Telefónica I+D is the innovation company of the Telefónica Group. Founded in 1988, it contributes to the Group's competitiveness and modernity through technological innovation, and developing advanced products and services. It is the largest private R+D centre in Spain, and is the most active company in Europe in terms of European research projects in the ICT sector.
Relevant expertise / know-how
TID has participated in programs like RACE I, RACE II, ESPRIT II, ESPRIT III, TEN-IBS, TEN-ISDN, CTS, COST, EURESCOM, BRITE, ACTS, IST, Ten-Telecom, e-Ten, e-Content, EUREKA (ITEA, MEDEA & CELTIC. It currently collaborates with technological leaders in 42 different countries and more than 150 universities, thus creating one of the largest innovation ecosystems in the ICT sector. The Telefonica Group participates in the principal networking standardisation fora. (ITU, GSMA, MEF, OMA, MPF, IEEE, IETF, IPv6Forum, W3C, TISPAN, OSGI, …). Products such as the public phones (1990), the network management systems (1990), data switches (1991), Internet access (1996), digital homes and connected cars (2000), prepaid mobile phones (1999), interactive television (Imagenio) (2004), TV services and new Internet business models (2006)... are some of its major achievements. Over the last few years, Telefónica I+D has grown to become a network of centres of technological excellence, extending its R+D activities to offices situated in Barcelona, Granada, Huesca, Madrid, Valladolid, São Paulo and Mexico, while working for the companies in the Telefónica Group in the rest of Europe, America and Asia. More information about Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (TID) can be obtained from http://www.tid.es/en.
Role in the project
TID’s main role within Geyser will be to represent the operator’s industrial position, concerns and opportunities provided by Geyser’s innovations. To better drive the overall Geyser approach, TID will co-lead the architectural WP2 together with a university partner (UoESSEX), and will strongly participate in the and analysis of potential operator oriented use cases and business models. TID will also collaborate in the architectural and technological approaches to define the LICL for network segmentation and to enhance the PCE/GMPLS to cope with IT (green) resources provisioning. Finally, TID has the aim to deploy a validation testbed to validate the results and to promote internal technological transfer towards the business units.
CVs of key persons
Javier Jiménez received his Telecommunication Engineering MsC from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 2004. He joined Telefónica I+D in 2003, being involved since then in the Network Management, Innovation Strategy and Core Networks and Protocols departments. He has participated in European Research Projects such as ITEA TBONES, IST NOBEL/NOBEL2, IST MUPBED and CELTIC FIRM, all of them related to emerging transport and metro technologies. He joined the New Network technologies division and was involved in virtualization activities in Future Internet projects such as IST 4WARD. Nowadays, he is leading the CELTIC 100GET.es project on 100Gbps Optical Carrier Ethernet, and participates in other recently started projects as GEYSERS or STRONGEST, as well as internal consultancy and innovation projects within Telefónica.
Eduardo Azañón Teruel got his degree in Software Engineer from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). In 1990 he joined Telefónica I+D where he worked on the development of new devices and software for the PSTN. Afterwards, he has been working in several projects as an experienced engineer in hardware, software and PSTN services development, as well as the development of IP an IPv6 stacks for embedded devices based. In 1998 he joined the IP Networks department of Telefónica I+D where he was involved in the Telefónica IP Access and core networks early deployment and later on he joined the Euro6IX IPv6 project as senior engineer and researcher. As networking researcher, he has developed Magalia, a powerful real-time IPv4-IPv6 network and services monitoring graphical environment. From 2005 to 2007 worked in MMAG (Mobile Magazine) project, leaded by the WIT Waterford Institute of Technology, that ended in a commercial product called Zinadoo. From 2008 to 2009 worked for C@R, contributing to the design of the core software and some components. He is currently in charge of GMPLS/PCE development & testing within the Photonic Networks department.