IIT Home Page CNR Home Page

EU Project - Mobile OpportunisTic Traffic Offloading (MOTO)

Contraente: Comunità europea

Tipo: Progetto internazionale

Ubiquitous Internet

To support the booming demand in mobile 4G data services, the MOTO project proposes to design, dimension,implement, and evaluate a new network architecture in support of dynamic traffic offloading strategies to relievea congested 4G/LTE network. Going far beyond present infrastructure based offloading approaches, MOTOexplores an additional layer of disruptive offloading protocols that make use of direct terminal-to-terminalcommunications.MOTO definitely takes an operator point of view to opportunistic networking by keeping terminal based offloadingunder the control of the operator’s infrastructure. It explores and evaluates distributed offloading controlprotocols, it investigates coordination strategies between mobile and broadband Internet operators, it designsand implements a distributed trust and security policy, it derives formal capacity enhancements estimates andworks toward understanding mobility and contact opportunities.MOTO adopts an experimental methodology, providing enhancements to an open source simulationenvironment, and carrying out practical experimentations on an operator's large scale integrated testbed forarchitecture and protocol validation. The operators’ vision, requirements, and experience are backed by a strongteam of experts in wireless networking technologies both from academia and industry.Thanks to MOTO offloading solutions, the operators will decide how much bandwidth to allocate for supportingcrowds of users sharing data hungry services in a flexible and efficient way, and will be able to handle peaks oftraffic without overprovisioning the infrastructure and without blocking the service to its users.


Dal 01/11/2011 al 31/10/2015