AI4Green integrates novel artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to current and future mobile networks for sustainability, scalability, agility, and autonomicity. 30% to 50% energy savings is expected in multiple domains of the network including not only the radio access segment but also the content delivery systems and cloud data centers.
In summary, the business target for the Swedish team is to integrate AI and ML in the mobile network infrastructure including cloud and content delivery resources to enable mobile operators to save energy and reduce cost while maintaining the mandated quality-of-service levels. Thus, mobile operators are the targeted first hand users or customers of the tools and intelligent systems developed in this project.
AI4Green is a three year cluster project organised by Eureka CelticPlus. Organisations from Sweden, France, Finland and Portugal are also part of the project. The main co-ordinator is Orange Labs, France. The Swedish consortium, co-funded by Vinnova, consists of a telecom operator (Tele2), a university (KTH), and three technology service provider SME’s (BI Nordic, Flexenclosure, and Canaima). This national AI4Green team will be co-ordinated by KTH, School of EECS, Kista, Stockholm.
METIS II, Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society Key objectives of METIS-II are to develop the overall 5G radio access network design and to provide the technical enablers needed for an efficient integration and use of the various 5G technologies and components currently developed.
ACTIVE – Advanced Connectivity Platform for Vertical Segments
The rapid evolution of communications technologies and the decreasing costs facilitates the connectivity for Internet of Things and Machines to Machines end-to-end over various networks e.g. cellular network. The current problem is that we have no generalized connectivity for this but vertical and silo-oriented solutions and platforms. This makes it costly to develop solutions as one needs to redo the whole communication and middle-ware each time a new application is developed, instead of focusing on the application itself.
Seamless DIreCt Air to GRound COmmunications in EU
Researchers from KTH, Ericsson, Airbus, and Create-Net have joined forces in a new EIT Digital project, ICARO-EU (Seamless Direct Air-to-Ground Communications in Europe). The project aims to provide seamless gate-to-gate connectivity for aircraft through a high capacity Direct Air-to-Ground Communications (DA2GC) system integrated with ground cellular networks. This will provide high speed broadband simultaneously to all passengers in aircraft flying in Europe and potentially beyond.