Future Service Oriented Networks

An EU FP7 project


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FUSION is an FP7 project funded by the European Commission.

The partners are:
- Alcatel-Lucent
- Orange
- Spinor
- iMinds


- FP7 Future Networks
- FI-cluster
- H2020 ICT


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Last update:
July 2016

ENVISION partners

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The FUSION consortium consists of five partners closely associated with future Internet technologies and application services.

UCL logoUniversity College London is one of the world’s premier universities with a strong emphasis on research covering all areas including Science, Engineering and Medicine. UCL has been consistently ranked one the top universities in the world and is currently ranked number 4 in the QS world university rankings and number 22 in both the Times and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities. UCL has been in the forefront of computer network technology development and applications deployment for many years. From 1973 it operated the first international link to ARPANET (and later the Internet), providing the first gateway between the US and British networks.

Alcatel_lucent logoAlcatel-Lucent provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, ALUB offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has one of the largest research, technology and innovation organisations focused on communications — Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs — and the most experienced global services team in the industry.

Orange logoOrange Polska SA is one of the largest Polish companies, now being a member of France Telecom Group. TPSA is the core of the TP Group - the largest telecommunications group in Central Europe. As a unique company in Poland, TPSA offers telecommunication services available throughout the whole country with service portfolio covering fixed telephony, mobile telephony, data transmission, Internet and its derivatives. Orange Labs Poland is the research and development branch of TPSA. OLP's activities cover innovative telecommunication services and the underlying technologies, the definition of target telecommunication networks and evolution plans, and support for service quality improvement. OLP develops information technology and services, accelerates innovations generation and their implementation in TP Group, and also delivers production for FT Group. It participates in standardisation works of international organisations such as ITU, CENELEC, Broadband Forum, Home Gateway Initiative.

Spinor logoSpinor GmbH, located in Munich, Germany, develops Shark 3D, an authoring system and run-time 3D engine for computer games, visualisations, simulations and for broadcasting.
Worldwide, more than 25 games are based on SPINOR's Shark 3D software. One of those games is the award-winning video game "Dreamfall: The Longest Journey" from developer Funcom. This game was ranked as the world’s best game across all genre of the year by Gamespy, one of the world’s leading magazines of the game industry. The game has also won multiple awards on the E3, the leading video games trade show. SPINOR’s Shark 3D Software is also used for broadcasting, visualisation and simulation applications. Companies like Siemens, Intel, Volkswagen, and Caterpillar decided for SPINOR's software for production presentations, simulations and multi-media applications. Three of the four major German broadcasters are using Shark-3D. For example, the virtual studio of the Pro7 news show is running SPINOR’s Shark-3D software.

iMinds logoiMinds is a leading telecommunications and software research group based in Ghent, Belgium, belonging to the Department of Information Technology (INTEC) of Ghent University. iMinds is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary ICT research centre (looking at technological, legal, business and sociological aspects) on behalf of the Flemish business community and government in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in general, and the development of broadband applications in particular. The IBCN research group is also heavily involved in the technical branch of i-LAB, the comprehensive test-centre of iMinds used for experimental research. It has 550+ Linux nodes, and uses various technologies like IP, Ethernet and DSL. In addition to a wired testbed, the test centre includes a significant wireless testbed, an operational GRID network, and advanced testing and measurement equipment.

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