What is ACTS (Advanced communication technologies and systems, EU research projects)?

ACTS is under the European Community 4th Framework R &TD Programme,
ACTS will give the framework for advanced research and development in the communications field. The ACTS framework work will restorative the development of Integrated Broadband Communications (IBC) in Europe, with voice and sound, still pictures and video images, data and text - giving opportunities for new users, services and employment.