U S E N E W S L E T T E R, April 2008
is the last quarterly newsletter, which briefs you on highlights of the European
IST project MUSE on Broadband Access.
MUSE partners would like to thank you for your continued interest during four
years of co-operative research on multi-service access.
successfully passed the final technical audit
The management staff presented
the main achievements of the project to a panel of external experts and the
European commission on March 17-18, 2008. As part of the audit, Subproject B
demonstrated a lab trial at T-Systems in Berlin. An executive summary of the
main results can be downloaded from http://www.ist-muse.eu
different subprojects completed the evaluation of the lab trials
Subproject B on Multimedia
Broadband integrated a new Service Plane concept in an access node, video over
IP gateway, edge router with IMS and session continuity functions, and advanced
multiplay residential gateway. The set-up was evaluated in the labs of T-Systems
and Telefónica I+D. Results are reported in deliverable DB4.4.
C on Fixed Mobile Convergence demonstrated nomadic services and session mobility
using Mobile IP in an Ethernet access platform. A key element is a resource
manager, which keeps track of the used resources. The set-up was evaluated in
the labs of TNO and Acreo. Results are reported in deliverable DC4.4.
D on High Speed Access with Distributed Control proved the concept of new
algorithms for the automatic distribution of control functions, network
efficient P2P caching, and advanced residential gateway capabilities. Portugal
Telecom Innovation hosted the lab trial and results are reported in deliverable
E on Node Consolidation realised an XLPON featuring 10/2.5 Gbit/s rates, 100 km
reach, and 512 split. It was evaluated in the labs of BT and Telecom Poland.
Deliverable DE4.1 also reports evaluation results of single wavelength
bi-directional transmission and long reach radio over fibre.
In addition to the above
mentioned reports of lab trial results, MUSE released a deliverable on "Economic
Guidelines in Broadband Access" (Reference DA3.3). It reports on a
bottom-up model for the operational expenditure and on the techno-economic
evaluation of fixed mobile convergence, distributed intelligence, and zero-touch
service provisioning from remote units.
and standards contributions
Overall, MUSE has realised three
hundred publications in international conferences and magazines. The project was
also highly influencial with more than two hundred co-signed standards
contributions and many more individual partner contributions to the DSL Forum,
HGI, ETSI, and ITU-T.
white papers, conference papers, and publications can
be requested via the MUSE website: http://www.ist-muse.eu