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The Networks Area comprehends solid competences and covers projects regarding design, implementation and operations of fixed telecommunications networks, as well as their hybridisation with other sorts of networks (i.e. 5G and Smart Grids). Skills present in the Area cover network design, resource optimisation and information management in all layers of the OSI model, including expertise on Net Neutrality with provision of technical means to verify Traffic Management techniques.


Development of 5G and IoT and connected services drives Network Area to farm competences able to address both, hybrid fixed/mobile networks (especially 5G), as well as use and development of network virtualization and management software.


In particular, the Area is focussing on consolidating the following skills:


  1. Network and service quality in fixed and mobile networks;

  2. IoT and Smart Grids;

  3. 5G vertical applications;

  4. traffic management with Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) techniques;

  5. use of AI and “deep learning” methodology;

  6. es in 5G network management.


This focus on 5G and IoT - technologies crossing many economic sectors - by Networks Area translates in a high attention to extending the diversity of public authorities to carry out new projects with. An example being the Smart Roads agreement signed with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructures and with the Ministry of Economic Development.


FUB carries out research activities in this Area, as reflected in numerous publications and conference proceedings - often in partnership with major international scientific bodies - as well as in European research projects participation.


Ministry of Economic Development

Monitoring and verification of 5G projects developed within the pre-commercial trials in radio spectrum 3.6 - 3.8 GHz. Public Notice of 16 March 2017 (Determine Directorate Prot. N 18436).

Ministry of Economic Development, RSE

The aim of the project is to evaluate the 5G network performance in the energy sector, by considering specific use cases to promote "smart energy" applications based on capillary monitoring and reliable information of the power grid.


FUB supported AGID in the census of PAs' digital infrastructure and in defining the guidelines and the plan for public datacentre consolidation.

Ministry of Economic Development

Study and evaluation of FTTB/FTTC technologies in a multi operator scenario.

Ministry of Economic Development - Made in Italy Industria 2015 Programme

Development of an innovative prototype solution for baggage handling in the airport.


Deployment of a system for measuring wireless network coverage of M2M/IoT technologies in order to support the comparative analysis of the solutions for IoT services.


Implementation and deployment of Italian NRA Resolution 244/08/CSP, concerning the measurements of Internet fixed access service quality. Measurements refer to network performance both at the end user's home and at regional measurement points.

AGCOM - H3G, TIM, Vodafone, Wind

The QoS-mobile project consists in comparative measurements of the broadband access Quality of Service offered by national mobile networks, carried out by Fondazione Bordoni. The results are evaluated and published by AGCOM.

European Commission (7th Framework Programme)

Creation of an innovative measuring plane to be inserted between the data plane and the control plane, for monitoring the performance of IP networks through an architecture that controls a series of probes measuring specific performance parameters.

Ministry of Economic Development

Best-effort Internet access service from fixed technologies is characterised by the lack of guaranteed level services, however, it is possible to identify statistics metrics of the services received by a given target of users.

Ministry of Economic Development

Qualitative analysis of 5G services focusing on Video content metrics and methodologies.

RSE – Ricerca Sistema Elettrico

ICT solutions investigation for Smart Grid development.  The activities include analysis of both technical and cost/benefit aspects for different communication technologies able to respond to the different QoS requirements of energy sector.

Ministry of Economic Development

The project aims to support the Italian Ministry of Economic Development in activities for the exploitation of the 5G technology and the efficient management of the radio spectrum (paragraph 1041 of Law 205/2017).

Ministry of Economic Development

The project aims at supporting the Italian Ministry of Economic Development to deal with refarming of the 700MHz band for allocation to 5G technology and with a roadmap for deployment of 5G networks, services and applications, in Italy, until 2022.

Ministry of Economic Development

This project deals with developments in fiber-optic networks, from access to backbone, in the context of the Government's program on Ultrabroadband, even with testing performed in LAB ISCOM.

Ministry of Economic Development

Analysis and comparison of the main technical solutions for access network and transfer network in 5G systems, considering regulatory constraints and suggesting possible paths for network evolution.


Development of a measurement platform that implements the QoS indicators, already measured with the Ne.Me.Sys and MisuraInternet Speed Test tools, in a web-based application available to end users for the evaluation of Network Performance.