Santiago Tenorio, Head of Network Strategy & Architecture at Vodafone, used the Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP) latest industry gathering to fire another warning at the vendor establishment.
Telefónica putting money where mouth is on commitment to fostering an open, multi‑vendor environment. TIP‑based collaboration translates to commercial opportunities for Altiostar.
Telefónica Group and Japanese peer NTT DoCoMo highlighted the successful conclusion of testing of open transmission and forwarding technologies undertaken as part of the partners research linked to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).
BT Group, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), and Facebook launched their third annual competition for startups in telecom infrastructure to join the UK’s TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre (TEAC), based at BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk and Tech City in London.
Vodafone was reportedly among several big‑name UK‑based companies lashing out at what they saw as aggressive “crush or kill” tactics deployed by Facebook and Google to stifle internet competition.
OpenRAN time appears to be coming, with supplier choice constraints evidently dominating Group thinking. Vodafone steps up rhetoric regarding potential of tech; “fast tracking” referenced. Group still in trial mode with technology, however. Firm strategy for bearers and configurations yet to emerge.
Vodafone gave its backing to Libra, a new digital currency planned by Facebook. Apart from France-based Iliad Group, Vodafone is the only network operator among the initial 28 members of the Libra Association. Others in the Association include eBay, Lyft, Mastercard, PayPal, Spotify, and Uber. Each member must pay ...
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Telefónica provided insights into its AURA strategy, including more market launches. Microsoft’s position as a partner remains a core element of the project. Commitment reiterated to overcoming the challenge of combining local services with a central unified vision.
BT holds TEAC UK Wave 2 FInal as part of TIP. Two start-ups win, with another awarded Special Prize.
Europe‑centric TIP moving towards the challenging deployment phase, while tempting new partners onboard. BT CTIO Watson heralds virtues of closer operator ties to push vendors towards greater innovation. vRAN and disaggregation among BT contributions to TIP development.
DT expands backing for initiative with new trials and funding schemes. Clauberg warns against unnecessary proliferation of open source industry groups, though DT is behind many of them. Closer collaboration between DT-backed ORAN and TIP’s OpenRAN on the cards.
ADVA and Edgecore moving forward with TIP‑driven disaggregated gateways for 5G traffic management. Telefónica co‑opetition with Vodafone in full flow through OpenRAN group, with early partners named, including Parallel Wireless. Operators’ joint CrowdCell work could lead to the next big thing in small cells.
TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre established on home turf. Group expands effort to upend traditional infrastructure supply chains. First three startups selected cover beamforming, network virtualisation, and phased-array antenna technology.
Opening of the TEAC shows BT embracing a more dynamic approach to identifying disruptive technology, recognising the convergence of telecoms and IT. Startups in the fields of IoT, open networking, and quantum security selected as winners of the six‑month innovation search.