The project groups were created to support three strategic network areas: Access, Backhaul and Core & Management
Within each area, the initial set of project groups will address some of the most pressing industry needs including connecting the unconnected or underserved populations, and augmenting the development of powerful new technologies like 5G that will pave the way for better connectivity and richer services.
Learn about each Project Group
The Working Group is focused on enabling carriers to more efficiently deliver new services and applications by using mobile edge computing (MEC) to turn the RAN network edge (mobile, fixed, licensed and unlicensed spectrum) into an open media and service hub.
This group is developing rugged wireless access platforms and related technologies so carriers can cost-effectively provide reliable cellular phone and data service in remote, rural villages that lack telecom and electrical infrastructure.
The main objective is the development of fully programmable RAN solutions based on General Purpose Processing Platforms (GPPP) and disaggregated software so they can benefit from the flexibility and faster pace of innovation capable with software-driven development.
Our project group will develop an open RAN architecture by defining open interfaces between internal components and focusing on the lab activity with various companies for multi-vendor interoperability. The goal is to broaden the mobile…
System Integration and Site Optimization
This group is addressing system integration requirements with innovative, cost-effective and efficient end-to-end solutions that serve rural and urban regions in optimal and profitable ways.
The project is pioneering a virtualized RAN (vRAN) solution comprised of low-cost remote radio units that can be managed and dynamically reconfigured by a centralized infrastructure over non-ideal transport.
The mmWave Group is pioneering a 60GHz wireless networking system to deliver gigabits of capacity in dense, urban environments more quickly, easily and at a lower cost than deploying fiber.
Open Optical & Packet Transport
This group is defining a Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) open packet transport architecture that triggers new innovation and prevents carriers being locked into a specific implementation.
Artificial Intelligence and Applied Machine Learning
We will focus on the application of machine-based decisioning and auto-remediation to help carriers keep pace with the growth in network size, traffic volume and service complexity, as well as define new approaches to network operations and customer assurance to support the accelerated deployment of new over-the-top services, autonomous vehicles, drones, AR/VR and more.
End-to-End Network Slicing (E2E-NS)
This project will identify e2e use cases that can be researched, developed and demonstrated to help operators overcome many of the key challenges of employing network slicing to support their 5G services.
People and Process
This group’s goal is helping carriers accelerate the deployment of new services by improving their software development methods and better organizing and running their infrastructure teams.
TIP Community Labs
TIP Community Labs are integral components in the path to wide spread adoption that accelerate community-based innovation while incorporating data-driven results. The goal is to enable rapid real-world pilots leading to at-scale adoption of new infra solutions.