TEACs are a global, sustainable ecosystem that attracts the brightest entrepreneurial minds and innovative investors to work together to produce breakthrough technologies that reimagine telecom infrastructure. By bringing together the key actors – established operators, cutting-edge startups, and global & local investors – TEACs establish the necessary foundation to foster collaboration, accelerate trials, and bring deployable infrastructure solutions to the telecom industry.
In partnership with TIP, several of the world’s largest Telecom Service Providers are hosting TEACs in the UK, Paris, and Seoul. The ecosystem is growing, and Deutsche Telekom is currently accepting applications for TEAC Germany, which will launch in early 2018.
Through a highly competitive application process, select startups are invited to join the global network of TEACs. As part of the accelerator program, the companies will collaborate with their host operator, network with leading experts from the TIP community, and have privileged access to venture funds engaged with the TEAC ecosystem.
TEAC Paris (Orange)
Adipsys is a software editor of the Hotspot Manager (HM) solution. HM is a multi-business and multi-tenant solution dedicated to business integrators and operators. It is a cloud based solution designed to control and monetize WiFi infrastructure. HM controls and manages multiple WiFi hotspots and doesn’t need any dedicated access controller. The Hotspot platform features rich & advanced functionalities, including multi-tenant capacity, business zone management, various authentication modes, responsive captive portals, rich dashboards, analytics, reports, ad servers, url filtering, and more. HM is not only a multi-faceted solution platform, it is also a powerful solution to upsell visitors and reinforce “on site” communication.
Founder: François Bourdais
TEAC location: Paris
Amarisoft is a software company created in 2012. As an expert in mobile telecommunication (4G and above), it develops, licenses and supports a comprehensive LTE software suite including a base station, an evolved packet core and a phone software stack. Its technology is unique in the world and revolutionary, as everything operates on generic PC hardware. Amarisoft is the centre of a community of partners and integrators, aimed at creating a new generation of telecom equipment manufacturers which are more open, nimble, accessible and affordable. 4G, v-RAN, future 5G and NB-IoT are the growth engines for its revenues, 90% of which come from international customers.
Athonet has developed a mobile edge core network software that is a critical enabler for CSPs and enterprises to address vast new markets such as the Industrial Internet, Public Safety, Connected and Autonomous Cars, Smart Grids and Cities, Connected Hospitals as well as bridging the Digital Divide. Since winning the GSMA Global Mobile Awards in 2016, Athonet’s software has been deployed for some of the first CBRS trial networks in North America, first LTE Smartgrid, Industrial IoT and 5G Autonomous Car networks in Europe & Australasia and first LTE Networks in Africa.
Horizon Computing develops equipment dedicated to the world of datacenters and telecoms operating under Open Hardware licenses with free software that is gradually enriched. Its services allow its customers’ infrastructure to be broken down into its component parts and manage its life cycle, giving them greater independence from their suppliers. The Horizon Computing business model is mainly based on services contracts, consulting, validation and production start-up, and on operational maintenance of Open Hardware equipment.
Founders: Jean-Marie Verdun
Founded: 2016 (Horizon is a US subsidiary of Splitted-Desktop Systems, which was created in 2006)
TEAC location: Paris
KETS Quantum Security Ltd, based in Bristol, UK, is on a mission to secure communications using future-proof, scalable, and easily-deployed hardware solutions. The company has developed the world’s first integrated quantum secured encryption technologies – from quantum random number generators to full quantum key distribution devices. Meeting challenging size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements its solution will boost security in applications including defence, telecoms, and critical infrastructure; with end-users from finance to governments and data centres.
Founders: Philip Sibson, Jake Kennard, Mark Thompson, Chris Erven
TEAC location: UK
Zeetta Networks is a world leader in Open Networking technologies, with pioneering solutions based on Software Defined Networking and Network Virtualisation. Its vision is to allow enterprises, cities and network operators to scale up the capabilities of their network, and satisfy the demand for data without escalating CAPEX and OPEX costs. Put simply, to make the most out of their network capability through use of its NetOS® software. Zeetta Networks transforms your network into an interactive programmable platform for better control, improved efficiency, enhanced performance and better cost controls of your existing infrastructure.
Unmanned Life based in San Francisco and London offers autonomous drone fleet platform technology for a variety of outdoor and indoor scenarios like cost and time efficient network coverage for remote locations/emergencies, industrial automation and on-demand infrastructure inspections.
Kulcloud, (South Korea) is ushering the white box and Linux networking revolution into the 5G arena by developing an open network disaggregation platform delivered with SDN & DevOps. KulCloud thrives to build technology that meets stringent 5G network requirements of network slicing, time sync, low latency & QoS (Quality of Service) while providing operators with unrivaled service agility, time to market and cost-effectiveness. Founded in 2011, KulCloud has been at the forefront of commercialization of SDN/whitebox driven network disaggregation technology in various niche areas.
Optella, established in 2015 by a group of senior researchers from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), is an innovative tech firm headquartered in California with an R&D center in Korea. Based on its strength in silicon optical bench (SiOB) based single-mode photonics and electronics integrated technology, Optella plans to concentrate on developing a cost-effective and low-power 5G wireless optical network solution to maximize transmission efficiency for massive data.
Founder: Sangsoo Lee
TEAC location: Seoul
Transcelestial, a Singapore-based startup, is developing a laser communication solution to replace existing wireless communication technology. The aim is to develop a constellation of nano satellites which uses lasers to transfer and relay data for ground, satellite and deep space applications. This will be the fastest (up to 100 Gbps), long-distance, point-to-point wireless communication network possible. Working with the TEAC in Seoul, Transcelestial will prepare for a demonstration of wireless backhaul for a small cell device in a master slave outdoor urban setup to prove the reliability and superiority of its FSO (Free Space Optics) solution. This solution is expected to be pivotal in building a cost-effective and robust 5G infrastructure.
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