Martel recognized as a Key Innovator by the European Commission’s Innovation Radar
Martel has been recognized as a Key Innovator for its work in Affordable 5G solutions by the European Commission’s Innovation Radar, showcasing their cutting-edge OSM enhancement within the Horizon 2020-funded Affordable 5G project.
The innovation, titled “OSM (Open Source MANO) enhancement for flexible cloud native service deployments”has been analyzed and will be published on the European Commission’s Innovation Radar platform, joining more than 9,000 EU-funded innovations already showcased.
Open Source MANO (OSM) is an Open Source community-driven management and orchestration platform for Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs). OSM was used in the Affordable5G project as an orchestrator for Cloud to Edge, 5G centric services, contributing to the development of Affordable 5G solutions.
The innovation is categorized as “Exploring” in terms of market maturity, indicating its early stage but promising potential. The market creation potential of the innovation is considered to address the needs of existing markets, demonstrating its applicability and value in the realm of Affordable 5G solutions.
The innovation highlighted now also contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9. SDG 9 focuses on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation. Martel’s innovation is an example of how advancements in affordable 5G solutions can support the objectives of SDG 9. By creating more accessible and cost-effective 5G infrastructure, Martel is contributing to empowering communities worldwide, improving productivity, and fostering sustainable development.
About Innovation Radar
The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high-potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. Its goal is to allow every citizen, public official, professional and business person to discover the outputs of EU innovation funding and give them a chance to seek out innovators who could follow in the footsteps of companies such as Skype, TomTom, ARM Holdings, all of whom received EU funding in their early days.
Kicked off in early September 2020, the EU-funded project Affordable5G aimed at creating a 5G network that would deliver a complete, disaggregated, and affordable solution covering the needs of private and enterprise networks through technical innovation, including Radio Access, Edge, 5G Core, and Orchestration. This initiative is set to revolutionize the industry by providing accessible and efficient Affordable 5G solutions.