Telefonica I+D is the research and development company of the Telefónica Group. Founded in 1988, its mission is to contribute 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 products and advanced services.
Telefónica I+D efforts work on the evolution of communication networks. Network innovation has two main objectives: to make a more flexible and efficient network to support the changing need of the digital world. In this sense, the main lines of activity are: network virtualization, evolution of transport network, network intelligence, mobile and fixed access network technologies, traffic analysis, network security and operations. Telefónica I+D also participate in standardization forums as NFV under the ETSI, acting as founding members and in the government bodies as well as in 3GPP and NGMN, among others.