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Martello selected for BlackBerry L-SPARK accelerator program

Collaboration with BlackBerry seeks to develop next generation network performance management solutions for IoT.


Martello Technologies Group Inc., Ottawa-based provider of network performance management solutions for real-time communications, has been selected alongside six other promising Canadian technology companies to participate in the BlackBerry/L-SPARK Accelerator Program. Spanning more than six months and focused on intensive, one-on-one, training, the accelerator program is designed to bring new products to market using BlackBerry QNX technology. 

As part of the new accelerator program, BlackBerry will help Martello research and develop network solutions that deliver high performance services on the increasingly complex networks created by the Internet of Things (IoT). According to Gartner, in its December 2017 report, Forecast: Internet of Things — Endpoints and Associated Services, Worldwide, 2017, the global IoT market will reach 25.1 billion endpoints by 2021, with total spending on endpoints and services reaching $3.9 trillion in 2021. From autonomous vehicles to smart cities, real-time IoT applications create network complexity, and Martello’s technology can help manage network resources, capacity and performance for these real-time IoT applications.

“Martello has all the necessary ingredients to help optimize the possibilities of the IoT and we’re excited to provide training, access to technology, and expertise through the BlackBerry L-SPARK Accelerator Program to further accelerate their growth in the automotive sector,” said Grant Courville, VP, Product Management and Strategy, BlackBerry QNX, BlackBerry.

“Secure delivery of high performance services using the best available networks is critical to the success of IoT,” said John Proctor, President and CEO of Martello. “The BlackBerry L-SPARK Accelerator Program exemplifies the collaborative spirit of the Canadian tech ecosystem, and we look forward to working with BlackBerry to bring simplicity to the increasingly complex network requirements created by IoT.”