The DataTweet project proposes to explore the idea of a ubiquitous public data service for transmitting short messages in a similar way to Twitter. Any user or source of the service will be able to send a short message at a very low rate to some destination address over various access networks: open 802.11 hotspots, base stations of LTE, car-to-infrastructure stations of 802.11p. The user or a device sends its message to the nearest wireless network at hand (for instance a 802.11 hotspot) that will forward it in a multihop way to the destination by the elements of the infrastructure network.
To support the booming demand in mobile 4G data services, the MOTO project proposes to design, dimension, implement, and evaluate a new network architecture in support of dynamic traffic offloading strategies to relieve a congested 4G/LTE network. Going far beyond present infrastructure based offloading approaches, MOTO explores an additional layer of disruptive offloading protocols that make use of direct terminal-to-terminal communications. The FP7 MOTO project was awarded the "Étoiles d'Europe" prize from the French Ministry of Research!