The COMBO (COnvergence of fixed and Mobile BrOadband access/aggregation networks) research project ran between 2013 January and 2016 September.
The consortia consists of 15 partners from 7 countries, including network operators Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, France Telecom, Türk Telecom and FON; academic partners such as BME, Politecnico di Milano, Lund University, CTTC; and vendors such as ADVA, Ericsson, and among others, AITIA.
The project investigated new integrated approaches for the convergence of fixed and mobile networks by combining both optimal and seamless quality of experience for the end user along with an optimized network infrastructure ensuring increased performance, reduced cost and reduced energy consumption.
Focus areas of the functional convergence include converged subscriber and session management, advanced interface selection and route control and the Universal Access Gateway concept. Structural convergence investigated optimal baseband unit placement, impact of radio coordination on design of access and aggregation, access technology options, and backhaul and fronthaul implementations.
The project's results were presented at a large-scale integrated demonstration focusing on the functional and structural aspects of fixed-mobile convergence, at numerous conferences and journal papers, and in the form of a tutorial presented at HPSR 2015, which aimed at giving a complete summary of the consortium's efforts.
AITIA provides root cause analysis research in the MANTIS Project
The main objective of the MANTIS Project is set to develop a cyber-physical system based proactive maintenance service platform architecture to enable collaborative maintenance ecosystems throughout the whole supply chain. Such automated maintenance systems can further enhance competitiveness and also deepen business relations across Europe. This Horizon 2020 research program is funded by both the European Union and the Hungarian government. AITIA, in tight cooperation with the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, participates in several research areas including fault detection and root cause analysis using data mining and data processing technologies.
AITIA is in the core of the Arrowhead project
The Arrowhead Project is the vision of an ECSEL consortium with the backing of the European Union. It aims nothing less than to enable collaborative automation by networked embedded devices. The grand challenges it faces are the creation of interoperability and integrability of almost any device. This can be achieved by giving a full-fledged technical framework fitted for both the industrial automation world and the Internet of Things (IoT) technological domains. The Arrowhead Framework has a unique Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based approach that defines local automation clouds. In such Arrowhead compatible Local Clouds the integration of legacy systems and the real-life applicability of Framework’s solutions are kept at highest priority. AITIA leads the workpackage for interoperability and integrability. Beside this, we are involved in the architectural design and also the implementation phase of the Arrowhead Framework. The primary focus is in the service discovery, authorization and service orchestration tasks that arise in a closed automation cloud and also in between these local Arrowhead networks.
MAP Firewall - Our newest product
AITIA’s Sga-MAPFW is a MAP Firewall solution capable of screening, filtering, forwarding, or answering incoming MAP messages in the operator’s core network. Complex filtering rules can be set up based on the SCCP and MAP parameters combined with the origin of the particular message. Routing is accompanied with optional ClxPA/TT replacement in the forward and backward directions as well. Screening rules can include transparent forwarding, logging to PCAP format, emitting SNMP traps, creating CDRs, or rejecting undesired MAP MSUs with TCAP END or ABORT messages with configurable result codes. The telecom interface for AITIA’s MAP Firewall can be either SS7 or SIGTRAN, based on the actual requirements.
Vodafone Hungary is using Aitia's solution for push Proxy Gateway
The newest edition to our Signaling Generators and Analyzer, the SGA-PPGW handle wap push operation in order to support MMS-information forwarding through SMS.
The COMBO (COnvergence of fixed and Mobile BrOadband access/aggregation networks) research project started in January, 2013. It allows the convergence of fixed and mobile networks by combining both an optimal and seamless quality of experience for the end user together with an optimized network infrastructure ensuring increased performance,
reduced cost and reduced energy consumption. The consortia consists of only 17 partners from 8 countries, including operators such as Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, France Telecom, Türk Telecom and FON; academic partners such as BME, Politecnico di Milano, Lunds University, CTTC; and vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, and among others, AITIA.
EuroNOG 2012, Budapest
We had two presentation sessions on EuroNOG, this international meeting of experts responsible for the design, maintenance and development of ICT networks. The main goal of this conference was to build a platform to exchange experience between the operators, ISPs and companies responsible for network implementation. In our first session, Peter Olaszi talked about Complex Load Testing of Mobile PS and CS core - a summary of the experiences with our complex traffic generator. The focus of the presentation by Pal Varga in our second session was LTE Traffic Monitoring - an overview of the challenges and solutions during monitoring and analysis the Evolved Packet Core, LTE's inner nodes and connections.
Mobile Roaming World Summit 2012, London
AITIA's Roaming Platform is constantly evolving. We were presenting our results at the exhibition floor of Mobile Roaming World Summit in London, 13-14. November, 2012. This was the 20th anniversary of the conference - with an AITIA exhibition booth! Our new features for the roaming summit included multi-operator solutions in Roaming Steering, home short code usage for roamers worldwide, extra features in SGA-ICA (Intelligent Call Assistant); and many more.
HTE Infocom 2012, Mátraháza
This national conference is the traditional annual gathering of players in the Infocommunications domain in Hungary. The 2012 event had been held between 10-12 October, 2012 in Mátraháza. Hosted by HTE, the Scientific Association for Infocommunications in Hungary, this time the focus was on network infrastructures, LTE, security, and regulation. We presented recent advances in a the Challenges and Solutions in Monitoring the LTE Evolved Packet Core. Beside this, we presented our Complex Traffic Generator for Mobile PS and CS Core in here as well.
C-GEP - Communications over High-speed Gigabit Ethernet Platforms
AITIA has joined forces with University of Debrecen and Budapest University of technology and Economics to overcome the obstacles of complex, lossless traffic measurements of high speed Ethernet networks, including 1Gb/s, 10Gb/s, 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s connections. The platform is developed to capture all traffic carried over these high speed links, and prepare it (through filtering and high-precision timestamping) for deep analysis. Read more...
TAFOR - Traffic Generator for Complex Telecommunication Systems
This national initiative has supported the development of our SGA-TG product. This traffic generator is designed for stress testing mobile communication networks. The system is capable of simulating activities of hundreds of thousands of users and generating packet switched (PS) and circuit switched (CS) traffic in the volume of over 700 Mbps for each network interface. Individual user profiles and user groups can be defined on demand. Control and user data messages are handled at the same time, but separated in different interfaces.
The industry-led association for propagating top of the edge embedded system development in Europe, brought SCALOPES (Scalable, Low Power Embedded Platforms) to life. AITIA was involved in researching new technologies that support the aim of the project. Besides, our C-Board, this programmable, 10Gb/s measurement platform was one of the four main applications to host the advanced technologies of the project. Read more...
AITIA has joined TIGER-2 (Together IP GMPLS Ethernet Reconsidered-2) to support the European consortium with high-speed traffic measurements and analysis, and develop the concepts about new Monitoring and Knowledge Planes further.