Five innovative start-ups selected to join TIP’s Ecosystem Accelerator Centers to address the disaggregation of global telecom infrastructures
A micro-datacenter edge compute start-up and a virtual private server provider are amongst a new cohort of five start-ups selected by the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to join its German accelerator. Based in Berlin, the accelerator is part of a global program of telecoms specialist centers, termed TEAC (TIP’s Ecosystem Accelerator Centers) and runs in partnership with Deutsche Telekom and hubraum.
Over 120 startups from around the world applied to join this cohort. During a virtual pitch day held on the 29th July 2020 a panel of telecom industry experts heard from each and selected five to join the program. The cohort of five start-ups will now follow a 12-month program that will give access to an engineering-led environment where technology solutions and processes can be tested, hardened and improved, opening up further opportunities for investment and commercial traction. This is the second cohort to be selected by TEAC and addresses two timely developments in the telecoms industry: mobile edge compute and open radio access network. The five selected start-ups are:
Swim.ai is an open core, end-to-end platform for continuous intelligence at scale. Swim.ai offers Swim Continuum, the first open core, enterprise-grade platform for building, managing and operating continuous intelligence applications.
ng-voice is a fully cloud-native and standard-compliant IMS core enabling voice on any 4G, 5G or other data-only networks. Its product portfolio includes its vIMS core, ePDG, PCRF, HSS, OCS and application servers (e.g. MMTel, LI, SR-VCC). As an independent Europe-based software supplier and GSMA member, founded by a team of leading VoIP pioneers, ng-voice helps operators deploy a tailored, virtualized, and commercially attractive voice core.
EdgeInfra provides neutral micro-datacenter and colocation services at the ultra-local edge of fixed and mobile network infrastructure in Europe. EdgeInfra’s micro-datacenters is a solution for edge computing, storage, and interconnection for content distribution and data-processing to the user for IoT as well as edge processing for traffic and mobility, gaming, digital health, and smart city platforms as and AI, AR, and VR applications.
An android app that speeds up mobile internet by combining Wi-Fi and cellular networks. The start-up develops cooperative networking technologies that enable a mobile user to aggregate all wireless networks available to a single mobile device and/or on multiple nearby devices. It uses a patented approach that is software-only and requires no changes to the current communication infrastructure.
Rapid.Space is aHyper Open cloud provider offering Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Content Delivery Network (CDN) and global IPv6 (SDN). Rapid.Space is a service of Nexedi SA, the largest publisher of Open Source / Free Software in Europe with 15 million lines of original source code.
Celebrating the new cohort, Abdu Mudesir, Senior Vice President and Head of Open RAN at Deutsche Telekom Group and TIP Board member commented: “TEAC is a great opportunity for small, innovative companies to bring their ideas of disaggregation and openness closer to the network operators and faster into reality. We are looking forward to jointly developing with them the eco-system of open and disaggregated network solutions.”
Marina Traversari, TEAC’s Global Program Lead commented:
“We are hugely grateful for the continued commitment from the entire team at Deutsche Telekom supporting TEAC. Now that the challenging task of choosing from an excellent array of entrants is complete, we begin our exciting work together. We look forward to welcoming our winners into the global TEAC community, and supporting them to realize their ambitions whilst creating a fresher, faster, open funnel of innovation into the TIP ecosystem of solutions.”