EU Project QAMeleon to develop the next generation of photonics and electronics technology that will enable 128 Gbaud optical data flow generation, reception and switching over an SDN platform.
Tuesday February 27th, 2018: QAMeleon “Sliceable multi-QAM format SDN-powered transponders and ROADMs Enabling Elastic Optical Networks”, a new EU-funded project under the H2020 ICT 2016-2017 – Photonics KET Call and the initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership, was launched at January 1rst, aiming to scale metro and core networks to 128 Gbaud speed via the development of SDN-enabled transceivers and ROADM node architectures that support sliceable and reconfigurable optical data flows. The project has duration of 4 years and a budget of 7.999.558,75 €. The project coordinator is the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems – National Technical University of Athens (GR) and it comprises a consortium of 16 partners across the whole value chain including hardware/software technology developers, component and system vendors and network providers (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France/Nokia Bell Labs France (FR), Telecom Italia SPA (IT), Finisar Germany GMBH (DE), Finisar Sweden AB (SE), Optocap Ltd (UK), VPI Photonics GmbH (DE), Nextworks (IT), Smart Photonics BV (NL), Vario Optics AG (CH), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V (DE), Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis (GR), Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum (BE), Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (NL), III-V Lab (FR) and Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DK)).
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