MUSCLES: Mobile Ubiquitous Small Cells for Low-cost Energy and Spectrum efficient service delivery

In the competitive environment of mobile communications sector, all issues related to optimization and cost reduction are of utmost importance. In this context, MUSCLES project aims to investigate, and implement a software platform that supports the autonomous management of self-organizing LTE-A networks, which is capable of automatic detection and resolution of issues that are currently manually handled by mobile operators, thereby reducing the operating costs (OPEX) substantially. Moreover, MUSCLES project aims to develop a new low-cost intelligent network structure for next generation mobile networks, through mobile small cells, which can be deployed on the fly to provide a vehicle that can dynamically manage and utilize spectral resources more efficiently, to support ubiquitous multimedia services.


































... is a CELTIC-Plus project



Celtic-Plus is an industry-driven European research initiative to define, perform and finance through public and private funding common research projects in the area of telecommunications, new media, future Internet, and applications & services focusing on a new "Smart Connected World" paradigm. Celtic-Plus is a EUREKA ICT cluster and belongs to the inter-governmental EUREKA network.



... focuses on the following topics


… focuses on the following topics

  • Network performance Optimization
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Self-organizing networks
  • Fixed Wireless Access
  • and SaaS (software as a service)

...has in its consortium partners from 3 countries:


- Portugal

- Israel

- Luxembourg


The participation of the Portuguese partners is financed by: