THE COHERENT PROJECT
AIMS TO RESEARCH,
DEVELOP AND SHOWCASE
A UNIFIED PROGRAMMABLE
CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR
5G HETEROGENEOUS RADIO
ACCESS NETWORKS

The COHERENT project is one of H2020 5G-PPP projects funded by European Commission. It aims to research, develop and showcase a unified programmable control framework for 5G heterogeneous radio access networks.

The project will focus on three innovations in control and coordination of 5G networks:

  • Software defined networking for radio access networks, to enable a scalable and flexible control and coordination framework for complex resource coordination and spectrum management in 5G networks.
  • Efficient radio resource modelling and management in programmable radio access networks, with well-defined control interfaces and protocols to greatly simplify the management of heterogeneous mobile networks, to be verified by various 5G use cases.
  • Flexible spectrum management, based on the awareness of spectrum usage through the COHERENT control framework, to support different spectrum access schemes, including but not limited to, Licensed Shared Access, License Assisted Access, and flexible duplex in 5G radio access networks.

Under the 5G-PPP collaboration framework, the COHERENT consortium will cooperate closely with other 5G-PPP projects to develop a unified control and coordination framework for 5G networks. The applicability and benefits of the COHERENT approach will be demonstrated by a true proof-of-concept prototype.

Object-1
Project Motivation

5G networks need key innovations to solve the control and coordination problem in large-scale heterogeneous mobile networks, so as to release the full potential of 5G networks.

Object-2
Project Objectives

The aim of COHERENT is to research, develop and showcase a unified programmable control framework for 5G heterogeneous radio access networks.

Object-3
Project Consortium

The COHERENT consortium is constituted by  14 partners with competence well balanced among industry company, telecom operators, universities, research institutes, and SMEs from 9 countries.

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