The National Institute of Telecommunications – the State Research Institute is a national research and development institution for telecommunications and information technologies. It conducts development work on state telecommunication networks, system and telecommunication device normalization and standardization. It works for the development of society and knowledge based industry. It offers scientific research and technical support for national institutions. It conducts the work done in practice by commercial entities on the market. It cooperates with organizations and scientific institutes, helping with the integration of the scientific community. It actively participates in creation of the European Research Area. Research activities are focused on scientific development and practical applications of the obtained results. The institute is a scientific unit holding an B rank.