Very large networks and systems

The “Very large networks and systems” area focuses particularly on the design and study of future emerging technologies, whether for mobile networks like 5G, wireless networks, optical networks or the future internet.

Télécom Paris has expertise in all research areas in this field; its teams design the systems and infrastructures of tomorrow – which must be global, integrated, agile and sustainable.

The two main challenges of this area are:

  • The scalability of systems: continuous yet sustainable increase in capacities for transmission (optical, radio etc), communication, storage and processing, number and diversity of connected objects, content and users.
  • New architectural paradigms which are global, integrated, distributed, agile, programmable, intelligent and self-organized, leading to the emergence of unpredictable behavior.


Key figures


The school leads two teaching and research chairs and three joint research initiatives with companies.

Lincs: Internet of the future

The LINCS laboratory – Laboratory for Information, Networking and Communication Sciences, a joint research laboratory for the Internet of the future, was created in October 2010 by Nokia, Inria, Sorbonne University and Télécom Paris and officially launched in May 2011. The technological research institute SystemX has since joined the laboratory.

MOP: Model-Oriented Programming

Electronic hardware architecture that supports future telecommunications regulations (such as 5G) will be highly diverse and complex. To simplify the programming of digital infrastructures, researchers from Télécom Paris and Nokia Bell Labs France involved in this joint laboratory are trying to tackle two issues: rewriting code and the optimal use of electronic architecture.

TTool: The future of 5G

To help prepare for next-generation mobile networks, the primary objective of this collaboration between Nokia Bell Labs and Télécom Paris is to develop new programming techniques and algorithms based on high-level models that allow engineers to distance themselves from the complexity of these platforms and to (re)program them quickly. These techniques and algorithms will be integrated and made available in the computer-aided design tool TTool/Diplodocus under a free license.

Initial training

Engineering cycle

As the historic central focus of teaching at Télécom Paris, the networks subject area provides the basis for four study tracks in the engineering cycle, whether for computer networks, telecommunications, connected objects or systems.

Master's Degree

Télécom Paris participates in 14 Master’s programs in this field, in collaboration with partner universities.

Programs with Sorbonne University:

  • M2 ANDROIDE « Distributed Agents, Robotics, Operational Research, Decision »,
  • M2 RES « Networks »,
  • M2 SAR « Distributed Systems and Applications ».

Programs with Université Paris-Saclay

  • M2 ACN « Advanced Communication Networks »,
  • M2 COMASIC « Design, Modeling and Architect IT Systems »,
  • M2 FIIL « Foundations of Computer Science and Software Engineering »,
  • M2 ATSI « Automatic and Signal and Image Processing »,
  • M2 CAT « Components and Antennas for Telecom »,
  • M2 ICS « Integration Circuits-Systems » ,
  • M2 MN Multimedia Networking,
  • M2 ROSP Optical Networks and Photonic Systems,
  • M2 Advanced Radiocommunication Systems,
  • M2 SETI Embedded Systems and Information Processing.

Executive education

Post Master's Degrees

Télécom Paris offers three Post Master’s Degrees :


  • Embedded systems: cyber-physical engineering of connected objects
  • Mobile radio, IoT and 5G

Part time

  • Smart Mobility: transformation of mobility systems in partnership with École des Ponts ParisTech and member of the community France Mobilities

Specialized Studies Certificates

Télécom Paris Executive Education offers a Specialized Study Certificate awarded by Télécom Paris: Mobile Networks Engineering. This program focuses on the radio dimension of 2G, 3G and 4G solutions. It allows students to better understand the technological choices made at every step of this rapid development, and provides them with an in-depth understanding of the key concepts, parameters and tools to size and deploy such networks.


IMT offers free MOOCs on the FUN (France Université Numérique) platform to refresh your knowledge or learn new skills working at your own pace.

Short training courses

Télécom Paris Executive Education also offers a number of inter-company training courses. Topics covered in the area of very large networks and systems include: