HFCC/G.fast project partners

Cluster Organizations



EUREKA is more than an organisation, it is an ambition: to become the leading platform for R&D-performing entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. EUREKA R&D is industry-led, applied, close-to-market — with tangible results and visible benefits.Founded

in 1985, to challenge the increasing migration of R&D and industrial innovation to Asian and North-American countries, EUREKA now unites 40 member countries and also counts the European Union as its 41st member. Together, they promote international, market-oriented research and innovation through the support they offer to small and medium-sized enterprises, large industry, universities and research institutes. Through EUREKA, these organisations are introducing new products, processes and services to market, helping make Europe economically strong and socially sound.


Celtic-Plus is an industry-driven European research initiative to define, perform and finance through public and private funding common research projects in the area of telecommunications, new media, future Internet, and applications & services focusing on a new "Smart Connected World" paradigm. Celtic-Plus is a EUREKA ICT cluster and is part of the inter-governmental EUREKA network.

Celtic-Plus is open to any type of company covering the Celtic-Plus research areas, large industry as well as small companies or universities and research organisations.

Active Partners


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ADTRAN is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of intelligent solutions deployed by some of the world’s largest service providers, distributed enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across copper, fiber and wireless network infrastructures.


British Telecom (BT) is one of the world's leading communications services companies, operating in over 170 countries worldwide. Its principal activities include networked IT services; local, national and international communications services; broadband and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services.

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Dension Broadband Systems Kft was founded in June 2009 specialized on designing, manufacturing and distributing telecommunication access equipments. The company has been established as a corporate spin-off, taking over 77 Elektronika Kft.'s former activities. Most of our colleagues are “unchanged” coming from 77E Kft; they have been working for many years in this industry with 10-15 years experience in the fields of telecommunication.


Ericsson AB (EAB) is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 175 countries utilise Ericsson's network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through our systems. Ericsson is one of the few companies worldwide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards.


Elektronikutveckling i Rosvik AB (EUR AB) is a small company set in Sweden focused on developing electronic products and components. It is specialized in combining digital design using microcontrollers and FPGA, and analogue technology including radio frequencies. The company was founded in 1996 by Torvald Lundberg.

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FTW Telecommunications Research Center Vienna is a nationally leading and internationally acclaimed center for research and development of technologies for future communication systems.

FTW is funded as a Competence Center within the program COMET - Competence Center for Excellent Technologies supported by BMVIT, BMWFJ, and the City of Vienna. The COMET program is managed by the FFG. FTW was established in December 1998 for the purpose of carrying out Research and Development together with partners from academia and industry.

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Tecnalia Research & Innovation has been born out of the merger between Cidemco, ESI, Euve, Fatronik, Inasmet, Labein, Leia and Robotiker, thus creating the largest private Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+i) group in Spain and one of the leading ones in Europe, with a staff of over 1,400 people and a turnover of 125 million euros.

Lund University was founded in 1666. Today it is an international centre for research and education that has approximately 38,000 students and 5,500 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. Lunds Tekniska Högskola (LTH) comprises the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, and 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 the system functionality and maintenance is the main focus. The research is performed in close cooperation with Swedish and International industrial partners.

Marvell Hispania. Founded in 1995, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has operations worldwide and approximately 5,700 employees. Marvell’s U.S. operating subsidiary is based in Santa Clara, California and Marvell has international design centers located in the U.S., Europe, Israel, India, Singapore and China. Marvell’s expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer, and green products. World-class engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today’s dynamic market.

Orange worldwide innovation network has a staff of 3 500 in innovation, research and marketing, located in 9 countries on 4 continents. Each entity is integrated into its own geographic ecosystem, enabling it to get a grip on and anticipate technological progress and changes in usages throughout the world. This international network is a concrete expression of Orange’s aim to breathe new life into innovation and make it the driving force behind its transformation

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Sckipio Technologies is the first semiconductor company focused on the exciting new ITU standard, G.Fast.
Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, the company was founded by a veteran team of communications experts in broadband access and home networking solutions.

Backed by leading venture capitalists, Sckipio is well positioned to win the market for next generation broadband solutions.

Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo is a company totally owned by Telefónica S.A and operational since 1988. Telefónica S.A has created Telefonica Investigación y Desarrollo to fulfil its Research and Development requirements with more excellence and profitability and to contribute to Telefónica Group competitiveness through technological innovation. Over the last years, the line of work of Telefonica Investigación y Desarrollo has evolved to conform to the objective of becoming a service creation lab. This objective is driven by the emergence of interactive multimedia services, which are increasingly becoming a mayor force in the telecommunications market.

TELNET Redes Inteligentes is a medium size Company based in Zaragoza, Spain. TELNET designs and manufactures telecommunication solutions such as optical cards for data transport networks, FTTH, WDM-PON and MetroEthernet access, fiber optics cables and mobile fractal BTS antennas. Also the large expertise and high technology labs of the company allows to develop all kind of customized solutions in the new technologies area.

TNO Information and Communication Technology (TNO ICT) is the Dutch national institution for applied research with about 5000 employees and different knowledge areas. TNO ICT is one of its branches, and consists of over 300 highly qualified engineers that are active in research and development of fixed and wireless networks, in product and service development. It is a unique centre of innovation in the Netherlands, to help companies, government bodies and (semi-)public organisations realizing successful innovations in ICT. It has a track-record in many international and national projects and in standardisation activities. TNO ICT is the former KPN Research, which was founded over 50 years ago. In January 2003 this laboratory was merged into TNO, keeping its role as the strategic innovation partner of KPN for ICT research and development.



VINNOVA Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems

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MINETUR Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism

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FEDER Trabajo desarrollado en el proyecto "4GBB" (TSI-020400-2011-35) cofinanciado por el MINETUR, dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011. Cofinanciado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)