U S E N E W S L E T T E R, October 2005
This quarterly newsletter briefs you on
highlights of the European IST project MUSE on Broadband Access.
MUSE phase II has been selected in 4th call of
IST 6th Framework Programme
In the second phase, MUSE plans to extend the
multiservice access architecture with multimedia service enablers and fixed
mobile convergence capabilities. Also new architectural concepts like
distributed functionality or long reach optical access are proposed. MUSE will
continue to influence standardisation with its research results, primarly in DSL
Forum and ETSI, but also in Home Gateway Initiative, ITU-T and others. Concepts
will be evaluated in lab trials. Assuming a successful completion of the
on-going contract negotiations with the European Commission, the extension will
start in January 2006 and end in December 2007.
MUSE Autumn School, Gent, October 3-6, 2005
The Flemish IBBT (Interdisciplinary institute for
BroadBand Technologies) organises the MUSE Autumn School on BB Access. The four
day training programme includes tutorial sessions on Ethernet/IP networking,
QoS, and SIP. The course is complemented with practical hands-on excercises in
MUSE Workshop on Optical Access, Berlin, October
HHI (Heinrich Herz Institute) organises a workshop about
optical access technologies studied in MUSE. For more information, cf. http://www.ist-muse.org.
ETSI TM6 approved
the Spectral Management standard with strong involvement and lead from MUSE
partners (TNO rapporteur).
8th MUSE consortium meeting
Around 120 attendees are expected during the 8th
Consortium Meeting organised by NTUA in Athens in October to discuss the issues
and the progress in the task forces and subprojects.
Some recent available deliverables
"Reference Models for a European
Multi-service Access Network"
The document outlines the MUSE multi-service,
multi-edge, broadband access architecture. It describes reference models and
"Prototype for initial test-bed evaluation
of Carriergrade Ethernet platform solution."
The prototype demonstrates the feasibility of an
Ethernet based multi-service access network. The implemented Mac forced
forwarding provides a secure and scalable connectivity at layer 3. The control
and management plane allows for the configuration of session and QoS guarantees
in a multi-provider environment.
Deliverables, conference papers, and publications
can be requested via the MUSE website: http://www.ist-muse.org
has presentations at various conferences, amongst them ECOC (Glasgow
25-28 Sept.), BB Europe (Bordeaux 11-14 Dec.), COMNETS (Boston,7 Oct.), OSGi
Alliance World Congress 2005 (Paris, 10-14 Oct.)
MUSE is part of the IST Broadband for All cluster. Other
information from European research in this area can be found on the website of