Metro-Haul is a H2020 5G PPP project working on designing and building a smart optical metro infrastructure able to support traffic originating from heterogeneous 5G access networks, addressing the anticipated capacity increase and its specific characteristics, e.g., mobility, low latency, low jitter, etc. This infrastructure will also support a wide variety of services and use cases with special emphasis on services from various industries vertical to the ICT.
The project has just had its second-year project review where the work so far was assessed as outstanding, with exceptional success being recorded through its massive impact in dissemination and standardisation. In just over two years, the project has generated over 170 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Papers and project blog can be found on the project web site.
On 31 October 2019, 40 representatives of the 21 partners oranisations met in Pisa, Italy to plan the final stages of the project. Demonstrations were showcased to illustrate the value of SDN control in flexible metro networks supporting 5G services. The meeting was hosted by Ericsson Telecomunicazioni and Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Per Le Telecomunicazioni (CNIT).
More information about the Metro-Haul Pisa Plenary here.