Engineering and Architecture


Access technologies, IP technologies, Optical networking, Radio communications




Government of Catalonia, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Ramon Llull University (URL)



Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia, Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 7, 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 936 452 900

Research and innovation in telecommunications

CTTC performs research and engineering on physical, access and network layers of communications systems. It is our vision that research and technology development in communications, although starting from a public initiative, can be integrated in the competitive R&D market to rely on the private initiative in the long term (20-30 years).

Research at CTTC

Started in 2001, it is currently the only research institutions in Catalonia where research and technology development are combined to provide response in the range of precompetitive research and engineering demonstration models.

The scientific activity of CTTC focuses on three research divisions oriented to the major transport technologies for digital communications: Communication Networks, Communication Systems and Communication Technologies divisions face the current major research trends in wired, optical and wireless communications systems.