Feb 08

Second MONROE Open Call results

The review process for the Second MONROE Open Call has been completed and we are pleased to announce the external project proposals that have been conditionally accepted for funding.
These 15 were selected among 50 applications:


  • Characterizing Carrier Grade NATs in Mobile Broadband Networks: CGNWatcher, Scientific Excellence, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
  • Network Neutrality in Mobile Broadband: NeutMon, Scientific Excellence, University of Pisa, Italy.
  • Reconstruction of operator policies in MBB networks for improved user experience: RECON, Scientific Excellence, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary.
  • Experimental validation of REM-based machine learning algorithms for SON using MONROE nodes: MONROE-SON, Industrial Innovation, RED Technologies SAS, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal.
  • Multi-homing with Ephemeral Clouds on the Move: MEC, Scientific Excellence, University of Macedonia, Greece.
  • Programmable and Robust Smart Grid Data and Control: RASnet, Scientific Excellence, DAI-Labor, TU Berlin, Germany.
  • Towards end-to-end Multipath TCP, Scientific Excellence, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
  • Smart City Security Monitoring Platform: Cloud Eyes, Industrial Innovation, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), and TechInnowacje sp. z o.o., Poland.
  • Optimization of QoE of Mobile Broadband Services through Machine Learning: OPTIMAL, Industrial Innovation, Modio Computing SP & Paris Descartes University (PDU), France.
  • Fast and Lightweight Capacity Benchmarking of Mobile Broadband Networks in MONROE: FaLiCaB, Scientific Excellence, TU WIEN / Institute of Telecommunications (TUW), A1 Telekom Austria AG (A1), Austria.
  • Network Self-Optimization based on End-To-End measurements: eSON, Industrial Innovation, Universidad de Málaga (UMA), Spain.
  • Dynamic Pricing in HetNets: DAPHNE, Scientific Excellence, University of Thessaly (UTH), Greece.
  • Traffic and Data Offloading in Mobile Networks: TTOff, Scientific Excellence, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania.
  • Characterising Mobile Content Networks in the Wild: CaMCoW, Scientific Excellence, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom.
  • Feasibility study of latency-critical connected vehicle applications in MONROE: FELICIA, Scientific Excellence, SICS Swedish ICT, Sweden.

Dec 14

MONROE Open Call 2 Statistics

Second MONROE Open Call received 50 applications from 18 different countries. Most proposals came from Spain (7), Germany (7), Greece (7) and Italy (6). The deadline for submitting proposals was 2nd of December. The review process has started and up to 15 proposals with maximum of 100,000 EUR per proposal will be funded. The results will be announced on 1st of February 2017.

Sep 27

Second Call for Experimenters is open for applications

The MONROE project has announced the Second Open Call for Experiments and Extensions. The experimenters selected from this open call will be funded by the project and will access the prototype MONROE platform to run active/passive measurements as well as to propose protocol experiments.

Find details about the Open Call and how to apply here.


Jul 05

WoWMoM2016: Best demo award received by MONROE

The MONROE team received the Best Demo Award at WoWMoM 2016, the 17th International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, which was held June 21-24, in Coimbra, Portugal.

More information to be found here: English, Spanish




Jun 21

First User Workshop and Consortium meeting held in Oslo

The MONROE consortium got together for a week of meetings and events at Simula Research Laboratory in Oslo, Norway. The week started off with the First User Workshop for experimenters on Monday and Tuesday, June 13-14. The previous announced open call external projects were all present and starting off their collaboration with the MONROE team. The week continued with a consortium plenary meeting for three days, June 15-17. Coding activities were held in parallel.

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May 25

First MONROE open call results

The review process for the First MONROE Open Call has been completed and we are pleased to announce the external project proposals that have been conditionally accepted for funding.
These 12 were selected among 40 applications.

  • Performance of Web RTC-enabled services on the MONROE platform Acronym: PoWeR, Industrial Innovation, N. Amram Technologies Ltd, Israel.
  • Mobile Network Analytics for Apps Performance Design: Napplytics, Scientific Excellence, EUROB CREATIVE and UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA, Spain.
  • Quality-of-Experience of adaptive video streaming in mobile broadband networks: Nestor, Industrial Innovation, StreamOwl (SO) and Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece.
  • Software defined network based available bandwidth measurement in MONROE: Sometime, Scientific Excellence, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy.
  • Movement: Extending and Experimenting upon the MONROE platform towards Voice and VidEo StreaMing AssEssmeNT in Mobile Networks, Industrial Innovation, COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications S.A. and FERON TECHNOLOGIES P.C. Greece.
  • AFFORDABLE LTE NETWORK BENCHMARKING BASED ON MONROE Acronym: Monroe-LTE, Industrial Innovation, Allbesmart LDA, Portugal.
  • Software Radio for Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks: Sophia, Scientific Excellence, Software Radio Systems, Ireland.
  • Maril-in-Monroe Measurement Adaptation and Reporting in LTE, Scientific Excellence, University of the Basque Country, Spain.
  • Rapid Interpretation and Cross-Experiment Root-Cause Analysis in Network Data with Orange: Ricercando, Scientific Excellence, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Prioritisation and Resilience for Emergency Communications: PREC, Scientific Excellence, University of Aberdeen Court, Scotland.
  • Monitoring and Analysis of Quality of Experience in Mobile Broadband Networks: Mobi-QoE, Scientific Excellence, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH Tran-Gia Informationstechnik GmbH, Austria.
  • Utility-based Networking experiments for Improving QUality of Experience in mobile broadband environments: Unique, Scientific Excellence, Institute of Communications & Computer Systems (ICCS) and Incelligent (Incel), Greece.

Apr 01

First MONROE open call application statistics

First Open Call had 40 applications, from which 9 proposals target industrial innovation and the other 31 applications concentrate on Scientific Excellence. Industrial partners are present in 18 proposals submitted.

Countries represented:

Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK.


MONROE First Open Call was closed for applications on March 15. The evaluation process has started and the result notification will be sent to applicants in May. Up to 12 proposals for experiments and extensions will be funded from this Open Call round.


Feb 29

Press release: MONROE announces first Open Call with a total budget of EUR 1,8 million for external experimenters

Fornebu, Norway – February 2016

The EU H2020 funded project MONROE (Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe) builds and operates an open, European-scale platform with multi-homing capabilities to run experiments on operational Mobile Broadband (MBB) networks. The platform will consist of up to 100 stationary and 150 mobile nodes, each connected to three MBB operators and WiFi. Initially, the nodes will be distributed in 4 countries: Norway, Sweden, Spain and Italy.

The experimenters can propose research and innovation projects through open calls, and successful proposals will be funded by the project to run active/passive measurements as well as to propose protocol experiments on the MONROE platform. Each experimenter selected through the first open call will get access to the platform for up to 18 months and will be funded with up to 150 thousand Euros. MONROE will organize two open calls and the total budget for the first one is 1,8 million Euros. In addition, MONROE encourages experimenters to extend the platform in terms of functionalities as well as coverage by deploying MONROE nodes to more locations and countries.

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Feb 08

Consortium meets at Politecnico di Torino and visits GTT to test a mobile node

The MONROE consortium held a plenary meeting during three days in Turin, Italy, in which the team planned activities for 2016, discussed prototype status and decided on topics regarding deployment of nodes, system refinement, among others.

During plenary in Turin, the consortium went to GTT, the local transport company, to test a MONROE mobile node installed in one of the company’s busses (picture).

Coding days were organized for the engineering team starting one day before the plenary. The MONROE team met at Politecnico di Torino, 27 to 29 January 2016. Coding days also took place in Turin days 26 and 27 January 2016.

Dr. Özgü Alay checks a MONROE node together with other consortium members

Dr. Özgü Alay checks a MONROE node together with other consortium members.

Dec 23

First Call for Experimenters is open for applications

MONROE project has announced the First Open Call for Experiments and Extensions.

The experimenters selected from this open call will be funded by the project and will access the prototype MONROE platform to run active/passive measurements as well as to propose protocol experiments. The experimenters will be acknowledged as associate partners and will get visibility through the project’s website.

Find details about the Open Call and how to apply here.

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