JCP-Connect (previously JCP-Consult) is a French SME with a strong technical experience in audio-visual technology and content delivery solutions. JCP-Connect has contributed to R&D and to standardization in these technologies, through chairmanship of different groups and active participation to several bodies (DVB, DAVIC, ETSI ECCA, and CableLabs). They have a long experience in technical, administrative and legal aspects of R&D European and French projects' set up & management. Furthermore, JCP-C has a developed strategy in business consulting and is active in the areas of new applications, services analysis and cost assessment, ecosystem and business modelling.
Deutsche Telekom AG
DTAG is one of the world's leading telecommunications and information technology service providers offering millions of private and corporate customers all over the world the entire spectrum of modern information technology and telecommunications services. Deutsche Telekom AG is represented in about 50 countries around the globe. Within the Deutsche Telekom (DT) Group, corporate research and development activities are coordinated and operated by Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) in agreement with “Zentralbereich Product & Innovation (ZB P&I)”. T-Labs are legally formed as a so-called "An-Institut"; a private scientific institution, closely affiliated to Berlin's Technical University. It integrates DT’s research and development activities with those of the Technical University (TU) in Berlin.
Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo
Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (I+D) is the innovation company of the Telefónica Group. Owned 100% by Telefónica, this subsidiary was formed it 1988, with the aim of strengthening the Group's competitiveness through technological innovation. TIDSA employs over 600 persons, of whom 93% hold a University degree. Telefónica’s innovation process, which is largely based on the activities of TIDSA, is based on four fundamental lines of work: infrastructures, development of new services, deployment of the so-called “personal digital environment” and, a series of common elements which play the role of for the rest of activities. All the activities in TIDSA are carried out conforming to an in house Project Development and Management Methodology, which has been awarded an ISO 9001 Certification since 1994, updated to the new ISO 9001:2000 in 2001. More information about Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (TID) can be obtained at http://www.tid.es
The France Telecom Group is contributing to innovation through Orange Labs in France and worldwide, in order to anticipate technological revolutions and new uses, to offer customers the best from telecommunications, and to imagine tomorrow's technologies, networks and services. Orange Labs collaborates with operators, manufacturers, universities, and R&D centres in several European projects. It also contributes to standardization and regulation bodies such as 3GPP, FSAN, BBF, IETF, IEEE and ITU.
Institut Telecom / Telecom Bretagne
The IT-TB team is composed of participants from the “Computer Science”, “Optics“ and “Networks, Multimedia and Security” departments of Telecom Bretagne, located in Brest and Rennes (France). Telecom Bretagne is part of the Institut Telecom and is both one of the main French graduate Engineering School in Information Technology as well as a Research Centre in that field. Telecom Bretagne conducts high-level research projects in most aspects of Information Technology ranging from hardware technologies to usages.
Ericsson AB is a company in the Ericsson Group (Ericsson). Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 750 million subscribers. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers. Ericsson is advancing its vision of 'communication for all' through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 180 countries, more than 90,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 203 billion in 2010. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and NASDAQ.
ADVA Optical Networking Ltd.
ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The company’s FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers’ networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA-UK forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services.
Lund University was founded in 1666. Today it is an international centre for research and education that has approximately 47 000 students and 6 300 employees, which makes it to one of the oldest and largest universities in Scandinavia. Lund University is respected as one of the best universities in Sweden, with cooperation with 630 partner universities in more than 50 countries. The Faculty of Engineering (LTH) is one of Sweden's largest higher educational institutes for the technical and engineering sciences. The Broadband Communications group at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology focuses on broadband access and core networks, on all layers. The research areas are applied signal processing, DSL systems, and network design. The group has a system-centric approach, where system functionality and maintenance are the main focus. It has a long history of research cooperation with academic and industry partners both in Sweden and international. The group has been actively involved in several projects, both on national and European level, for example the FP6 projects MUSE and MUSE2 and the CELTIC projects BANITS2, TRAMMS, R2D2 and 4GBB.
Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
The Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), which is located in Castelldefels (Barcelona), is a private non-profit R&D center with substantial funding support from the autonomous government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) along with research and development partnership with industry. Research expertise is mainly focused on technologies related to the lower layers of communication systems, being that activity organized into six areas, namely, Intelligent Energy, IP technologies, Communication subsystems, Radio communications, Access technologies and Optical networking, each of them featuring key staff with both R&D and engineering skills. Main activities at CTTC consist of long term research and development projects related to the areas indicated above. Two advisory bodies, Scientific and Business, supervise CTTC's activities. Two research areas participate in the COMBO project, namely, the Optical Networking Area and the IP technology Area.
Politecnico di Milano
Dept of Electronics and Information (DEI) of Politecnico di Milano is one of the largest European ICT departments. The four department sections cluster consolidated competences in systems and control, computer science and engineering, electronics, and telecommunications. DEI has a large experience in participation to EU-funded research projects ; it has been the coordinator of the FP6 NANOSPAD, HICAM STREP projects and FP7 MULTICUBE, SCENIC, OMP, 2PARMA, ERMES STREP projects in the wide ICT area.
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Budapesti Mûszakiés Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem)
The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) founded in 1782 maintains its leading position in the training of engineers and in the technical development of the country. BME currently has more than 23 000 students in 8 faculties, 76 departments, 14 doctorate schools. BME has taken part in 121 FP6 and 81 FP7 projects out of which 60 and 31 respectively were in the area of ICT. On behalf of the BME the High-Speed Networks Laboratory (HSNLab) of the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics (TMIT) will take part in the COMBO Project.
AITIA International Inc.
AITIA International Inc's predecessor was established in 1995 and was reorganized into its current format: AITIA International Inc. on January 1st, 2005. The telecommunications division of AITIA focuses on research and development of network monitoring and analysis, and has special expertise in testing the core of mobile telecom network and developing value added network solutions. Over the years AITIA has been involved in over 15 successful research consortiums both at the national and European levels. AITIA's associates are highly qualified research developers. In addition to our ca. 45 full-time employees we occupy thirty undergraduates and Ph.D. students via tenders and university cooperation. AITIA holds several technology and business-related awards. Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranked AITIA as the 9th fastest growing Central-European IT company in 2007, then 12th in 2008 and 9th again in 2009, when AITIA made ranked 1st on national level.
Telnet is a young and dynamic Spanish Company in the Telecommunications sector. Founded in Zaragoza in 1994, by Mr. Manuel Villarig Tomás, whose expertise was gathered over twenty years as R&D Director of “Cables de Comunicaciones”. From the first days, TELNET Redes Inteligentes SA has a firm commitment to Research, Development and Innovation, TELNET has about 150 employees and has achieved a wide and consolidated catalogue of products and solutions.
ADVA AG Optical Networking
ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The company’s FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers’ networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organization, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services. Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe. For more information, please visit us at www.advaoptical.com.
FON Wireless Ltd
Fon is a company founded in 2006 by CEO, entrepreneur and internet pioneer Martin Varsavsky with the goal of blanketing the world with WiFi that is free for everyone. Even though it is a SME it has nearly 12 million hotspots in 170 countries across the globe and partnerships with world’s leading Telcos. This makes us the world’s largest WiFi network. In addition to operate its WiFi network, FON develops its own technology (access points and service platform). FON's network usage has evolved from laptops to mobile devices (including game consoles) in the last few years. FON has had to integrate its network with heterogeneous networks and operators (both fixed and mobile), acquiring a very valuable expertise and building effective, low cost and seamless networks.
Users’ quality of experience is crucial to ensure a good customer perception. FON has gained great expertise and know how on the type of devices, data patterns, user stereotypes, use cases, etc. related to both the mobile and the fixed networks. This knowledge has allowed FON to develop and implement mechanisms, which ensure best user experience, into its technology.
Furthermore, Fon has had to integrate its network (both at control and data levels) with heterogeneous networks and operators, acquiring a very valuable expertise that could be beneficial for the consortium.
Argela collaborates with telecom operators around the world to help them increase their revenue and customer satisfaction; contain their costs, and decrease churn through distinguished and innovative turn-key solutions. Argela’s solutions portfolio includes Argela ITV, Small Cell Solutions, Network Performance Monitor, Service Enablers, Argela SDN Suite, Argela ADz-on advertising platform, IN & Applications, and Fixed-mobile convergence.
The field-proven ARGELA ITV is a true multiscreen TV solution. It was also recognized by the industry with IPTV Industry Awards, “Best IP TV, Hybrid or Connected TV Service Growth Achievement Award” won by TTNET’s Tivibu service running on Argela ITV.
Argela combines its extensive telecom expertise with its high energy and ultimate passion to add value to its customers’ businesses.
The company is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey and has offices in Ankara, Turkey, Sunnyvale, USA and Dubai, UAE.
ALCATEL LUCENT ITALIA spa were active in the project until December 2013