Our NetOS® offers a new system from which 5G capabilities can be built. By offering an open, programmable platform to operate networks, NetOS® provides a solution for coping with the increasing demand for high-speed internet access.
UK GOVERNMENT 5G TESTBED
Originally announced in the Spring Budget 2017, the 5G Testbed is the first step of an ambitious plan to put Britain at the forefront of the next wave of mobile technology, potentially adding up to £173 billion to the UK economy by 2030.
Experts from leading 5G research institutions at Bristol University, King’s College London and the University of Surrey were awarded £16m to develop a world-class 5G technology test network which will see academic expertise and commercial leadership brought together to trial new 5G technologies.
Zeetta’s contribution to the project has involved the deployment of our NetOS® platform and its network virtualisation and slicing capabilities, to control the optical transport and WiFi wireless access network in the Bristol-part of the 5G Testbed.
HORIZON 2020 PROJECTS
A total of 262 small and medium-sized companies have been selected for funding under the latest round of Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument. The total amount to be distributed to the companies under both phases of the programme is €114.237 million. We are part of three projects under the Horizon 2020 banner, including:
A €25m Smart Cities project, the REPLICATE (REnaissance of PLaces with Innovative Citizenship And TEchnologies) Project aims to demonstrate Smart City technologies in energy, transport, and ICT addressing urban complexity.
A €7.78m EU funding to investigate cost-efficient optical metro networks to meet the challenges of 5G backhaul. It is collaborative project comprised of 21 partners representing the ‘who’s who’ in the European Telecoms industry.
A new EU project totalling almost €8m to advance new generations of 5G wireless infrastructure supporting new business and service models addressing vertical markets. This is a collaboration between leading tech and telecoms firms, such as Huawei and Telecoms Italia, and prominent research institutions in Europe such as Universities of Bristol and Dresden.
We are delighted to have been selected as contributors to the Department of Culture, Media and Sports’ £25 million 5G project plan, which is set to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G technology in the UK. Projects include:
Zeetta Networks is a technology partner in the £4.3 million 5G RuralFirst project to deliver testbeds and trials to address the pressing challenges of rural 5G. The 5G RuralFirst project is one of six projects to win a slice of £25 million of public funding to help trial the next generation of 5G-based mobile and fixed wireless broadband ISP technology across the UK from Orkney to Somerset.
5G SMART TOURISM
Zeetta Networks will be delivering the enabling technology of the DCMS’s £5m-funded 5G Smart Tourism project. The project is focused on delivering enhanced visual experiences for tourists using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology in major attractions in Bath and Bristol, including the Roman Baths and Millennium Square.