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CCABA is the UPC's reference center on 5G & Beyond communications systems. Its activities were launched in January 1994 with the goal of integrating several research groups at UPC in the field of broadband communications. All upcoming technologies associated to transmission, cable networks, fiber optics and radio support, switching and interconnectivity, management of telecommunications networks, protocols and services are the field of interests of the CCABA.

For some years now, new emerging technologies have been developed under the generic name of Next Generation of Communications Networks and Services (NGNS) (like 5G and beyond, IoT, Virtualization of Networks and Services, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality, Machine Learning, Smart Cities, etc.). They have influenced the structure and the research lines of CCABA: the focus has gradually turned to design, integrate and validate an Artificial Intelligence-based platform that provides end-to-end 5G & Beyond smart networks and services. CCABA leads the participation of UPC in the 5G-BCN consortium and is currently participating in several projects on 6G technology.


Areas in CCBA

Fundamental technologiesCommunications systemsNetworks and services



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