COSMOTE is a member of OTE Group and a member of Deutsche Telekom Group (since March/09) and was commercially launched in April/98. Within a short period COSΜΟΤΕ succeeded in becoming the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Greece. Today COSΜΟΤΕ accounts for more than 50% of the Greek subscribers’ base exceeding 7,3 million (Q2/2020). COSΜΟΤΕ holds the leading market position in Greece since 2001, having an impressive record of very important firsts: HSDPA (June/06), HSPA+ (May/09), MBB at 28.8 Mbps (Mar/10), MBB at 42.2 Mbps (adopting HSPA+ Dual Carrier) in real network conditions (May/10), demonstrated speeds of 100 Mbps (DL)/45 Mbps (UL) using commercial LTE terminals, 4G/LTE services (Nov/12), 4G+/LTE-A services with speeds above 300Mbps (Feb/15) and 500Mbps (Dec/16). In addition, COSΜΟΤΕ supports and participates in the 5G pilot conducted in the Municipality of Zografou, Athens (2019).

OTE Group is the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market and one of the leading telecom groups in SE Europe, offering a full range of telecommunications services: from fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband services, to pay television and ICT solutions, while it is also involved in maritime communications, real-estate, energy, insurance services and professional training.

OTE Group is a pioneer in technological advances and by far the largest investor in telecommunications infrastructure in Greece. OTE Group promotes consistently research and development through its continuous and devoted participation in R&D EU funded projects in selective domains, with focal interest in the 5G-PPP initiatives. During 2019, the OTE Group participated in 37 innovative funded R&D EU projects, in various technological areas; 18 5G-PPP ongoing among them. By participating in R&D projects, the OTE Group is expected to boost its technological excellence and upgrade the services provided to its customers, as it gains expertise in cutting-edge technologies from the early stages of development and actively participates in shaping future technology solutions, market applications and innovative business models in areas such as, smart cities, m-health, automotive, infotainment and media. Furthermore, OTE Group has a strategic interest in supporting sustainability through many initiatives, both research and commercial. In 2018 and for the 10th year, OTE was listed among world’s top companies on sustainable development issues, significantly contributing to the society, the environment and the responsible corporate governance, according to the international FTSE4Good indexes.

Role in the project

COSMOTE will deliver within UNIQORN the operator view to introduce the end-to-end quantum links of the UNIQORN in state-of-play network infrastructures. COSMOTE will also contribute to the definition of quantum applications within WP2, providing feedback for the initial specifications of UNIQORN systems, the performance modelling of the quantum communication engines and mainly to the targeted use cases of the project. COSMOTE within WP7 tasks, will also contribute to regional Bristol-is-Open smart-city field demonstrations by motivating input on the practical realization of network scenarios.

Key personnel

George Lyberopoulos

Fotini Setaki

Eleni Theodoropoulou