TID is the innovation company of the Telefónica Group. Owned 100% by Telefónica, this subsidiary was formed in 1988, with the aim of strengthening the Group’s competitiveness through technological innovation. TID employs over 600 persons, of whom 93% hold a University degree. Telefónica’s innovation process, which is largely based on the activities of TID, is based on four fundamental lines of work: infrastructures, development of new services, and deployment of the so-called “personal digital environment” and, a series of common elements which play the role of for the rest of activities. All the activities in TID are carried out conforming to an in-house Project Development and Management Methodology, which has been awarded an ISO 9001 Certification since 1994, updated to the new ISO 9001:2000 in 2001. TID as a part of the Telefónica Group is in charge of innovation and strategic vision of emerging network technologies. Core and transport division in TID is also part of the Global CTO.
Role in the project
TID will focus on the definition of use cases selected according to the project vision and the extraction of the necessary network and systems requirements that will guide the project. TID leads the exploitation of TERAWAY foreground knowledge and will perform the techno -economic analysis of the TERAWAY technologies and solutions and will provide a roadmap for the migration towards future 5G backhaul networks. The main TID objective will be to estimate the total costs of ownership (TCO). From the technical design perspective, TID will contribute in the definition and technical validation of SDN solutions enabling standard interoperability among vendors.