The 5GPPP association has decided to organise open workshops in order to allow outside projects to present their visions and contributions to future 5G networks. In this sense, the first open 5G architecture workshop will be held in Brussels on 06/04/2016. Xavier Artiga (CTTC) will present the SANSA network concept focusing on the functionalities of the Hybrid Network Manager and Intelligent Backhaul Node that are being developed within the project activities. In addition, the presentation will also address some open issues of a potential integration of SANSA in overall 5G architectures based on SDN/NFV techniques.

In the framework of the FP7 and H2020 Network Technologies Concertation Day held in Brussels on the 1st of March of 2016, SANSA technical activities were presented to the Radio Access and Spectrum (RAS) future networks cluster. The main objective of this cluster is to boost the impact of their involved projects by establishing synergies between projects and sharing best practices and opportunities for (pre-) standardization, dissemination and exploitation activities.

The Concertation day was devoted to the definition of the future activities of current existing clusters (CAON, FI, RAS) and their cooperation with the 5GPPP initiative projects. As a result of the discussion, SANSA was preliminary included in the RAS cluster jointly with other H2020 projects such as TWEETHER or IBROW. The future activities of the RAS cluster will be further discussed in the next RAS meeting.

The second technical and project management meeting (2nd PMT) and the first general assembly (1st GA) of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme’s project SANSA took place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of February 2016 at AVANTI premises in London.

SANSA consortium members had the chance during the meeting proceedings to review the progress of the first year and set forth the work plan ahead for the second and third year of the project.”

The Mobile World Congress is the world’s biggest mobile industry event. The 2016 event counted more than 100,000 attendees, 2,200 exhibitors and it was covered by 3,600 members of the international press and media.
CTTC was selected by Catalonia Trade & Investment, (a public agency from the Government of Catalonia), as one of the Catalan research centers to be present in the MWC2016 exhibition. CTTC took the opportunity to present its portfolio of Products & Solutions (P&S) in the fields of Communication networks, technologies, systems, position, navigation, and remote sensing, but also to present its most important R&D on-going projects; namely Flex5GWare, 5GCrosshaul, Fantastic-5G, STRAUSS, COMBO and SANSA.
Therefore SANSA activities where communicated to CTTC’s booth visitors and a SANSA factsheet was distributed to all interested attendees.