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MARSAL marks its progress towards 5G and Beyond Intelligent Networks

On the 10th and 11th of May, the Horizon 2020 project MARSAL “Machine Learning-Based, Networking and Computing Infrastructure Resource Management of 5G and Beyond Intelligent Networks” held its second virtual plenary meeting. The meeting was chaired by the Project Coordinator, Dr. Christos Verikoukis, representing Centre Technologic De Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC). Our colleagues Dr. Charalambos Klitis, Mr. Vasilis Machamint and Mr. Philippos Philippou from the R&D Department, represented eBOS Technologies at the event, which brought together the 14 project partners from 9 European countries.

During the meeting, the partners discussed the vision and the implementation progress of the project. To that end, the work package leaders presented the development of their work, including progress made towards the project objectives and deliverables. They also presented the scheduled project activities. The discussions focused on the architecture of the MARSAL network, its specifications as well as on the results expected to be achieved in each work package.

The project aims to develop and evaluate a complete framework for the management and orchestration of network resources in 5G and beyond networks, by utilizing a converged optical-wireless network infrastructure in the access and fronthaul/midhaul segments. It breaks the barriers of the traditional cellular networks paradigm by proposing breakthrough distributed processing cell-free massive MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) architectures, which will be integrated with existing V-RAN (Virtual Radio Access Network) elements, while being in-line with O-RAN (Optical Radio Access Network) concept.

In the project, eBOS Technologies leads the activities related to the Dissemination and Communication of the project with a focus on outreach activities targeting various stakeholders and leveraging innovative communication channels. eBOS also contributes to the overall architecture, system requirements and interfaces of the MARSAL network.

MARSAL is an EU-funded project under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 101017171. More information for the project can be found on the project website (https://www.marsalproject.eu/).