAP nodes to provide bonding functionality in an operator network. The presented solution uses multicast AAP discovery messages send by the bonding client for the discovery of AAP-Nodes in the operator network. These AAP discovery messages are send by the bonding client over all available links which are intended to be used for bonding. The AAP-Nodes within the network will receive a multitude of the AAP discovery messages from the same bonding client. Upon this event the AAP-Nodes will reply using an AAP reply message. The bonding client will receive a multitude of AAP reply messages and will be able to reconstruct the logical network topology, in particular the location of cross over nodes, based on the information contained in the multitude of AAP reply messages.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-12-2015 | Award Amount: 4.38M | Year: 2016

SoftFIRE\ partners are aiming at Research and Innovation actions pursuing the integration of existing experimental facilities, testbeds and laboratories into FIRE\. The project focuses on new technologies like SDN and NFV in order to create a reliable, secure, interoperable and programmable experimental network infrastructure within the FIRE\ initiative. The Consortium will federate existing experimental testbeds in order to create an infrastructure that Third Parties can use to develop new services and applications. The federation is a step towards the creation of a new network experimental infrastructure that could be used as an initial 5G oriented platform. The SoftFIRE\ testbed will offer the possibility to assess and improve programmable solutions. In this environment there are three key elements to consider: programmability, interoperability and security. These properties have to be assessed in terms of efficiency, functional responsiveness and in general terms E2E QoS. The main objective of this project is to demonstrate and assess the level of maturity of adopted solutions and to show how they can support the full potential of these properties in a real world infrastructure by creating, nurturing and supporting an ecosystem of Third parties able to make use of the SoftFIRE\ testbed and to functionally extend it. The project aims at creating a broad ecosystem of companies engaged with the evolution of the SoftFIRE\ testbed. In order to achieve this goal, the project will spend a considerable part of its effort and budget for involving Third parties in the usage and consolidation of the platform. The mechanisms envisaged for this are: Open Calls and specific events (like Hackathon, Plug-tests and Challenges). The federated infrastructure will be used in order to a) develop new services and applications from Third parties, and b) develop new platform functionalities.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-14-2014 | Award Amount: 7.92M | Year: 2015

The key objective of 5G NORMA is to develop a conceptually novel, adaptive and future-proof 5G mobile network architecture. The architecture is enabling unprecedented levels of network customisability, ensuring stringent performance, security, cost and energy requirements to be met; as well as providing an API-driven architectural openness, fuelling economic growth through over-the-top innovation. With 5G NORMA, leading players in the mobile ecosystem aim to underpin Europes leadership position in 5G. Relevant to strands Radio network architecture and technologies and Convergence beyond last mile, the 5G NORMA architecture will provide the necessary adaptability able to efficiently handle the diverse requirements and traffic demand fluctuations resulting from heterogeneous and changing service portfolios. Not following the one system fits all services paradigm of current architectures, 5G NORMA will allow for adapting the mechanisms executed for a given service to the specific service requirements, resulting in a novel service- and context-dependent adaptation of network functions paradigm. The technical approach is based on the innovative concept of adaptive (de)composition and allocation of mobile network functions, which flexibly decomposes the mobile network functions and places the resulting functions in the most appropriate location. By doing so, access and core functions no longer (necessarily) reside in different locations, which is exploited to jointly optimize their operation when possible. The adaptability of the architecture is further strengthened by the innovative software-defined mobile network control and mobile multi-tenancy concepts, and underpinned by corroborating demonstrations. 5G NORMA will ensure economic sustainability of network operation and open opportunities for new players, while leveraging the efficiency of the architecture to do so in a cost- and energy- effective way.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: DS-04-2015 | Award Amount: 6.34M | Year: 2016

SISSDEN is a project aimed at improving the cybersecurity posture of EU entities and end users through development of situational awareness and sharing of actionable information. It builds on the experience of Shadowserver, a non-profit organization well known in the security community for its efforts in mitigation of botnet and malware propagation, free of charge victim notification services, and close collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies, national CERTs, and network providers. The core of SISSDEN is a worldwide sensor network, which will be deployed and operated by the project consortium. This passive threat data collection mechanism will be complemented by behavioral analysis of malware and multiple external data sources. Actionable information produced by SISSDEN will be used for the purposes of nocost victim notification and remediation via organizations such as National CERTs, ISPs, hosting providers and Law Enforcement Agencies such as EC3. It will especially benefit SMEs and citizens, which do not have the capability to resist threats alone, allowing them to participate in this global effort, and profit from the improved information processing, analysis and exchange of security intelligence, to effectively prevent and counter security breaches. The main goal of the project is creation of multiple high-quality feeds of actionable security information that will be used for remediation purposes and for proactive tightening of computer defences. This will be achieved through development and deployment of a distributed sensor network based on state-of-the-art honeypot/darknet technologies and creation of a high-throughput data processing center. SISSDEN will provide in-depth analytics on the collected data and develop metrics that will be used to establish the scale of most important security issues in the EU, and impact of the project itself. Finally, a curated reference data set will be created and published to provide a high-value resource.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: ICT-14-2014 | Award Amount: 10.00M | Year: 2015

The goal of the 5G Exchange (5GEx) project is to enable cross-domain orchestration of services over multiple administrations or over multi-domain single administrations. This will allow end-to-end network and service elements to mix in multi-vendor, heterogeneous technology and resource environments. Market fragmentation has resulted in a multitude of network operators each focused on different countries and regions. This makes it difficult to create infrastructure services spanning multiple countries, such as virtual connectivity or compute resources, as no single operator has a footprint everywhere. 5GEx aims to enable collaboration between operators, regarding 5G infrastructure services, with the view to introducing a unification via NFV/SDN compatible multi-domain orchestration by producing (i) an open platform enabling cross-domain orchestration of services over these multiple domains, with a set of open source software tools and extensions that can be utilised outside the scope of 5GEx; (ii) a Sandbox Network enabling experimentation and validation of the devised architecture, mechanisms, and business models; (iii) a proof-of-innovation multi-domain platform enabling multiple 5G use-cases and realistic scenarios that demonstrate the orchestration of complex end-to-end Infrastructure as a Service across multiple carriers; (iv) contributions to standards bodies of concepts learned during the development and experimentation of the project; (v) input to stimulate the telecom and IT industry stakeholders by actively promoting adoption of 5GExs open solutions. Such 5G infrastructure services will provide a crucial role in making 5G happen as they provide the foundation of all cloud and networking services. 5GEx aims to enable, through operator collaboration, a unified European infrastructure service market integrating multiple operators and technologies, where service provisioning is fast and automated and which results in stronger economy via economies of scale.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-18-2016 | Award Amount: 3.99M | Year: 2017

The SPECIAL project will address the contradiction between Big Data innovation and privacy-aware data protection by proposing a technical solution that makes both of these goals realistic. We will develop technology that: (i) supports the acquisition of user consent at collection time and the recording of both data and metadata (consent, policies, event data, context) according to legislative and user-specified policies; (ii) caters for privacy-aware, secure workflows that include usage/access control, transparency and compliance verification; (iii) demonstrates robustness in terms of performance, scalability and security all of which are necessary to support privacy preserving innovation in Big Data environments; and (iv) provides a dashboard with feedback and control features that make privacy in Big Data comprehensible and manageable for data subjects, controllers, and processors. SPECIAL shall allow citizens and organisations to share more data, while guaranteeing data protection compliance, thus enabling both trust and the creation of valuable new insights from shared data. Our vision will be realised and validated via real world use cases that - in order to be viable - need to overcome current challenges concerning the processing and sharing of data in a privacy preserving manner. In order to realise this vision, we will combine and significantly extend big data architectures to handle Linked Data, harness them with sticky policies as well as scalable queryable encryption, and develop advanced user interaction and control features: SPECIAL will build on top of the Big Data Europe and PrimeLife Projects, exploit their results, and further advance the state of the art of privacy enhancing technologies.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-14-2014 | Award Amount: 7.99M | Year: 2015

Key objectives of METIS-II are to develop the overall 5G radio access network design and to provide the technical enablers needed for an efficient integration and use of the various 5G technologies and components currently developed. The innovation pillars that will allow METIS-II to achieve this goal are a holistic spectrum management architecture addressing the spectrum crunch, an air interface harmonisation framework enabling an efficient integration of new and legacy air interfaces, an agile Resource Management (RM) framework providing the dynamics required to efficiently adapt the integrated 5G air interfaces and radio concepts to the varying traffic demand and service requirements, a cross-layer and cross-air-interface system access and mobility framework ensuring an ubiquitous access continuum, and a common control and user plane framework providing the means for an efficient support of the broad versatility of services expected for 5G as well as a future-proof and cost-efficient implementation of the 5G integration. On the strategic level, METIS-II will provide the 5G collaboration framework within 5G-PPP for a common evaluation of 5G radio access network concepts and prepare concerted action towards regulatory and standardisation bodies. Based on its very strong and international consortium with partners from all regions with strong 5G R&D initiatives (EU, US, China, Japan, Korea) with most of the major international vendors, major operators, and key researchers, METIS-II will have the unique capability to drive consensus building globally, to consolidate a full picture of the needs of mobile as well as vertical industries, and to disseminate the results towards the relevant bodies, forums, and standardisation groups in all regions. The METIS-II proposal addresses the Strand Radio network architecture and technologies in the ICT14-2014 call in the H2020 program. METIS-II is committed to actively drive the collaboration with the 5G-PPP.

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