Telecommunications and Cloud Services


5G is the greatest challenge for mobility services in the years to come and the technological battle is beginning now with the first deployments. While communication speed is one of the major issues for 5G with a goal of at least 1 Gbit/s and a peak around 10 Gbit/s, the exponential growth in communication requirements between connected things, latency time and intelligent distribution of content (mostly video) are others.
It is predicted that by 2025, there will be 150 billion communicating objects exchanging data, thus generating traffic that is doubling every 12 hours(1).
Our STC project is based on convergence between Software Defined Networking proposed in the form of virtualized functions deployed in a Cloud Computing environment. Additionally, its main goal is to set up algorithms to orchestrate and manage the Cloud-RAN functions which will also be deployed on a dedicated platform.


STC, Telecommunications and Cloud Services, is one of the precursor projects in 5G technology to:

  • Meet the needs for agility and high performances in telecommunications networks.
  • Render classic telecommunications networks more agile and efficient, by means of three new paradigms: Cloud Computing, SDN (Software Defined Networking), and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization).

Target markets

5G is one of the main issues addressed by the “Telecom Sovereignty” plan in the NFI (Nouvelle France Industrielle) programme set up by the government. All the actions set up under this plan contribute to developing the digital industry in France, so that better consortia can be created.
Accordingly, with STC, SystemX is contributing to setting up the platform under the Telecom Sovereignty plan, the purpose of which is to provide a testbed for industry, comprising all the bricks of a network, and virtualised networking services.

Doctoral thesis supported by the project

  • Data monitoring, analysis and prediction for Cloud-RAN
  • Algorithms for Cloud RAN network dimensioning and resource allocation

Further information

Source : Dirk Helbing & Evangelos Pournaras (2015) Share/bookmark Society: Build digital democracy [archive], Nature, 2015-11-02)
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Industrial Partners
Orange Nokia
Project Manager
Drissa Houatra