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Argela is Contributing to 5G Standardization Activities

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Argela is participating in 5G standardization activities as part of the June 13-16, 3GPP RAN Plenary standardization meeting in Busan, Korea. With more than 100 3GPP member companies and about 300 delegates attending the meeting, 5G requirements and architecture proposals are being evaluated to define the basis of 3GPP Release-14 (Road to 5G) and Release-15 (5G Phase 1) standards.

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Argela Attended the 2nd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft 2016) in Seoul, Korea

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Argela attended the 2nd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft 2016), which is held in Seoul, Korea on 6-10 June 2016, and presented its two academic papers accepted by the conference committee. NetSoft 2016 focuses on the theme, “Softwarization of Networks, Clouds, and Internet of Things,” presenting recent, emerging approaches and technical solutions for dealing with future softwarized networks, clouds, and IoT infrastructures, as well as with novel services provided on top of these infrastructures. During the conference, key technologies that pave the way to 5G have been discussed through paper presentations, poster sessions, demos, and expert panels. Software-Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Service Function Chaining (SFC), Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), Software-Defined Radio Access Networks (SDRAN), Cloud and Fog Computing are among the key enabler technologies that have been addressed in the conference. The papers that have been written by Argela are on the management of SDN control plane performance and energy efficient traffic routing in SDN.

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Argela at IEEE BlackSeaCom 2016 in Varna, Bulgaria

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The IEEE BlackSeaCom series of conferences are held in the countries surrounding the Black Sea. The goal of the IEEE BlackSeaCom is to bring together visionaries in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to the shores of the Black Sea. This is a unique opportunity for the scientists and experts from the area to meet with the worldwide known researchers and industrial leaders. The BlackSeaCom will address many of the outstanding grand challenges that exist in the areas of communications and networking while having an opportunity to explore this exciting and dynamic region that has a rich history yet not well known to the world.

The IEEE BlackSeaCom is becoming a significant scientific event with diverse program and opportunities. It covers both theoretical and systems-integration research in all aspects of telecommunications. The conference features a main technical program with papers, showcasing the latest technologies, applications and services. The conference also includes a number of workshops and tutorials, keynote talks, held by renowned researchers and industrial leaders, panel discussions, special sessions, as well as poster   and demo session.

Argela has presented one paper in IEEE BlackSeaCom’2016:

A Self-Organizing ICIC Scheme in LTE, by Akın Soysal, Bengi Mizrahi, Irfan Ali, K. Berker Loğoğlu and Arda Akman. (In this paper, we propose a distributed, self-organizing, adaptive and semi-static Soft Frequency Reuse based downlink Inter-Cell Interference Coordination scheme for an LTE system to increase the throughput of cell-edge users. Cells are able to self-organize the allocation of frequency sub-bands for cell-edge users using a distributed algorithm without requiring extensive pre-planning needed for static schemes. The proposed scheme is adaptive to changes in the number and location of users in the cell and to changes in cell-edge frequency sub-band allocations of neighboring cells. The changes in frequency sub-band allocations is semi-static and occurs periodically (e.g. every 200 ms). We also explain how the algorithm can be implemented in an LTE system by using the existing specification and not requiring proprietary extensions to standards. Results from extensive simulation of the algorithm using the open source Network Simulator 3 show that the scheme outperforms the static Soft Frequency Reuse scheme.)

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Argela 5G Çalıştayı’nda 5G’deki yerel ve küresel gelişmeler konuşuldu

Argela’nın düzenlediği 5G Çalıştayı’nda 5G’deki yerel ve küresel gelişmeler konuşuldu

Argela, 5G alanındaki teknolojik gelişmeler ve trendlerin konuşulduğu ikinci 5G Çalıştayı’nı İstanbul’da gerçekleştirdi. Teknoloji dünyasının önde gelen kurumlarından isimleri bir araya getiren 5G Çalıştayı’nda; Türkiye ve dünyada gerçekleştirilen 5G çalışmalarının yanı sıra Türkiye’de milli ve güvenli bir 5G altyapısı kurulması adına akademi, özel sektör ve kamu kuruluşları arasında geliştirilecek iş birliklerinin önemine de dikkat çekildi.

 

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Argela, 5G alanındaki teknolojik gelişmeleri ve trendleri İstanbul’da düzenlediği ikinci 5G Çalıştayı’nda masaya yatırdı. Çalıştayda; Türkiye’de milli ve güvenli bir 5G altyapısı kurulması adına; akademi, özel sektör ve kamu kuruluşları arasında gerçekleştirilecek iş birliklerinin önemi de vurgulandı.

Etkinlikte; Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (BTK) Başkanı Ömer Fatih Sayan, Savunma Sanayi Müsteşarlığı (SSM) AR-GE ve Teknoloji Yönetimi Daire Başkanlığı’ndan AR-GE Direktörü Hikmet Kangal, Argela Genel Müdürü Bülent Kaytaz’ın yanı sıra Georgia Institute of Technology Öğretim Üyesi Prof. İlhan Fuat Akyıldız ve AB 5G Altyapı Birliği Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi Jacques Magen de birer konuşma yaptı.

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Argela Joined in ON.Lab

Argela joined ON.Lab and is actively participating two major projects, Open Network Operating System (ONOS) and Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD).

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Bülent Kaytaz visited ON.Lab in May 2016 to see the latest developments in the Argela USA-ON.Lab collaboration in person. He met with Dr. Guru Parulkar, the Executive Director of ON.Lab and Consulting Professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University as well as representatives from AT&T, Verizon and SK Telecom.
ON.Lab is a non-profit organization that aims to develop SDN and NFV-based tools and platforms for networks of different sizes and applications. The two major ON.Lab projects are ONOS – Open Network Operating System and CORD – Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter. Argela is actively participating in both projects. The CORD project has various flavors for different markets. In M-CORD, which is pursuing an SDN and NFV based platform for 5G deployment, Argela has partnered with other ON.Lab participants: AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium, and Radisys. Argela is integrating ProgRAN, its programmable RAN architecture to M-CORD in this partnership. The ProgRAN integrated M-CORD will be ready in June 2016 and an Argela, AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium and Radisys joint demo will be presented at the Mobile World Congress China.

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Bulent Kaytaz Visits Argela USA and ON.Lab

Bulent Kaytaz visited ON.Lab on May 16, 2016 together with Argela team (Savas Tanyeri, Oguz Sunay and Arda Akman), to see the latest developments in the Argela USA-ON.Lab collaboration in person. He met with Dr. Guru Parulkar, the Executive Director of ON.Lab and Consulting Professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University as well as representatives from AT&T, Verizon and SK Telecom.

ON.Lab is a non-profit organization that aims to develop SDN and NFV-based tools and platforms for networks of different sizes and applications. The two major ON.Lab projects are ONOS – Open Network Operating System and CORD – Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter. Argela is actively participating in both projects. The CORD project has various flavors for different markets. In M-CORD, which is pursuing an SDN and NFV based platform for 5G deployment, Argela has partnered with other ON.Lab participants: AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium, and Radisys. Argela is integrating ProgRAN, its programmable RAN architecture to M-CORD in this partnership. The ProgRAN integrated M-CORD will be ready in June 2016 and an Argela, AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium and Radisys joint demo will be presented at the Mobile World Congress China.

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ARGELA at Small Cell World Summit 2016 in London

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At the Small Cell World Summit in London, Argela presents its ProgRAN RAN Slicing architecture for 4G and 5G radio access nodes. The platform independent ProgRAN software creates dynamic and programmable RAN slices that could be utilized for flexible services. Argela has partnered with Cavium and demonstrates its ProgRAN technology on the Cavium’s cloud RAN platform.

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Argela’s TILAS Project is awarded by Celtic-Plus Excellence Award for Smart Cities

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Argela’s TILAS Project is awarded by Celtic-Plus Excellence Award for Smart Cities

EU Project TILAS – Technology Improvements for Large Scale Smart Cities Deployments – which Argela was one of the contributors is awarded by “Celtic-Plus Excellence Award for Smart Cities”.

TILAS project, completed in late 2015, has developed solutions to enable the deployment of IoT – Internet of Things – devices to large-scale smart cities environments. The breakthroughs achieved by the project include an innovative IoT data abstraction framework, new models of end-to-end security devices, customized optimal enclosures, management of massive remote firmware upgrades, and cloud base services exploiting large amount of data. All these results have been validated on different test-bed deployments in Santander, Paris, Grenoble and Seoul.

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TILAS project is run by a consortium of 9 partners coming from 4 different countries: Spain (TST, TTI, Bankoi), France (Gemalto, UPEC, CEA-LETI, Webdyn), Turkey (Argela) and South Korea (Pangaea).

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ARGELA is SPONSORING and PRESENTING PAPERS at IEEE NOMS 2016 in Istanbul Turkey

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ARGELA is SPONSORING and PRESENTING PAPERS at IEEE NOMS 2016 in Istanbul Turkey

Held in even-numbered years since 1988, IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, NOMS 2016 will follow the 28 years tradition of NOMS as the primary IEEE Communications Society’s forum for technical exchange on management of information and communication technology focusing on research, development, integration, standards, services, and user communities. NOMS 2016 focuses on the theme “Managing Everything toward a Secure, Smart, and Hyperconnected World,” presenting recent, emerging approaches, and technical solutions for dealing with future network and ICT infrastructures, as well as with novel services provided in smart and hyper-connected environments (e.g., smart cities, Internet of Things). http://noms2016.ieee-noms.org/

Argela will be presenting two papers during IEEE NOMS :

  • Standalone eNode-B Design with Integrated Virtual EPC in Public Safety Networks, by Can Altay, Nazlı Zeynep Bozdemir,  and Erdoğan Camcıoğlu.(This paper proposes a standalone eNode-B architecture, which deploys its own integrated virtual EPC to ensure service without backhaul connection. The proposed standalone eNode-Bs are also designed to establish backhaul connection with each other to extend the coverage without need for a central EPC structure. Standalone LTE solutions for PSNs that fall within the scope of this paper, aim to offer resiliency, robustness, dynamicity, and high quality service. The basic LTE functions and further design challenges, related to connected or non-connected standalone eNode-Bs, are discussed through the paper.)
  • Flexible Bandwidth-Based Virtual Network Embedding by Cihangir Besiktas, Didem Gözüpek, Aydin Ulas, Erhan Lokman Özcan Özyurt and Kazim Ulusoy.(The paper is on Software-Defined Networks (SDN) based virtual network embedding in physical networks according to various criteria including virtual network topology, bandwidth, and location.)