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02/01/2018 - 09:00 AM

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Over 1,000 people work here every day with hundreds of partners – universities, industries, institutions and venture capitals - to develop the open platforms needed to support the third Internet wave.

Amos Genish, November 2017

Technological innovation calls for constant research activity.  We do most of ours in the TIM Open Labs, our laboratories in Turin. Here for more than 50 years we have been developing research and innovation creating new communication systems and services.
  • IoT (Internet of Things),
  • 5G
  • Big Data,
  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • Digital Services
  • Network Virtualization
are the focal points addressed by TIM researchers who develop them, in collaboration with device manufacturers, service businesses, other research centres, administrations and local institutions, as well as world-renowned technology giants.
As a matter of fact, our “open innovation” model, open research in collaboration with others, is our new approach - as TIM Open Labs - towards developing innovation, striving to create new solutions directly together with the users of these services. All this in an ecosystem that nurtures new business models.
Over 50 years of innovation

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Labs mission:
  • pilots technological innovation,
  • new technology scouting,
  • surveys,
  • feasibility assessments and research into prototypes.
Areas of operation:
  • fixed-line and mobile access network design and development,
  • transmission network upgrades,
  • service and platform development,
  • next-generation terminal design and testing.
Key numbers:
  • more than 3,000 patents filed. Considering the ammount of patens filed in the mobile category, TIM is Telco number 2^ in Europe
  • over 9,000 m2 of laboratories based in Turin, Rome, Trento, Naples and Milan
  • on average there are over 80 researchers involved every year – either as teaching staff or other. The universities and research institutes partnered with TIMLab are based mainly in Europe but also in USA and Japan.
In Turin we - in conjunction with Ericsson - tested the first real-time immersive virtual tour, based on the new generation of mobile networks (5G). One of the many applications of the “Internet of everything” concerning our lives.