STRONGEST - Scalable Tunable and Resilient Optical Networks Guaranteeing Extremely-high Speed Transport

Start: 01 January 2010
End: 31 December 2012
Funding: European
Status: Due
Division: Communication Networks
STRONGEST leverages on the definition of innovative architectures for developing a scalable, resilient and cost-effective transport network, offering ultra-high capacity to the end users in the broadband society of the future. The new architectures will take into account the evolution of the access network technologies, in order to ensure transparent core-access integration, but the studies carried out by the project will focus mainly on the metro and core areas, because these are the part of the network where the main scalability issues are foreseen in the next years.Main objective:

The main objective of STRONGEST is:
To design and demonstrate an evolutionary ultra-high (Petabit) capacity multilayer transport network, compatible with Gbit/s access rates, based on optimized integration of Optical and Packet nodes, and equipped with a multi-domain, multi-technology control plane. This network will be able to offer:

  • High scalability and flexibility
  • Guaranteed end-to-end performance and survivability
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Reduced total cost of ownership
  • Telecom Italia S.p.A. – TI – Italy
  • VECOMM di Vezzoni Emilio – VEC – Italy
  • University of Peloponnese – UoP – Greece
  • University of Essex – UEssex – UK
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC – Spain
  • Universitaet Stuttgart – UST – Germany
  • Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo SA – TID – Spain
  • Nokia Siemens Networks GMBH & Co. KG – NSN – Germany
  • Interdisciplinar Instituut Voor Breedbandtecchnologie VZW – IBBT – Belgium
  • Ericsson Telecomunicazioni S.p.A – TEI – Italy
  • Deutsche Telekom AG – DT – Germany
  • Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni – CNIT – Italy
  • Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya – CTTC – Spain
  • British Telecommunications PLC – BT – UK
  • Alcatel-Lucent Deutschland AG – ALUD – Germany
  • PrimeTel PLC – PRI – Cyprus