OracleÂ has joined a public-privateÂ research projectÂ introduced by theÂ White House’s Office of Science and Technology PolicyÂ that seeks to examine the advantages and challenges of wireless networking.
The companyÂ said Monday it will provideÂ engineering and technology expertise as well asÂ core network control, analytics and network orchestration tools to theÂ Platforms Enabling Advanced Wireless Program.
PAWR,Â led by the National Science Foundation, comprises the nonprofit group US IgniteÂ and leaders from several academic and private organizations.
â€œWe see an opportunity to bring the power and flexibility of the cloud to telecommunications,â€ said Doug Suriano, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle’s communications business.
“As a means to better understand the impact of subscriber behaviors to traffic engineering, how analytics can enhance orchestration at the network and service levels, and how to bolster security of the control plane to protect against malicious behavior,” Suriano added.
Oracle aims to help researchers determineÂ how applied analytics can help address orchestration and network performance issues,Â analyze the capacity in a virtual network and identifyÂ new metrics and formulas to engineer and secure cloud-based telecommunication networks through the PAWR initiative.