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1 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Roberto Sabella Research & Innovation Manager Ericsson Lab Italy Research and Innovation in Ericsson Lab Italy

2 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella 128 years of success 1876 Company founded by Lars Magnus Ericsson 1878 From telegraph to telephone 1881 First export order 1894 Trademark registered 1897 Manufacturing abroad 1923 From manual to automatic 1968 From electro mechanics to computer control 1981 From fixed to mobile 1991 From 1G analog to 2G digital mobile technology 1998 Convergence of telecom and data in fixed/mobile networks 1999 Evolution towards 3G and Mobile Internet 2001First 3G WCDMA call on public network (Vodafone) 2002 World’s first live seamless handover WCDMA to GSM 2003 WCDMA roll-out starts globally Ericsson is leader in Technology Innovation Strong R&D commitment Driving industry standards Innovation through strategic partnerships Stimulating third-party application development Market

3 Marketing 3 06-05-2003 Sec Class: Open Prepared: TEI/CA E. Cioffi Rev. PA9 Approved:TEI/CA A. Rosa Ammaturo CA-03:0030 3 17-09-2003 Security Class: Open …about the R&D

4 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Ericsson R&D Centers Main Centers: Canada Finland Germany Ireland Italy Netherlands Spain Sweden ( 4 main centers) Supporting Centers: Brazil China Denmark Hungary Japan Norway USA Partners ETK IXG Tieto Enator Semcon Teleca Wipro TCS

5 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella  672 employees (May ’04)  Multi-technology design center  3 centers: Milan, Rome, Pagani  Average age: 37 years (45% under 35 years)  Average professional seniority: 9 years  Women: 21%  University graduates: 82 % Milan Pagani Rome 312 people 147 people 213 people Ericsson Lab Italy – Main Figures

6 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella ERI commitment in the TLC network Wireline Access Packet/Circuit Packet/Circuit LMDSNB-Access Service & Core Network Service & Core Network AXE User Plane Intelligent Network SDH-Radio Network Mgmt Network Synch. LIS

7 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella ERI main responsibilities ERI is an Ericsson “Main Design Center” with the following responsibilities: - In the transmission and transport business area PDU Wireless Broadband Access High Capacity Radio Microwave Network Mgmt & Element Mgmt - In the core network business area AXE User Plane and Narrowband Access Ericsson Network Synchronization Center – ENSC AXE Application: Intelligent Network - IN SSF Lawful Interception Solution - LIS

8 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Ericsson Lab Italy – Our Sites in Italy (1) Rome Site - Anagnina since 1974  Competence:  Competence center for TLC systems and network architectures based on several technologies (STM, ATM, Wireless, IP, Photonic switching)  Global competence center for network synchronization  Competence center for microelectronics: ASIC/FPGA, SoC (System on Chip), Opto-electronics, FW-DP and FW-DSP  Competence center for SW architecture using C, C++, and Java languages  Product Responsibility:  Pool devices for network services, switching systems, clock and synchronization, both for circuit switched and packet platforms  Inter-working Units between switching and transport nodes based on different technologies (STM-ATM, STM-IP)  High-tech ASIC/SoC elements for 2G and 3G Radio Base Stations  Point-to-multipoint Wireless Broadband Access applications (LMDS)

9 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Salerno Site - Pagani since 1990  Competence :  Competence for systems and network architectures related to Lawful Intercept Systems  Center for SW design, development, test and certification of AXE based tlc systems  Competence center for the development of Element and Sub-Network Managers designed with traditional (C and C++) and Internet (Java and HTML) languages  Product Responsibility :  Intelligent Network Applications (Service Switching Function)  Lawful Intercept Solution (LIS Program, LI Mediation Device and Access Point)  AXE User Plane (devices)  Network Manager for microwave and optical transmission systems Ericsson Lab Italy – Our Sites in Italy (2)

10 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Milan Site - Vimodrone since 1998  Competence :  Design center for microwave radio equipment  MMIC technology competence center  Product Responsibility :  Point-to-multipoint Wireless Broadband Access Systems (WBAS)  Point-to-point high-capacity access systems (SDH Radio) Ericsson Lab Italy – Our Sites in Italy (3)

11 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Fixed Wireless Access IP-Based New Generation Infrastructures Mobile Networks (3G & B3G) Multimedia Technologies (Speech & Audio/Video Processing) Areas of Advanced Research Architecture, Protocols, and algorithms for new generation systems Optimized solutions for backhauling of WLAN and UMTS Advanced integrated technology for MMIC up to 40 GHz for low-cost/high- performance terminals. Multimedia format adaptation Multimedia processors and gateways Transport of multimedia flows Pre- & post- processing video techniques Multi-access networks IP multimedia subsystems User defined service provisioning Security Multi-service architecture Traffic Engineering NGN control plane QoS in heterogeneous networks

12 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Current R&I Projects AreaAcronymFundingDurationSite High Capacity Radio Link (38GHz) SLAM MAP Apr 01 -Jun 04 ERI Milano & Roma BB Wireless Access – Adapt mod. DRAP MIUR May 01 - Feb 06 ERI Milano & Roma Intelligent Networks IN - B3G MIUR Mar 04 -Jun 06ERI Pagani Audio Processing SQE MIUR Apr 04 - Dec 06 ERI Pagani & Roma Management System for New Generation Networks SIG-IMA MIUR Oct 02 - Oct 05ERI Pagani Traffic Engineering in New Generation IP Networks TANGO MIUR Nov 02 - Nov04CoRiTeL Roma Multimedia over 3G and B3G Sys PRESTO MIUR Jan 03 - Apr 05 CoRiTeL Salerno Advanced Fixed Wireless Access (FP6 - Integrated Project ) BROADWAN EC Dec 03 - Nov 05 CoRiTeL Roma & Milano New Generation Internet Networks ( FP6 - Network of Excellence) EURO-NGI EC Dec 04 - Dec 05CoRiTeL Roma Microwave Semiconductor Devices (FP6 - Network of Excellence) TARGET EC Jan 04 - Dec 05 CoRiTeL Milano

13 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella PastPresent Future Mobile Nets 2G  Years ’90s  Digital Communications  Introduction of authentication and cryptography  Voice and limited data services (SMS)  Roaming  Among operators  Among countries  Two frequencies: 900 e 1800 Mhz  GSM, CDMA, PDC Mobile Nets 2.5GMobile Nets 3GMobile Nets B3G  End ‘90s Early ’00s  Voice and data services  Introduction of IP  Data services (tens of Kbps)  Multimedia services (MMS, download streaming)  E-mail, Internet  New multimedia terminals (N-GAGE)  GPRS, EDGE  2003 …  Introduction of WCDMA  Voice and enhanced multimedia services (up to 2Mbps)  Videotelefonia  Streaming  Introduction of IP Multimedia (flexibility)  New terminals (PDA- like phones)  UMTS, IMT2000  2010 … ?  Multi access  Always Best Connected  Wide Band (100 Mbps)  All-IP network  Enhanced services based on user profile, preferences, location  De-located wearable terminals  PAN: personal area networks (Interconnection of personal devices)  …… Mobile Nets 1G  End of ’80s  Analog communications  Low security  Voice services  Incompatibility among systems:  Among operators  Among countries  Frequency: 900 Mhz  TACS, AMPS, NMT Mobile Networks Evolution

14 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Visited Network 1 HSS Web Server Dial out Conference P-CSCF 1 P-CSCF 2 Visited Network 2 Web Server Video on Demand AAA Client CV Box Server DHCP 1 DHCP 2 Presence Server Streaming Server Proxy Cache MRFC CPL Application Platform AAA Server S-CSCF MRFP PRESTO Server Nodes

15 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Visited Network 1 HSS Web Server Dial out Conference P-CSCF 1 P-CSCF 2 Visited Network 2 Web Server Video on Demand AAA Client CV Box Server DHCP 1 DHCP 2 Presence Server Streaming Server Proxy Cache MRFC CPL Application Platform AAA Server S-CSCF MRFP SIP FTP DIAMETER SQL TCP RTSP RTP HTTP HTML Applet HTTP HTML SMIL PRESTO Server Architecture

16 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Media Adaptation in Heterogeneous Environment Example: point to point (video telephony) GATEWAY TRANSCODING UMTS AMR MPEG4 G.711 H.261 AMR MPEG4 3G-324M G.711 H.261 H.320 G.723.1 H.263 H.323 G.723.1 H.263 PS CS

17 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Media Adaptation to Cope with Bandwidth variation Example: bandwidth adaptation during a videophone conversation GATEWAY AMR MPEG4 TERMINAL CONGESTION! CS/PS Flow Control UMTS

18 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Paradigm Shift End-user behavior Traffic Growth Mobility Internet Consolidation Convergence Technology GlobalizationCompetition Designed essentially For telephone traffic Flexible and service-indep. Infrastructure: All-IP, multi -service, - class Quick introduction of services Flexibility QoS New Infocom World Old Telecom World Scalability Responsiveness NGI: Evolution Towards “All-IP” Scenario

19 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Growth of Internet traffic Costs are rising faster than revenues adding bandwidth is slow and complex Effective use of bandwidth is needed! All services over IP (including real time services such as conversional) QoS level as provided by connection oriented technologies (e.g ATM) New Generation Infrastructure Requirements

20 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Robust multi-service solutions for the backbone core and edge towards converged networks for: Supporting Voice/ Data and Fixed/ Mobile on the same infrastructure Conversational and real time applications with same QoS provided by telecom networks Multi-Service Network Wireless Other IP/Multi- Service networks Wireline CATV Enterprise networks Other Telephony networks Other Telephony networks MPLS based Network Services Multi-Service Network Concept

21 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella TE System Developed in Our Lab Path Provisioning Global routing Dynamic routing Local (CBR) More than nowadays CBR BW engineering Optimize resource use congestion avoidance by pre-emption & re-routing Foreseen traffic: Contracts&estimation Unpredictable traffic Different QoS provided Recovery

22 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Core Network Wired Network Laptop computer 2G Wireless 3G Air Interface Cell Phone BTS LMDS RT LMDS BS RNC WLAN Basic Service Set AP LMDS BS LMDS RT Broadband Access 3G Backhaul WLAN Backhaul Applications of FWA Systems

23 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella Advanced and low cost integrated technology for MMIC up to 40 GHz Customer premise equipment is a key issue for a wider diffusion of LMDS systems!  High performance radio equipment  Low cost  Tight module integration Key devices (up to 40 GHz band) :  Highly linear power amplifiers  Low phase noise oscillator Methodology:  Technology investigation ( GaAs, Si Ge, InP)  Circuit design  Devices characterization and modeling  Prototype development

24 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella ERI in relation with Universities & Res. centersMilanoPagani Roma Milano-Politecnico Milano-Politecnico Pavia Pavia Bologna Bologna Ferrara Ferrara Pisa (Univ.,CNR,S.Anna) Pisa (Univ.,CNR,S.Anna) L’Aquila L’Aquila Roma-Tor Vergata Roma-Tor Vergata Roma-La Sapienza Roma-La Sapienza Roma 3 Roma 3 Napoli Napoli Salerno Salerno Sannio Sannio Research Laboratories CoRiTel/Roma CoRiTel/Salerno CoRiTel/Bologna PoliEri PisaTel

25 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella University Research act. in cooperation Research act. in cooperation Ericsson Lab Italy Competence: from knowledge to results People:from student to hi-tech professional Relationships with Universities Joint res. lab CoRiTel

26 L ’ Aquila, 14 giugno 2004Roberto Sabella R&I Relevant Outcomes (last two years) 40 papers accepted for publication on international journals, or magazines, or Conference Proceedings A special issue has been guest edited on “Traffic Engineering in New Generation Networks”, on IEEE Network (March 2003) Intl conference being organized on NGI, supported by IEEE Com. Soc. Publications Patents Courses, Stages, Thesis 19 New Invention Disclosures 12 First filing applications 15 Subsequent filing application 16 Issued patents 4 Courses provided by ERI people to Universities 30 Students graduated in 2003-2004 (5 years degree) 10 Stages (3 years degree)


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