Research & Innovation

To consolidate technological superiority, one of its strategic pillars, the OTE Group systematically promotes research and innovation (R&I), with multiple benefits for society, customers and the OTE Group as a whole, while impacting on its business sustainability (future products and services, technologies and telecom networks, cost and energy efficiency, new business opportunities, competitiveness, etc.).

By actively participating in R&I activities, we:

  • Contribute significantly to the OTE Group remaining at the forefront of the technological evolution while strengthening its innovative profile and its brand name
  • Proactively identify/evaluate new business opportunities (vertical markets support, adaptation of business processes, collaboration with new/existing market players, exploitation of project results, etc.) and create potential for offering innovative products and adopting emerging technology approaches
  • Acquire significant expertise and know-how on state-of-the-art (SoTA) and beyond-SoTA technologies and network architectures from the very early stages of development (5G Networks, IoT, Cloud, SDN/NFV, smart energy grids, e-health,  Intelligent Transport Systems, NextGen Emergency Services, Federated Testbeds, Security/Privacy, Terrestrial / Satellite Backhauling, etc.)
  • Contribute to strategic sustainable development goals to benefit environment and society.

At a glance:

  • We are participating in 27 innovative technology EU funded research projects (2017)
  • We are participating in 11 (out of 40,  Phase I and Phase II) 5G-PPP projects which empowers the OTE Group to play a significant role in the 5G-PPP initiative towards reinforcing the European industry to successfully compete on global markets and open new innovation opportunities
  • We have established a wide network of co-operations with industry, academic and research communities –more than 700 partners
  • We co-operate with all the major national Universities and Research Institutes in the context of thesis dissertations, hand-on practice, etc., thus providing students and graduates with the opportunity to cooperate with the leading telecom operator in the Balkans
  • We contribute to funding of internal projects/activities, such as development of tools/apps/products/services and testbeds tailored to internal to the company and/or the research projects' needs
  • We assess new technologies and telecommunication infrastructures of the future
  • We have developed a joint technology lab with Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and signed a MoU aiming at know-how exchange and the collaboration on technical and business issues of common interest
  • We run entrepreneurship promotion programs to achieve a better world through technology and innovation (see COSMOTE StartUp, COSMOTE HACKATHON).

Have you heard that since 2009, the OTE Group:

  • Has participated in more than 300 (EU and national) proposals
  • Has actively participated in more than 50 R&D funded projects
  • Has contributed to more than 130 technical publications/papers in recognized international journals/magazines and conferences
  • Has (co)organized more than 15 international conferences/workshops
  • Has received 5 distinctions in national and international competitions.

Take a look at the latest R&D projects: