Martel is a consultancy company, which specialises in the management of international collaborative projects, based on its participation in (mainly) EU telecommunications- related research projects since 1989. Employees have been closely associated with the running of some of the largest EU projects (e.g. supporting Cisco in the management of the FP5 project 6NET (Large-scale International IPv6 Pilot Network)). Martel is currently the co-ordinator for the FP7 project 6DEPLOY (IPv6 deployment and support) and is assisting Technicolor in the management of the FP7 projects Nanodatacentres (managed peer-peer networks) and FIGARO (home area networks). The company is also helping the Italian NREN GARR to manage the FP7 project FEDERICA (Federated E-infrastructure Dedicated to European Researchers Innovating in Computing network Architectures). Support was also given recently to Telefonica for the management of the FP6 project EuQoS (End-to-end QoS across heterogeneous networks).