on Technical Steering and Consensus is an umbrella
subproject that provides the network vision to the other subprojects
and task forces. In phase I, the first two work packages provided
the network requirements for the envisaged applications and services
(WPA1) and an end-to-end access and edge network architecture (WPA2).
In phase II, SPA continues with techno-economic studies
(WPA3) and the co-ordination of the standardisation (WPA4). (The two
workpackages that were concluded in phase I are no longer included
in the figure.)
The other SPs are the vertical dimension of
the matrix. They study detailed solutions at network element level
and validate the concepts for four end-to-end deployment scenarios:
on MultiMedia and Broadband convergence
on Fixed Mobile convergence,
on Distributed High Speed Access,
Node Consolidation with XL PON.
The Subprojects are further divided in WP
(Workpackages) according to different technical areas.
The TFs are the horizontal dimension of the
organisation. They ensure communication and consensus in specific
technical areas across the subprojects. The outputs of the task
forces are common contributions to standardisation bodies, position
papers, comparisons of different approaches, common specifications,
and test methods:
on Access and edge platforms,
on First mile solutions,
on Lab trials.