Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (TID)

Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (TID) is the innovation company of the Telefónica Group. Founded in 1988. It contributes to the Group's competitiveness and modernity through technological innovation. To achieve this aim the company applies new ideas, concepts and practices in addition to developing advanced products and services, It is the largest private R&D centre in Spain as regards activity and resources, and is the most active company in Europe in terms of European research projects in the ICT sector. Over the last few years, within the global market TID has grown to become a network of centres of technological excellence that stretches far beyond the Spanish borders. At the same time, it is working for the companies in the Telefónica Group in the rest of Europe, America and Asia. In addition to the numerous technical awards it has won since its foundation, the company received the Principe Felipe Award for Business Excellence in 2002. TID staff has a long experience in new network architectures and is involved in several internal initiatives and collaboration projects related to them. The team also has a long experience in participating and contributing to standards organisations and open source initiatives, currently reflected by the instrumental position played in the creation and the leadership in the ETSI NFV ISG, the ETSI OSM OSG, and the position of the TID staff within the Open Daylight project. Finally, our direct connection with a global organization providing Internet services at all levels will ease the collection of knowledge from additional experts, as well as the assessment and evaluation of results in (next-to) real environments.