ULOOP: User-centric Wireless Local Loop (09.2010-08.2013)

COPELABS Coordination: Rute Sofia


ULOOP is an EU IST FP7 STREP project which brings in a fresh approach to user-centricity by exploring user-provided networking aspects in a way that expands the reach of a multi-access backbone. ULOOP main expected results are user-centric open-source software and a large-scale realistic demonstrator.

The ULOOP consortium holds a total of 11 partners including 3 operators, 2 access vendors, 1 software house, 4 universities, as well as 1 R&D Laboratory.


E-mail:  rute dot sofia at ulusofona dot pt


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Rute Sofia (scientific project coordination)

Paulo Mendes

Luis Amaral Lopes

Jonnahtan Saltarin


Additional researchers involved (external):

Waldir Moreira

Tauseef Jamal



   Project ULOOP has received funding from the
    EU IST Seventh Framework Programme
    under grant agreement no. 257418




    Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, (FR) - coordinator
    COFAC c.r.l./University Lusófona (PT) - scientific coordinator
    Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH (DE)
    ARIA S.p.A (IT)
    Caixa Mágica Software Lda (PT)
    FON Wireless Ltd (UK)
    Technische Universität Berlin (DE)
    University of Kent (UK)
    Université de Genève (CH)
    Level7 srlu (IT)
    University of Urbino (IT)













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