NFV/SDN/5G technologies: CNIT team wins a challenge of the H2020 SoftFIRE project

The CNIT/Roma Tor Vergata team led by Prof. Stefano Salsano has been awarded the first prize (40K€) in the “Interworking” stream or the SoftFIRE challenge (https://www.softfire.eu/open-calls/softfire-challenge/). The final evaluation of the competing teams took place during the 3rd Fed4FIRE+ Engineering Conference in Paris on March 15th. The work concerns the deployment of arbitrary overlay topologies over multiple testbeds and

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IRIS project breaks new ground in silicon photonic integration

European project IRIS (www.ict-iris.eu) has concluded with the delivery of a ground-breaking device based on silicon-photonic technology. The demonstrated device is a fully-integrated transponder-aggregator for metro networks, and allows switching and routing 12-channel signals from 4 directions to 8 ports. The ground-breaking aspect of the device is its size: everything is reduced to a 8×8 mm2 silicon photonic chip

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Device born in Italy puts the turbo on the internet

The device capable of sending complex signals on optical fibers promises to turbo the internet and telecommunications, making communications much more efficient. It is a revolution comparable to that occurred in electronics thanks to smaller and more powerful chips. Described in Nature Photonics journal, the device was born in Italy, from the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies (TeCIP) of

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