PARTNER 1: LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY (LJMU)
Founded in 1825, Liverpool John Moores University has over 180 years’ experience in delivering high quality higher education. The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences enjoys an international research reputation with over 70 students are working in research areas which include Networking, Distributed Multimedia Systems and Security. Previous work includes the EPSRC-funded ‘Secure Component Composition for Personal Ubiquitous Computing’ project, the European-funded SMETA project (wireless mobile tourist information), and the EU FP7 Aniketos IP project (networked service security).
LJMU will be the Project Leader, lead the design of the cooperative Access Points and will be heavily involved in the process of designing the overall Wi-5 architecture. Moreover, LJMU will participate in the field trials and validation, as well as the dissemination tasks.
PARTNER 2: NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK (TNO)
TNO is a not-for-profit research organisation, whose mission is to support industry and society in general in transforming knowledge into products and processes of economic and societal value. Within TNO, the Information Society theme focuses on the gains that ICT can bring to society. The theme works with many European operators and service providers to implement innovations in networks and services. Activities range from research into new network technology concepts, promoting the adoption of such newly developed concepts in worldwide standards, network pilots and trials in the lab and in the field. TNO was a key partner in FP7 FIGARO and they have a leading role in FP7 FIRE STEER.
In Wi-5, the main activities of TNO will be to investigate business models and provide a quantitative architectural review. They will also be involved 4 to develop the architecture for over-the-top vertical handover.
PARTNER 3: UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA (UNIZAR)
UNIZAR, founded in 1542, is a continuously growing institution including Engineering degrees since the early 1970s. The Aragon Institute of Engineering Research (I3A) will host the research activity of Wi-5. The main interests of the group are evaluation of multimedia systems, traffic optimisation techniques, methodologies for estimating perceived quality (QoE) from network parameters, radio resource management and mobility support in 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, ad-hoc and cognitive networks. In addition to the research activities, its members are also involved in teaching Telecommunications Engineering and Computer Science at the Higher Engineering and Architecture School (EINA) of UNIZAR, and in two doctoral interuniversity programs.
UNIZAR will lead in the development of cooperative AP functionality within the context of a single service provider.
PARTNER 4: AİRTİES KABLOSUZ İLETİŞİM SAN VE DIŞ TİC A.Ş. (AIRTIES)
AIRTIES Wireless Networks was founded in 2004 headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. Currently AIRTIES has 231 employees, more than 95 of which are working in R&D. AIRTIES designs and develops the products in its portfolio including access points, gateways, video bridges, IP set-top boxes, and homeplug devices. AIRTIES’ main technology innovations include the distribution of high definition video wirelessly to multiple rooms and screens, wireless coverage range extension in concrete buildings, and secure network set up via a button touch. AIRTIES has experience in the deployment of 802.11 and Wi-Fi Alliance standards and continually develops and deploys first-to-market products to provide wireless broadband connctivity.
According to their wide expertise on implementation of Wi-Fi features, AIRTIES will lead the integration and field trials work in Wi-5 and will contribute towards development of the smart AP functionalities.
PARTNER 5: PRIMETEL
PrimeTel PLC is a Cyprus telecommunications company that offers and develops Voice, Data and Video services. The company owns and operates a truly regional network, spanning across Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Russia and the United Kingdom, providing city-to-city connectivity, data communications, fiber optic fixed network infrastructure and IP-based services between key European and Middle East markets. PrimeTel is one of the few telecommunications operators in the region that can provide a full spectrum of connectivity and services.
PrimeTel will lead the field trials work in Wi-5 and work heavily in the validation of the Wi-5 architecture. PrimeTel will also contributing to the design and implementation of cooperative AP functionality and support the dissemination and exploitation activities.