ETHER includes a coordinated set of actions towards the development of flexible and sustainable end-to-end integrated Terrestrial Networks and Non-Terrestrial Networks solution. It is a breakthrough concept that relies on the evolution of individual, well-established technologies and broadly accepted trends.

Find below the list of technical solutions that the ETHER project will be developing.

ETHER will demonstrate the ETHER MANO’s capabilities in a lab environment.

ETHER project will work on NearbyOne orchestrator and, that has been already released in market, necessary interfaces will be designed and its functionalities will be demonstrated in a large-scale lab-controlled environment.

ETHER targets a prototype, based on the basic principles of the UE antenna design for the UE to be able to access both the terrestrial and non-terrestrial network with the same handheld.

ETHER will extend the monitoring and decomposition capabilities of the NETAI’s Microscope traffic monitor framework to heterogeneous terrestrial, aerial and satellite traffic, and integrate it with forecasting capabilities.

ETHER will expand the already demonstrated part of these algorithms by AUTH (in a lab environment) and include the aerial and space layers to the current framework that focuses exclusively on the terrestrial domain.

ETHER will expand the flexible payload capabilities in an embedded system and in a laboratory environment,  as well as its integration in a Software Defined Radio (SDR) board, and with a ground MANO will be demonstrated.

ETHER will demonstrate a core network with store-and-forward capability for discontinuous link operation, with the integration of satellite dynamics, relative mobility and UEs location management.

ETHER will demonstrate that by taking into account the semantic properties of the information we can tremendously reduce the amount of information that is being generated, pre-processed, transmitted, and further processed without affecting the amount of conveyed information.