16 JUL

Best Demo Award in IEEE SECON 2021

The demo paper “Deploying Hybrid Network Services: Mixing VNFs and CNFs in Multi-site Infrastructures” has received the best Demonstration Award in the IEEE Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (IEEE SECON’21). This work has been authored by CTTC researchers Mr. Jorge Baranda, Josep Mangues-Bafalluy, Ph.D., Mr. Luca Vettori, Ricardo Martínez, Ph.D., and Engin Zeydan, Ph.D. [...]

15 JUL

TeraFlow workshop at ONDM 2021

The 25th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling (ONDM 2021) from the 28th of June to the 1st of July 2021 has addressed cutting-edge research in established areas of optical networking and their adoption in support of a wide variety of new services and applications. Ricard Vilalta, as TeraFlow project coordinator, organized and [...]

07 JUL

New laboratory on indoor positioning and navigation solutions

CTTC’s Indoor Navigation Lab is a dedicated space for development, test and measurement of positioning and navigation solutions. It has developed in a joint effort from the Communication Systems Division and the Geomatics Divisions, partially funded by FEDER under the 5GLab project. The lab is composed of a clean dedicated space for test and measurements [...]

06 JUL

CTTC in Numbers

Your research and innovation partner.  Quick view of our team members, research divisions, budget, laboratories, Income projects, Industry innovations, patents, scientific publications, Social & Industrial Impact, Testbeds.

05 JUL

TIP OOPT Project Group Completes Successful Proof of Concept for Open Optical Networks

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Open Optical and Packet Transport Project Group has announced the successful demonstration of open optical networks control and management by the Converged Architectures for Network Disaggregation & Integration (CANDI) subgroup. The trial is a critical step to helping operators adopt best-in-breed solutions for increased vendor diversity and agility in their [...]

02 JUL

The first field test for the IOPES project

On May 27, 2021 a first field test was carried out to verify the evolution of the IOPES project (“Indoor-Outdoor Positioning for Emergency Staff”, funded by the Directorate-General Humanitarian and Civil Protection, call UCPM-2019-PP-AG, coordinated by the CTTC). The test took place at the BCN Drone Center, located at the facilities of CATUAV, one of [...]

02 JUL

IEEE OFC: Demo “Scalable for Cloud-native Transport SDN controller”

On June 7th, Carlos Manso, research assistant, has presented at the IEEE OFC virtual conference the demo entitled “Scalable for Cloud-native Transport SDN controller Using GNPy and Maching Learning Techniques for QoT estimation”. This demo shows a cloud-native SDN controller that can estimate end-to-end QoT using both analytical (GNPy) and machine learning algorithms on WDM [...]

28 JUN

CTTC participates again in the Mobile World Congress as an exhibitor

28 June 2021 - 01 July 2021

This year, CTTC participates again in the Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, 28-1 July) as an exhibitor. In our booth, you can learn about Our portfolio of R&D services for the industry: research and innovation contracts, technology alliance, standards support, feasibility studies, license agreements, etc;…and a number of success stories of R&D projects in collaboration with [...]

21 JUN

CTTC coordinates EU projects on Artificial Intelligence for 6G Networks

CTTC´s SMARTECH department is currently coordinating four projects on 5G/6G networks which have been funded by the EC under the umbrella of the Horizon 2020 5G-PPP partnership. Among those, MonB5G proposes a novel zero-touch management and orchestration framework, heavily leveraging distribution of operations together with state-of-the-art data-driven AI-based mechanisms for 6G networks. Complementarily, MARSAL breaks [...]

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18 JUN

Dr. Christos Verikoukis Interview in the IEEE Global Communications Newsletter

Dr. Christos Verikoukis, Head of the SMARTECH Department and IEEE ComSoc EMEA Director gave an interview in the IEEE Global Communications Newsletter, that is part of the IEEE Communications Magazine. He explains the work of the IEEE ComSoc EMEA Board activities during the first year of its term.        

17 JUN

Building the nervous system of our society

5G networks add to 4G networks the capability to fulfil the needs of critical latency-constrained and highly reliable services (e.g., robot control,  remote surgery). At the same time, they allow building logical networks (often referred to as slices) on top of the same physical network, hence becoming a network of networks. Furthermore, the physical substrate [...]

17 JUN

CTTC participates in a project to develop a tool to control next generation satellite systems using artificial intelligence

ATRIA project funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme, officially started on April 1st as part of the H2020-SPACE-2020 project working on the topics of satellite communications. The project aims to build a generic and intelligent tool (AI-PCS) to control current satellite flexible payloads and their configurable traditional counterparts. Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques [...]

17 JUN

CTTC develops a Smart Antenna that protects GNSS Receivers from radio frequency interferences

Researchers from the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) have developed a smart antenna for systems that use GPS and/or Galileo receivers for positioning and/or synchronization of distributed networks. These systems are vulnerable to radio frequency intentional or unintentional interferences that can block signal reception and cause service disruption. The GNSS Smart Antenna developed [...]

17 JUN

New release of the 5G-LENA NR open source network simulator

The ns-3 team of the Mobile Network group has recently released a new version of the 5G-LENA NR open source network simulator. This group actively designs, develops and maintains the open-source ns-3 simulation models of leading 4G and 5G 3GPP technologies, LTE (Long Term Evolution) and NR (New Radio). ns-3 is a research-oriented, discrete-event network [...]

25 MAY

New Job Openings

The CTTC looks for a researchers for the Communication Technologies Division. Go to careers to apply now.

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21 MAY

Christos Verikoukis Interview in the TM Broadcast for the 5GMediaHUB project

Dr. Christos Verikoukis presents the 5GMediaHUB project in an interview in the TM Broadbacast. He analyses the benefits for media applications from the outcome of the 5GMediaHUB project and from 5G in general. 5GMediaHUB is one of the three 5GPP projects that the SMARTECH Department at CTTC coordinates in the area of 5G/6G.  

12 MAY

CTTC participates in IEEE INFOCOM 2021 with two demonstrations

Jorge Baranda, Researcher at COMNET-CTTC division, presented two demonstrations in IEEE INFOCOM2021 conference on May 12th , a top ranked conference on networking in the research community. Both demonstrations show advanced concepts related with Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) when applied to Industry 4.0 vertical scenarios. [...]

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05 MAY

Castelldefels Tech City

Castelldefels is living a change in the productive model happens to incorporate technology and innovation companies, especially the smaller and far removed from the processes of production technology. Castelldefels, now more than ever, it is continuing working on this line. The city of Castelldefels aims to facilitate the transfer of technology as a tool of [...]

22 APR

Michela Svaluto Moreolo Chair of Women in Engineering (WIE) Workshop at DRCN 2021

Michela Svaluto Moreolo will chair the Women in Engineering event, technically co-sponsored by WIE Italy, in the framework of the International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN) 2021. The workshop titled “The road towards a more diverse post-covid era: challenges and opportunities” will be held on April 22 from 9.00 to 11.00 [...]

01 APR

CTTC is re-elected as a member of the board of the 5G IA

On March 26, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G IA) – the voice of the European industry for the development and evolution of 5G and the organization responsible to represent the private side of the 5G PPP – carried out an election of the members of its Governing Board and CTTC was re-elected. CTTC’s delegate who [...]

08 MAR

International Women’s Day

The CTTC celebrates the International Women’s Day. Women represent half of the world’s population and, therefore, also half of its potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies, with full human potential and sustainable development. Always remember: you are beautiful you are worthy you are important you are [...]

24 FEB

The CTTC organizes the 3rd ONFIRE Symposium

The CTTC is happy to announce  the 3rd ONFIRE Symposium, which it will be online on February 24, 2021, at 9:00 am (CET). In this event, nine invited speakers will present and discuss the advances in machine learning applications and disaggregated optical networks, including: Machine learning applications for physical layer security management, SDM networks and [...]

19 FEB

Ana Isabel Pérez-Neira, CTTC fellow researcher, receives the ICREA Academy Award 2020

The ICREA Academy program has been promoting and rewarding research excellence in public universities in Catalonia since 2008, and contributes to intensifying the research of researcher staff who are in an active and expansive phase of their careers. In the 2020 call, the work of Ana I. Pérez-Neira, fellow researcher, scientific coordinator of the CTTC [...]

11 FEB

CTTC leads a new project. Smart connectivity services to B5G networks

CTTC coordinates a project that will deliver a new generation open source cloud-native SDN controller to provide smart connectivity services to B5G networks. The main aim of TeraFlow is to discover the three main pillars and technologies behind the creation of a cloud-native SND controller with innovative features. This will be validated on different scenarios. [...]

08 FEB

CTTC works in a 5G and augmented reality project to combat crime and terrorism

DARLENE aims to investigate means by which Augmented Reality can be deployed in real time to aid in Law Enforcement Agents decision-making by employing Augmented Reality capabilities and combining them with powerful Machine Learning algorithms, sensor information fusion techniques, 3D reconstruction, wearable technology and personalized context-aware recommendations to offer European in Law Enforcement Agents a [...]

05 FEB

CTTC leads a project on ground motion monitoring

CTTC coordinates the Interreg-POCTEFA-MOMPA project. The project includes Catalan, Andorran and French experts in monitoring terrain movements. During the first year, the deformations of a large Pyrenean territory have been monitored, including Alt Urgell and Cerdanya in Catalonia, Capcir and Conflent in France and Andorra. The monitoring was carried out with a remote sensing technique [...]

27 JAN

CTTC joins QuantumCAT: the Quantum technologies hub of Catalonia

CTTC becomes an associate member of the QuantumCat. The QuantumCat is a hub of research institutions in Catalonia and companies, and it aims to promote Quantum technology transfer and innovation projects with industrial and social impact in the short and medium term. The objective of the Catalan Quantum Technologies Hub is to advance and develop [...]

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27 JAN

CTTC coordinates the 5GMediaHUB a new project on 5G experimentation for third party services

The CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA (CTTC) coordinates a new Innovation Action EU-funded project 5GMediaHUB: 5G experimentation environment for 3rd party media services. The vision of 5GMediaHUB is to enable EU to achieve its goal of becoming a world leader in 5G, by accelerating the testing and validation of innovative 5G-empowered media applications and NetApps [...]

22 JAN

CTTC Coordinates a new Project on 6G: MARSAL Project

The CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA (CTTC) coordinates a new 6G Research and Innovation EU-funded project MARSAL: MACHINE LEARNING-BASED, NETWORKING AND COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OF 5G AND BEYOND INTELLIGENT NETWORKS MARSAL breaks the barriers of the traditional cellular networks paradigm by proposing breakthrough distributed processing cell-free massive MIMO architectures, which will be integrated [...]

22 JAN

Heimdall Project Final Demo

On Thursday, January, 21 2021 a practical exercise simulating a multi-risk emergency has been be carried out as closing Event of the European Project HEIMDALL to demonstrate the functionalities of the platform developed in the project’s framework. The platform aims to help the operatives to make efficient, well-informed and safe decisions. End users and consortium [...]

14 JAN

METRO-HAUL among top 10 most impactful 5G pilots

In September 2020, researchers from the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) successfully conducted the final demonstration of the METRO-HAUL project. The research project, with the CTTC as a partner, is now featured by the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (PPP) experts as one of the ten most impactful 5G pilots. In the newly published brochure [...]

13 JAN

Sea level rise scenarios along the mediterranean coasts “Delta del Ebro”

The Geomatics Division  is currently working on the European project SAVEMEDCOASTS-2, which is focuses at finding measures to protect the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea of ​​the worrying phenomenon of rising sea levels and the serious consequences this has for coastal lands and populations. To do this, the project consists of a first phase where [...]

08 JAN

Scavenge project and its training network experience

SCAVENGE aimed to create a training network for early-stage researchers (ESRs) who contributed to the design and implementation of eco-friendly and sustainable next-generation 5G networks and became leaders in the related scientific, technological, and industrial initiatives. To realise its vision, the project took a complete approach, encompassing the characterisation of intermittent and/or erratic energy sources, [...]

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