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Platinum Patrons


Founded in 1987, Huawei Technologies is an entirely employee-owned private company and a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider with a vision to enrich life through communication.
Through the company’s 170,000 employees, customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end capabilities across the carrier networks, enterprise and consumer markets by providing competitive solutions and services, which have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world’s population.
Huawei has launched its “French Research Center” in 2014, performing a wide scope of basic and applied research in the fields of ‘Mathematic and algorithmic’, ‘Parallel computing’, ‘Home connected device’, ‘Chipset’ and ‘Design’. More specifically, the ‘Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences’ Lab located in Paris is dedicated to developing and providing Huawei with key technologies related to future communications and networking applications. The lab brings together a team of 70 PhD researchers working on the topics of Communication theory, Networking and Information Theory.


Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives. 
With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things.

In France, Nokia hosts worldwide technology centers on promising and innovative technologies in the areas of 5G, Cyber Security, Applications & Analytics, Wireless Transmission and Internet of Things.  Nokia Bell Labs France is also the second largest research entity of the company and develop strong competencies in key areas such as mathematics/algorithms, wireless and security.

Nokia is also supporting innovation in France ecosystem through its EUR 100 million long-term investment fund and by playing an active role in programs such as “Industry of the Future/Digital confidence”, the competitive clusters (Systematic, Cap Digital and Images & Réseaux) and various academic tuitions/chairs, as well as the building of industrial platforms to be opened to local ecosystem actors.

The company have announced the recruitment in France of 500 R&D positions of which 300 new graduates by the end of 2018. All opened positions are available at


Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website page.

National Instruments

NI is also a leading the way in wireless technology. With our flexible and cost-effective approach, we are bringing solutions to the constantly evolving technology challenges of wireless design and test.


The next generation of wireless data networks-  “the fifth generation” or “5G” - needs to address capacity constraints as well as existing challenges. A potential use of the mmWave bands is an emerging idea that promises more bandwidths for higher data rate in the new bands. The NI software defined radio (SDR) platform offers affordable, flexible transceivers that turn a standard PC into a wireless prototyping tool. Paired with the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite, this platform delivers an integrated software and hardware system that engineers can use to rapidly prototype and deploy real-time wireless communication systems. Software defined radio provides the design platform to rapidly prototype wireless communications systems, which leads to faster results.


For 40 years, NI has worked with engineers and scientists to provide answers to the most challenging questions, enabling our customers to bring hundreds of thousands of products to market, overcome innumerable technological roadblocks, and engineered a better life for us all. If you can turn it on, connect it, drive it, or launch it, chances are NI technology helped make it happen. NI provides powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation.

Gold Patrons

Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies Inc. is the world's leading electronic measurement company, transforming today's measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions.  With its HP and Agilent legacy, Keysight delivers solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science.  The company's over 9,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit Keysight on the Internet:

Keysight in 5G - Evolution. Revolution. Reality: The development of 5G depends on up-to-date tools that let designers easily explore new signals, scenarios and topologies.  Keysight’s 5G solutions are ready to enable deeper insights as development evolves with the standard. In design and test, Keysight is enabling industry leaders to innovate across new and existing technologies as they transform ideas into reality. For more information about Keysight in 5G, visit Keysight on the Internet:


LoRa Alliance

The LoRa Alliance™ is an open, non-profit association of over 380 Members who believe that the Internet of Things era is now! Our members are COLLABORATING together and sharing experience to drive the success of the LoRa protocol, LoRaWAN™, as the open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity. With a CERTIFICATION PROGRAM to guarantee interoperability and the technical flexibility to address the multiple IoT applications be they static or mobile we believe that LoRaWAN can give all THINGS a global voice.

Silver Patrons


Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 40 billion euros in 2015 and 154,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2016, including 96,000 employees in France. Present in 29 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 250 million customers worldwide at 30 June 2016, including 189 million mobile customers and 18 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.

Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered six generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks around the world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™, optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M devices and other LTE devices for the Internet of Things (IoT).  Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at

Bronze Patrons

CEA Leti

As one of three advanced-research institutes within the CEA Technological Research Division, Leti serves as a bridge between basic research and production of micro- and nanotechnologies that improve the lives of people around the world. It is committed to creating innovation and transferring it to industry. Backed by its portfolio of 2,800 patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions. It has launched 54 startups. Its 8,500m² of new-generation cleanroom space feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for applications ranging from space to smart devices. With a staff of more than 1,800, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo. Follow us on and @CEA_Leti.

IEEE’s Green ICT Initiative

IEEE’s Green ICT Initiative (, launched in 2015 by IEEE’s Future Directions Committee and the IEEE Communications Society, seeks to build a holistic approach to sustainability through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by incorporating green metrics throughout IEEE technical domains and society in general. Viewed through the triple bottom line of sustainability (economic, environmental and social), the Green ICT Initiative offers a compelling opportunity for IEEE to demonstrate the full impact of the technology innovation it supports.


Co-located with ICC'17, the initiative is holding its first Greening Through ICT Summit in Paris on May 25th, 2017 ( By bringing stakeholders from industry, various IEEE Societies, university R&D and government policy makers together, the GtICT Summit will examine opportunities where ICT is used as a tool to improve environmental and societal functions, while also improving the energy efficiency, carbon footprint and life cycle management of ICT itself. Its objective will be to identify the combination of key technological, commercial and public policy challenges that must be overcome to achieve sustainability in our increasingly connected world.

Intracom Telecom

Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 35 years in the market. The company innovates in the areas of small-cell backhaul, wireless transmission and broadband wireless access and has successfully deployed its industry leading point-to-point and point-to-multipoint packet radio systems worldwide. Moreover, Intracom Telecom offers a competitive portfolio of revenue-generating telco software solutions and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on big data analytics, converged networking and cloud computing for operators and private, public and government clouds. The company invests significantly in R&D developing cutting-edge products and integrated solutions that ensure customer satisfaction. Over 100 customers in more than 70 countries choose Intracom Telecom for its state-of-the-art technology. The company employs more than 1,800 people and operates subsidiaries in Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and North America. For more information, visit

Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe is a Research & Development laboratory belonging to the Mitsubishi Electric group with its head office in Japan. Its main role is to support the group’s different activities through applied research. Founded in 1995, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe was set up in the middle of the scientific campus of Rennes, the capital of Brittany. The laboratory has a team of highly qualified researchers, bringing together digital and energy sciences to unite the worlds of communication and power electronics. In particular, it is a major player in the field of information and communication technologies but also a centre of expertise in formal methods for software development. In a world of convergent technologies, the research centre actively participates in the development of European and international standards for future communication systems. To enhance its research activities, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe is fully committed to an open innovation approach through various bilateral and multilateral cooperation activities with national, European and international partners.


PragmaDev provides a set of modeling and testing tools for the specification, the development and the test of telecommunication systems.


PragmaDev Studio integrates four different tools based on international standards from ITU-T that target architects/system engineers, specifiers, developers, and testers.


PragmaDev Specifier helps system engineers to unambiguously specify and verify the functionalities of the system, and define the best architecture for performance or energy efficiency. PragmaDev Developer helps software designers to write maintainable and self-documented code. PragmaDev Tester helps testers to write validation and integration tests with an abstract dedicated language used by ETSI for conformance testing of telecommunication protocols (LTE, SIP, M2M, ITS). PragmaDev Tracer is a stand-alone tracing tool that is also integrated in the other modules.


The complete tool set includes bridges from one tool to the other such as automatic test case generation out of a functional model (model based testing).