Since December 2015, FIT is labelled as a Research Infrastructure (IR) by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, in the framework of its national roadmap for research infrastructures.
FIT is provided by a consortium of five institutions of higher education and research that are devoted to making testbeds for network computer communications available to enterprise, scientific researchers, and educators.
UPMC-Sorbonne Universités, Inria, Université de Strasbourg, Institut Mines Télécom and CNRS have been building wireless, sensing and mobility testbeds, the interfaces that allow the testbeds.
FIT platforms are located across France: in Paris, Lille, Strasbourg, Lyon, Grenoble and Sophia Antipolis.
FIT was created as one of the 52 winning projects from the first wave of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation's "Équipements d'Excellence" (Equipex) research grant programme. Coordinated by Professor Serge Fdida of UPMC Sorbonne Universités and running over a nine-year period, the project benefits from a 5.8 million euro grant from the French government
FIT is part of OneLab facility which provides single entry point for federated infrastructures in the form of the Portal to browse and reserve resources, and the ratified governance structure to ensure FIT evolving existence even beyond the project life-time.
FIT partners are the key actors in OneLab federation.