LOOP - Coexistence and optimization for LTE-RAN and WAN

Start: 01 July 2007
End: 31 December 2008
Funding: European
Status: Due
Division: Communication Technologies
Department: Machine to Machine Communications (M2M), Smart Energy Efficient Communication Technologies (SMARTECH)
Code: Project contract/code: FIT-330215-2007-8

The LOOP project and this collective consortium have a common pre-competitive R&D interest to address interoperability/coexistence solutions, specifically between 3GPP LTE RAN and WAN (WiMAX and WLAN) to ensure their competitive position in the market and to have coexistence solutions in place for eventual commercial launch. In the scope of the LOOP project, we aim to address:

  • Network discovery, session management and Roaming to support improved service delivery of new applications with the appropriate QoS and charging.
  • Ad-Hoc Relay networks for cell coverage enhancement.
  • Application of cognitive radio concepts to support opportunistic use of licensed LTE/WiMax spectrum by secondary systems.
  • Intra-system Optimisation to ensure efficient bandwidth utilization.

LOOP innovations will be demonstrated on a coexistence demonstration tool and on real WMAN networks, which will serve as a basis for evaluating the product true market potential targeting commercial launch.

CTTC will contribute to the following WPs :

  • WP2: Coexistence Scenarios Definition
  • WP3 – System Coexistence and Optimization
    • Task 3.2 Ad-Hoc Networking for Relay-based Enhanced Cell Coverage
    • Task 3.4 Intra-system Optimization
  • WP4 Coexistence Demonstration
    • Task 4.1 Demonstration Scenarios
    • Task 4.2 SW Framework Definition, Implementation and Demonstration
  • WP5 – Dissemination and Exploitation
  • University of the Aegean, GR
  • TurkCell, TU
  • Telefonica I+D, ES
  • Sigint, CY
  • PT Inovação, ES
  • Demokritos, GR
  • CBT Comunicacion & Multimedia, ES
  • Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes, PT