TRANSNET is a £6 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded research programme.
The TRANSNET Programme is a collaboration between the Optical Networks Group (ONG) at University College London, Aston University and the University of Cambridge. Its aim is to create an adaptive, intelligent optical network, providing capacity when and where it is needed to transform the next-generation digital communications infrastructure.
This will be through the development of intelligent, self-driving transceivers and machine learning techniques tailored to optical networks operating in the nonlinear regime. The research goal is to introduce intelligence into optical networks - maximising performance, whilst also increasing robustness to future, as yet unknown, requirements.
The programme started in 2018 and will continue until 2024. Find out more below.