TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Symbiotic Convergence of M2M Wireless Communications and the 5G
FUNDING AGENCY: Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad

GRANT CODE: TEC2015-71303-R


Current wireless communication technologies are mostly reliant on infrastructures and struggle to cope with capacity demand at various times as a result of; user demands in high population density environment, poor network signal levels/connectivity failure or partially/wholly destruction of communication infrastructures. Future wireless networks will be heterogeneous and dynamic, supporting/incorporating different wireless technologies such as cellular technologies, WLAN, WSN, Mobile Ad-hoc networks and Wireless Mesh Network. This dynamic composite network will greatly promote the concepts of Internet of Things (IoT). The evolution of wireless communication technologies till date has brought about significant advances in mobile devices. Mobile devices are smart devices enriched with various cognitive abilities and capable of connecting to a range of communication technologies. With the rapid proliferation of wireless technologies; the uninterruptible trend to application diversification; the introduction of software driven smart phones; the demand by users for higher data rate and better quality of experience; the introduction of multifarious networks requiring large bandwidth, the need to embrace communication technologies operating in both the licensed and licensed-exempt (LE) radio frequency bands has become imperative. The SINERGIA project proposes the development of a new M2M communication technology aligned to the 5G standardization bodies that will provide innovative and secured Internet enabled communication specialized for industrial and pure machine to machine scenarios exploring the use of the LE bands, TV white spaces and GSM spectrum amongst others. This will be implemented in alignment with the most prolific standardization groups including the IETF 6TiSCH WG and the 5G-PPP consortium, and proposing a novel technology that is able to coexist with existing cellular networks guarantying ubiquitous medium access and scalability. The proposed system will operate congruently with either long-range Wi-Fi license-exempt bands, Sub-GHz bands (both licensed or unlicensed) and would be easily ported to devices with other wireless interfaces including licensed services e.g. LTE, and future technologies opportunistically capable of accessing TV white spaces. SINERGIA will operate in LE spectrum bands and TV white spaces, allowing low-cost deployment and operation. The resilient SINERGIA technology will implement a self-healing redundant networking structure as compared to single point of failure in many existing communication solutions, which depend on base stations or infrastructure. While using long-range low power wireless technologies as the transmission chain, SINERGIA will enhance radio frequency characteristics by incorporating reliability using time synchronization and frequency diversity, combined with CCM security mechanisms. The SINERGIA technology will be suitable for industrial and large scale deployments such as in cities and also become the basis of machine type communication infrastructure omnipresent and available for emergency situations. SINERGIA will integrate to the current 5G and IP infrastructure through standardized interfaces and seamless integration of native IPv6 technologies. The SINERGIA technology will be designed with security mechanisms to enable device authorization and authentication whilst integrity, confidentiality and authentication of the exchanged information will also be guaranteed.

Public Deliverables:

Deliverable Title Link
D1.1 5G Requirements for M2M Available
D1.2 State of the Art MAC layers for Wide Area Wireless Communications Available
D1.3 Trade off and learnings on Spectrum usage, regulations and coexistence of M2M 5G and user centric 5G and Design of MAC layer for M2M Unavailable
D1.4 Optimized control plane management for M2M networks Unavailable
D2.1 Standardization activities towards IP on M2M Unavailable
D2.2 Standardization activities towards 5G and M2M Unavailable
D3.1 Prototype evaluation results Unavailable
D4.1 Exploitation plan Unavailable