Telecom Infra Project
FormationFebruary 2016
Type501(c)(6) non-profit
81-1395224
PurposeCollaborative telecom technologies community for design, build and implementation
Location
  • Wakefield, Massachusetts
Membership
T-Mobile, Broadcom, Bell Canada, SK Telecom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, + 500 others
Intel, Facebook, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Telefonica, BT Group
Websitetelecominfraproject.com

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) was formed in 2016 as an engineering-focused, collaborative methodology for building and deploying global telecom network infrastructure, with the goal of enabling global access for all.[1]

TIP is jointly steered by its group of founding tech and telecom companies, which forms its board of directors, and is chaired by Vodafone's Head of Network Strategy and Architecture, Yago Tenorio. Member companies host technology incubator labs and accelerators, and TIP hosts an annual infrastructure conference, TIP Summit.[2]

The organization adopts transparency of process and collaboration in the development of new technologies,[3] by its more than 500 participating member organizations, including operators, suppliers, developers, integrators, startups and other entities,[4] that participate in various TIP project groups. Projects employ current case studies to evolve telecom equipment and software into more flexible, agile, and interoperable forms.[5][6][7]

Projects and project groups

With telecom technology disaggregated into Access, Backhaul, and Core & Management, each project group focused on one of these three specific network areas. Past and present projects include,[8] among others:[9]

Community Labs

Various TIP member companies provide dedicated space for its project groups as "TIP Community Labs," facilitating collaborative projects between member companies in the development of telecom infrastructure.[15] As of 2020, TIP has 14 labs throughout 8 countries around the world including, Spain, Italy, USA, Indonesia, UK, Japan, Germany, and Brazil.

TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centers

TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centers (TEACs) are global technology innovation centers sponsored by one or more member organizations that connect startups to venture capitalists. TEACs are hosted in Seoul, Berlin, Paris and the UK.[16][17]

See also

References

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  14. ^ "Telefonica Deploys White Box Cell Site Gateway With TIP, Infinera, Edgecore". Light Reading. Archived from the original on 2020-02-16. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
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