How we work

We seek to drive innovation across the entire telecom landscape. That means collectively working to design and build technologies that are better, more efficient, and more interoperable.

Project groups

We design and build technologies in our project groups. TIP currently has 2 categories of project groups: Product project groups and Solution project groups.


We then test and validate these technologies in our TIP Community Labs and in field and production trials around the world. We currently have 6 TIP Community Labs and are are continually pursuing new trials of TIP technologies. Because collaboration is central to TIP, we strive to share learnings and other outputs from our Labs and trials with the broader TIP community.


Our PlugFests define and accelerate the development of test materials, test plans, or other documents that will support a TIP sponsored PlugFest for interoperability among products.


Finally, we know good ideas can come from anywhere. That’s why we’re working with our partners to build TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centers (TEACs) around the world. TEACs bring together dedicated space, experienced mentors, and venture capital funding to help promising telecom startups bring their ideas to the market.

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