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Member of the Advisory Board of the Safer Internet Centre (SIC), in which TIM is part of 2 working groups: "School" and "Communication”.
Participation in the working group “GSMA – Mobile Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Content” and "Alliance to better protect children online”. (See the Value Chain/Customers chapter in the Sustainability Report)

 

COMMITMENT. The Group is committed to online security matters and the dissemination of good practices when using the internet, in particular to protect minors from content that may harm their physical and psychological development.

ACTIVITIES. Since 2017, the “Safe Surfing” App created by TIM has been available (in collaboration with the State Police); TIM-Protect is the exclusive TIM option for total protection against WEB threats.
Agreement with the Ministry of the Interior -Department of Public Security for the implementation of a minor disappearance warning device.

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TIM develops numerous co-design partnerships by signing MoUs with tech companies (including Ericsson, Huawei, Cisco and other internationally significant companies), innovative start-ups, important European and North American universities and research centres, non-government and civil society organizations, many according to the principles of the Open Innovation.
In 2018, R&D activities focused on infrastructure issues and application solutions, particularly in the 5G area. For example, the cooperation agreement with Qualcomm to share a strategic vision on the development of advanced business and services and to test innovative solutions to accelerate their dissemination. (website/media archive/press notes)
In Brazil. RAN-sharing agreement with other Brazilian mobile operators for the development of LTE in rural areas with system benefits and efficiencies.
Since 2017, TIM Participações has transformed TIM Lab into the first Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Community Lab in Latin America, which will be used by TYP members  (Facebook, SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Nokia, Intel and other companies) to create universal standard relative - initially - to solutions for transport networks. TIP is a collaborative initiative which aims to identify new approaches to the creation and deployment of telecommunications network infrastructure. (See the Community/Research and Development chapter in the Sustainability Report)

COMMITMENTS. Also in 2018, both technological and business-based innovation, are confirmed as the central element to respond to the change in the technological, market and competitive context. Innovation management is overseen, with different missions, by the Innovation Department and by engineers, but involves various internal and external stakeholders of the company.

ACTIVITIES. Opening of 2 Business Innovation Centres with Cisco and Huawei; 18 research contracts totalling 840 thousand euros; activities with 27 standardization bodies and associations (including ETSI, ITU, CENELEC and 3GPP), alliances (oneM2m and BBF) and telco open communities (ONF, CORD) and associations (GSMA and NGMN). TIM actively participates in these initiatives, contributing to the definition and evolution of technologies with innovative solutions such as NBIoT. Open Innovation programmes financed by TIMWCAP and supported through the IoT Open Lab in Turin. In 2016, TIM launched a programme (5G for Italy) to build an ecosystem of partners (14 in 2018), with which to develop usage scenarios (Bari/Matera project, Turin project, San Marino project)

 

 

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Strategic agreement for the development of artificial intelligence with Microsoft.
TIM participates in international work groups for the monitoring and steering of cyber security (GSM Association Fraud and Security Group), for the definition of security requirements (in the 3GPP[1] SA[2] SECAM[3] area), for cyber and network security, respectively, in the ETSI and in the ETNO field and leads the Security Competence Team of the NGMN Alliance (Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance) for the development of new generation networks and services.

 

 

COMMITMENTS. Technological evolution. The strategic agreement with Microsoft is part of the TIM three-year technological plan and will lead to the development of innovative tools that will expand the Group’s offer.

COMMITMENTS. TIM is committed at the national and international level to research and innovation activities for cyber security and information and network security.

 

[1] The 3rd Generation Partnership Project.
[2] Security Assurance.
[3] SECurity Assurance Methodology.