India’s Big Red operator a.k.a Airtel has joined the Telecom Infra Project Community Lab, the first of its kind in the country. The aim of the TIP is to demonstrate and validate the up and coming technologies in the field of telecom.
The Telecom Infra Project Community Lab is a global initiative founded by Facebook, Deutsche Telekom, Intel, Nokia and SK Telecom to create a new approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. And Airtel is the first Indian carrier to join it thereby also brining the benefits of the project to the country’s telecom field. A part of Airtel’s Network Excellence engineer center at Manesar will be used by TIP project group members to create innovative solutions for telecom networks.
Founded in February 2016, TIP is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, suppliers, integrators, and startups to disaggregate the traditional network deployment approach. The community’s collective aim is to collaborate on new technologies, examine new business approaches and spur new investments into the telecom space.
“We look forward to working with Airtel to establish the first TIP Community Lab in Manesar. Our community is re-imagining traditional approaches to network deployment everywhere, and this lab can accelerate the development of innovative solutions for achieving this goal. TIP members can take advantage of this facility to refine new products, technologies and solutions, from proof of concept, through trials and ultimately deployment,” said Axel Clauberg, TIP Chairman and Vice President, Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG.