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Research and Development

11/02/2017 - 10:00 AM

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TIM Group innovation is generated by ongoing research and development activities about emerging technologies.

TIMLab is the Group's Research Centre working to ensure its tradition of technological innovation started 50 years ago in Turin by CSELT, the Reaserch Centre and Laboratories for Telecommunications.
Besides TIMLab, the Joint Open Lab (JOL) are a new project to strengthen the Group's research activities.  JOLs are research and innovation laboratories set up within university centre, as a result of partnerships and agreements between TIM and major Italian universities in specific fields of scientific and technological interest. Today 5 universities are part of the nework in the cities of Catania, Pisa, Milan, Turin and Trento, with the involvement of 350 young peolple, including 200 working in TIM's areas of innovation.
Over 50 years of innovation

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TIMLab's 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 12,000 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.