eNTIRE - Network and service technologies and infrastructure
Bridging the gap between communication services and network provisioning
The broad research scope of the eNTIRE area consists of the dynamic control and management of resources at various levels, spanning from optical transport and cognitive wireless resources to communication and computing ones.
Such dynamic control and optimized usage of resources is pursued leveraging on extensive knowledge on network and service technologies, namely in the fields of the optical transport control plane and routing, cognitive radio, access networks coexistence and interoperability, cooperative networking, broadband wireless, data management, modeling and energy-aware use of computing resources. This research finds applications in both the IT industry (Internet of Things, energy-efficient data-center management, Enterprise 2.0) and the telecommunication industry where it contributes to the evolution of traditional operator business models.
Amongst the key competences of the eNTIRE area:
- Optical networks control plane and routing
- GMPLS/MPLS networks
- Cognitive radio
- Spectrum sensing and dynamic allocation
- Broadband wireless access
- Energy-efficient use of access technologies and computing resources
- Cooperative networking
- Data and data-center management