Telecoms

Telecoms Working Group

 

Thierry HOUDOIN, WP President - FRANCE TELECOM, thierry.houdoin@orange.com

"In the past 10 years, the major evolutions of the telecommunications world, mobile phone, broadband access and Internet services, have positively impacted everybody's life in Europe. Telecoms Working Group goals are to federate and boost Paris Region’s ICTs ecosystem and to conduct experiments in the field of telecom technologies and services with global visibilities. It rises to the challenge of global competition by offering companies and citizens new application solutions and helping to set industry standards. The experiments planned will concretely contribute to the attractiveness of Paris region.”

 

REQUIREMENTS AND NEW USES

Information and Communication Technologies, both fixed and mobile, are present in the professional and private lives of individuals. The needs are still growing, for example with new video usages widespreading in the telecommunication networks, so seeking with higher bitrates is mandatory, both for fixed and mobile domains. With the availability of smart phones, usages in mobility are exploding today, and the design of solutions allowing secure pervasive access to remote content (e.g. distributed in clouds) is a priority for the working group. Efficient usage of complementary radio technology such as WiFi and 2G/3G/4G is one example of topics investigated in research projects.

In the business area, the development of Cloud Computing will require new network solutions. The next few years will see the real start of "Internet of Things", so we will have to develop mechanisms to handle very large number of devices with communications capabilities.

Minimization of the ICTs ecological impact will be an important research field in the next years.

Users require controlling their communications with high qua-lity, low cost and simplicity, this is a challenge for the industry and operators. Network security and reliability is a key point for achieving this mandatory users' requirement.

The design of new services linked to technological advance in telecommunication is also a priority of the Working Group.

 

THE TELECOMS WORKING GROUP WITHIN SYSTEMATIC

  • R&D financed Projects: 78
  • Partners: 141 including:

• 80 SMEs
• 9 Enterprises of Intermediate Size
• 24 Large companies
• 28 Research institutes and universities

  • Total investment: 395.7M€

 


Nunzio SANTORO

WG Vice-President
INSTITUT TELECOM - TELECOM SUDPARIS

Marc BOURGAREL

Representative of Permanent Secretariat
SYSTEMATIC

 

 

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