COSMOTE Kinites Tilepikoinonies AE

Function: Partner

Person responsible: Eleni Theodoropoulou


COSMOTE is a member of OTE Group and a member of Deutsche Telekom Group (since March/09). It was commercially launched in April/98 and within a short period of time COSMOTE succeeded in becoming the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Greece. Today COSMOTE accounts for more than 50% of the Greek subscribers’ base -exceeding 8 million (Q2/2018) – which together with its subsidiaries in the SE Europe (Romania and Albania), forms one of the leading telecommunications groups, with more than 22,000 employees. COSMOTE holds the leading market position in Greece since 2001, having an impressive record of very important firsts in Greek and/or European Market: (a) HSDPA (June/06), (b) HSPA+ (May/09), (c) MBB at 28.8 Mbps (Mar/10), (d) MBB at 42.2 Mbps (adopting HSPA+ Dual Carrier) in real network conditions (May/10), (e) demonstrated speeds of 100 Mbps (DL)/45 Mbps (UL) using commercial LTE terminals, (f) 4G/LTE services (Nov/12), (g) 4G+/LTE-A services with speeds above 300Mbps (Feb/15) and 500Mbps (Dec/16). In addition, COSMOTE is currently deploying a 5G pilot network in the Municipality of Zografou (Athens, Greece) for KPI validation and applications’ demonstration.

The OTE Group is a pioneer in technological advances, by far the largest telecom provider (and investor) in telecommunications infrastructure in Greece 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. In addition to its core telecommunications activities, the Group is also involved in maritime communications, real-estate and professional training.

COSMOTE TV, in particular, offers content from more than 90 TV channels to both individuals and corporates incl. sports channels with exclusive content, channels with TV series and movies premieres, channels for kids, documentary channels, lifestyle channels, music channels, news channels and all national Greek channels. All the content is available both via satellite and over a broadband (internet) connection. On top of that, COSMOTE TV offers: (1) cinema on demand, (2) Replay TV services, (3) TV recording, (4) TV multi-room services and (5) a mobile App (COSMOTE TV Go) for smartphones, tablets or laptops for real-time TV content streaming.

Role within 5G-VICTORI​

COSMOTE will contribute to the definition of use cases and requirements, the specification of demonstration facilities’ technologies and interfaces as well as to the experimentation plans related to the media services and the IoT use cases. COSMOTE contribution will focus on supporting the Media Services use case over the 5G-VINNI infrastructure by providing interfaces/access to real-time, high data rate, multimedia content (obtained from COSMOTE live TV/video service), and to the energy/infrastructure monitoring. COSM will contribute to the integration of the vertical tehnologies in respect to these use cases, their configuration, testing and optimisation, as well as to the technology validation and assessment on field trials. COSMOTE will undertake the co-leadership of WP5 and will contribute to the dissemination/communication and exploitation activities of the project.


During 2018, the OTE Group participates in 25 innovative R&D EU funded projects, in various technological areas; with active participation in the 5G-PPP ones (4 x Phase 1, 7 x Phase II and 3 x Phase 3). 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 their development and it actively participates in shaping future technology solutions, market applications and innovative business models.

COSMOTE participates with a dedicated high-skilled R&D team with past experience in EU and national funded technology-oriented projects in various domains, such as: 5G, mobile front/backhauling, technology interoperability, SDN/NFV, cloud computing, energy smart grids, m-Health, terminal/network security, next generation emergency services, ITS, etc. Since 2009, COSMOTE has participated in more than 30 innovative funded European and national R&D projects providing the telco’s perspective in the identification/definition of use cases, the user/system requirements and specifications and the overall system architecture of the technical solutions. In addition, COSMOTE has expertise in the integration, testing and execution of trials towards the validation/evaluation of the projects’ outcomes. Finally, COSMOTE leveraging on the established communication channels contributes to the dissemination and exploitation and business modelling activities, towards the potential commercialization of the projects’ outcomes.

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