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Telefónica I+D has always been committed to a model of open innovation and value creation through collaboration with different actors involved in R+D+i. Since its inception, Telefónica I+D has participated in hundreds of projects in cooperation with European and American universities, research centers and companies around the world.
These projects have been articulated both programs nationally and internationally, and especially in the various Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development of the European Commission, and the current Horizon 2020 program, in which Telefónica I+D participates prominently .
The main European projects in progress are grouped into three major lines, supporting the activity of internal R&D:

Current working Areas



Telefónica is boosting the development of 5G technologies and the entrepreneurial environment in which they evolve. It is actively participating in several public and private organisations invloved in developing these 5G technologies.

  • 5G NORMA: 5G Novel Radio Multiservice adaptive network Architecture. Contact
  • 5G-Crosshaul: The 5G Integrated fronthaul/backhaul. Contact
  • 5GEx: 5G Exchange. Contact
  • 5G-Xhaul: Dynamically Reconfigurable Optical-Wireless Backhaul/Fronthaul with Cognitive Control Plane for Small Cells and Cloud-RANs. Contact
  • ACINO: Application Centric IP/Optical Network Orchestration. Contact
  • ARCFIRE: Large-scale RINA benchmark on FIRE. Contact
  • CogNet: Building an Intelligent System of Insights and Action for 5G Network Management. Contact
  • COMBO: Convergence of fixed and Mobile Broadband access/aggregation networks. Contact
  • dReDBox: Disaggregated Recursive Datacentre-in-a-Box. Contact
  • INSPACE: Spatial-Spectral Flexible Optical Networking: Enabling Solutions for a Simplified and Efficient SDM. Contact
  • MAMI: Measurement and Architecture for a Middleboxed Internet. Contact
  • MAMMOET: Massive MiMO for Efficient Transmission. Contact
  • METIS-II: Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty Information Society. Contact
  • mmMAGIC: Millimetre-Wave Based Mobile Radio Access Network for Fifth Generation Integrated Communications. Contact
  • NetIDE: An integrated development environment for portable network applications. Contact
  • SECURED: Security at the network Edge. Contact
  • SONATA: Service Programing and Orchestration for Virtualized Software Networks. Contact
  • SUPERFLUIDITY: A super-fluid, cloud-native, converged edge system. Contact
  • SHIELD: Securing against intruders and other threats through a NFV-enabled environment. Contact



Future Internet

Telefonica I+D leads the ICT European Project: FIWARE. The goal of the FIWARE project is to advance the global competitiveness of the EU economy by introducing an innovative infrastructure for cost-effective creation and delivery of services, providing high QoS and security guarantees. FIWARE is designed to meet the demands of key market stakeholders across many different sectors, e.g., healthcare, telecommunications, and environmental services. FIWARE unites major European industrial actors. The key deliverables of FIWARE will be an open architecture and a reference implementation of a novel service infrastructure, building upon generic and reusable building blocks developed in earlier research projects.

  • DOF: District of the Future
  • FI-Core: Future Internet - Core
  • FI-LINKS: Link and Evangelize the FI-PPP from Europe to the world for the benefit of FI research and innovation and to the European industry business
  • IoF2020: Internet of Food and Farm 2020
  • SynchroniCity: Delivering an IoT enabled Digital Single Marked for Europe and Beyond
  • FI-GLOBAL: Building and supporting a global open community of FIWARE innovators and users
  • FI-NEXT: Bringing FIWARE to the NEXT step
  • Wise_IoT: Worldwide Interoperability for SEmantics IoT
  • SmartSDK: FIWARE-based SDK for developing Smart Applications
  • FI-WARE Mexico: Enhancing FIWARE collaboration between Europe and Mexico
  • STARR: Decision Support and Self-Management System for Stroke Survivors


Machine learning

Telefónica has gained a solid insight into machine learning technologies in the recent years. They constitute a key element in the development of advanced services for our customers. 

  • BISON: Big Speech data analytics for contact centre. ContactContact
  • CrowdRec: Crowd-powered recommendation for continuous digital media access and exchange in social networks. Contact
  • ENCASE: Enhancing security and privacy in the Social web: a user centered approach for the protection of minors. Contact
  • PROTASIS: Restoring Trust in the cyber space: a Systems Security Proposal. Contact
  • ReCred: From Real-world Identities to Privacy-preserving and Attribute-based Credentials for Device-centric Access Control. Contact
  • TYPES: Towards transparency and privacy in the online advertising business. Contact