Home > News


13 Feb 2017
Invited by 5TONIC, Mr. Carlos Gavilanes, Strategy Director at Telefonica Corp., has shared with some relevant experts from IMDEA Networks and University Carlos III (UC3M) the vision of the company on the main industry trends and the sector’s outlook for the next three years.
10 Feb 2017
ICT standards are born after a complex process involving proposals, drafting, testing, reviews and evaluations, trials and errors, and much decision-making, all focused on building consensus across the board. Plugtests events are an essential part of this process. Revolving around a certain standard, Plugtests events allow designers of electronic equipment or software to test the interoperability of their products or designs with those of other manufacturers: a key step to finding the common ground necessary to achieve better product quality, increased safety, lower costs and happy customers.
07 Feb 2017
Neftalí González Blázquez has become a member of our research support team. He will be working as a Systems Engineer from January 2017. His primary work will be for the 5TONIC laboratory. Since 5TONIC is continuously expanding its membership and activities, he will be providing essential technical support to ensure the lab’s objectives are met.
Research Prize 2017
03 Feb 2017
Philipp Richter from TU Berlin has been awarded one 2017 IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) for a study done in collaboration with a researcher at IMDEA Networks. The study analyses a critical aspect of today's Internet: the depletion of IPv4 address space. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, who recently incorporated to the research team of IMDEA Networks Institute, in Spain, is one of the co-authors of the article titled «A Multi-perspective Analysis of Carrier-Grade NAT Deployment». This is the second time that a collaboration involving IMDEA Networks’ researchers receives this prize.
José María Lasalle visits 5TONIC
02 Feb 2017
Mr. José María Lasalle, Secretary of State for the Information Society and the Digital Agenda, recently visited the open research and innovation laboratory 5TONIC, hosted at the headquarters of IMDEA Networks Institute, a top research center on networks that places Madrid as a leading European region in the development of future network technologies.
30 Jan 2017
We reproduce here in full an article published by Antonio José Elizondo Armengol at Blogthinkbig.com, a blog focused on innovation which is sponsored by Telefonica.
European 5G
27 Jan 2017
IMDEA Networks Director Arturo Azcorra, one of the top European experts on 5G networks, has successfully concluded a scientific mission to Taiwan focused on exploring opportunities for Europe and the East Asian island to jointly foster the development of 5G, the ultrafast mobile broadband technology that promises to become the most remarkable communications phenomenon of the decade.
ETSI World Class Standards
23 Jan 2017
ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, launches today the first Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) interoperability Plugtests® event. This international event, which takes place from 23 January to 3 February 2017 in Leganes, Madrid (Spain), is hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory, with the technical support of Telefonica and IMDEA Networks Institute.  This important event comes hot on the heels of the publication of the ETSI NFV Release 2 specifications and the announcement of ETSI Open Source MANO Release ONE in October 2016.
Secundary school visit
02 Jan 2017
Right before the school Christmas holidays, on December the 16th, we received a special visit at the IMDEA Networks premises. Sixty secondary school students averaging 16 years of age and their teachers came to see what a research institute on communication networks is like.
CoNEXT 2016
27 Dec 2016
Visible Light Communication, also known as VLC or “Li-Fi”, is one of the hottest trends in communications research. In simple terms, the concept refers to an illumination source (e.g. a LED) which in addition to illumination can send information using the same light signal. The Pervasive Wireless Networks Group of IMDEA Networks led by Dr. Domenico Giustiniano have been performing pioneer work on this topic over the last 3 years. The group has designed and built the open-source OpenVLC platform to promote collaborative international research on this area, receiving particular attention from the researchers and designers of 5G networks and beyond.