PIANO+

ERA-NET-PLUS on photonics-based internet access networks of the future

Basic Information

Description

High speed internet access is recognised as becoming increasingly important as demands for bandwidth increase. One of the key issues for Europe is how to enable ubiquitous broadband access of at least 1 Gb/s per subscriber economically within the next decade, whilst meeting the shorter term needs of system operators and users. Investment in the development of next generation optical access technologies will enable a future network to be deployed which will radically reduce infrastructure costs through removal of local exchanges and much of the metro network. PIANO+ aims at consolidating the respective funding activities throughout Europe and achieving the best possible exploitation of the resources and the innovative potential of European industry and science. This shall be achieved through a joint call focussing on photonic technology and system architectures for the scalable, future proof, cost-effective and energy efficient access network.


Main research priorities of the network

Photonic technology and system architectures for the scalable, future proof, cost-effective and energy efficient access network.


Research fields covered by the network

  • Information and communication technologies

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations

Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
Pre-Proposal
Deadline
Full-Proposal
Evaluation
End Date
Photonic-based Internet Access Networks of the Future two-stages 15/03/2010 29/04/2010

Submitted: 32

16/06/2010

Submitted: 25

18/10/2010

Successful: 16

Funded: 13