Argela ProgRAN Shortlisted for 5G World Awards in the category of “Biggest Contribution to 5G Research and Development”



Argela has been shortlisted for 5G World Awards in the category of “Biggest Contribution to 5G Research and Development” with its ProgRAN technology. ProgRAN is an SDN-based, fully programmable C-RAN architecture that allows for dynamic RAN slicing.

The award ceremony will take place in London on June 29th 2016.
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Argela is Contributing to 5G Standardization Activities


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.


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



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.

Argela at IEEE BlackSeaCom 2016 in Varna, Bulgaria


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.)

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.


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.