Telefónica I+D is the first private R&D group of Spain.
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world by market capitalisation. Its business focuses basically on fixed and mobile telephony services, with broadband as the key tool for developing both businesses. It operates in 25 countries and has a customer base of almost 259 million access points across the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America where the company centres its growth strategy.
Telefónica R&D, the 100% owned innovation affiliate of the Group Telefónica, creates the first private R&D centre in the country, both by activity and resources and number of employees and is now one of the leading companies on the continent in European research projects. The company develops an average of over 1,500 projects a year, focused on boosting fixed, mobile, multimedia and interactive services, network and service management systems, operations support systems and business and innovation support.
The Telefónica R&D Centre in Barcelona is responsible for all the worldwide research of Telefónica in the field of the Internet, Multimedia and Multilingualism, of great strategic value for Grupo Telefónica."