The goal of the

mmWave Networks

Project Group is to define and advance wireless networking solutions that utilize millimeter-wave spectrum (~30 to 300 GHz) to address the constantly growing demand for bandwidth by delivering gigabits of capacity more quickly, easily and cost-effectively compared to deploying fiber.


Join the mmWave Network Project Group to collaborate with Operators, Infrastructure Providers, Academic Institutions, and Integrators in conceiving new and innovative ways of building, testing and deploying telecom network infrastructure.

Group structure


The mmWave Networks Project Group is currently divided into three different subgroups, aligned with Network Technology and Business Focus.

Co-chair

Salil Sawhney

Facebook

Co-chair

Andreas Gladisch

Deutsche Telekom

System planning

This subgroup focuses on how to build the network

COST ECONOMICS

Lead by: Sandro Krauss (Deutsche Telekom)

This track will create a template that operators can populate with their specific deployment characteristics and goals to determine if the chief benefit of the deployment will be revenue generation or cost savings.

NETWORK PLANNING

Lead by: Monika Jaeger (Deutsche Telekom)

This track focuses on a collection of tools to be optimized for the specific requirements of 60GHz networking so service providers can accurately model their deployments for optimal coverage while minimizing the amount of equipment to be installed.

Technical analysis

This subgroup focuses on the science behind millimeter wave technology, including evaluation and testing

TECHNICAL VALIDATION

Lead by:
Jakob Belschner (Deutsche Telekom)
Olaf Bonness (Deutsche Telekom)

This track creates methodologies and define test approaches that can be used to investigate mmWave networks for usage scenarios like WTTx and small cell backhaul.

CHANNEL MODELING

Lead by:
Ketaki Mangalmurti (Facebook)
Dimitris Siomos (Deutsche Telekom)

This track will focus on enhancing the channel model for millimeter wave propagation predictions and performance analysis. This will be done through a combination of controlled measurements using a channel sounder and computer simulations using ray tracing to derive a channel model that can be used for realistic link and system level simulations.

Commercial operation

This subgroup focuses on regulatory and commercial issues related to millimeter wave network operations

DEPLOYMENT BEST PRACTICES

Lead by:
Alan Norman (Facebook)
Michael Dueser (Deutsche Telekom)

This track seeks to identify and communicate policies and best practices that enable cost-efficient and sustainable mmWave deployments that serve both the community and providers and which drive widespread broadband availability and adoption.

CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT (CPE)

Lead by:
Katja Henke (Deutsche Telekom)
Michael Timmers (Nokia)

This track focuses on technical details of CPE, including device design and functionality.

SMART CITY CONNECTIVITY

This track will define smart city connectivity requirements for the mmWave spectrum from the perspective of service providers, municipalities, public services, and other interested parties.

Deliverables

TIP mmWave Radio Link Aspects
This document defines a methodology for the validation of the performance of an mmWave radio link, that is part of a mesh network.
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TIP mmWave CPE Market Adoption Requirements
This document is intended to provide guidance and information regarding different installation options and challenges for client nodes.
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Study of mmWave Signal Propagation in Non-line-of-sight Environment
The white paper is a study of mmWave signal propagation in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) environment. Traditional network planning at mmWave is limited to line of sight (LOS) paths between the transmitter and receiver. The main objective of the study is to demonstrate the propagation of NLOS signals in a network and provide recommendations for improvements to network planning tools and optimization techniques for planning mmWave networks.
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Analysis of 28GHz and 60GHz Channel Measurements in an Indoor Environment
The white paper is a comprehensive side-by-side study of propagation in the 28GHz and 60GHz bands. The goal is to show the performance of both mmWave bands, side-by-side, in the same environment. This paper discusses the results of an indoor propagation study characterizing transmission losses and reflection losses through foliage and common building materials.
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mmWave Measurement Campaign using Terragraph Channel Sounders
A technical report on performance measurement and channel sounding experiments for Terragraph radios for the mmWave Networks project group
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Path to Commercialization: From Technical Trial to Commercial Pilot
This report shows how fixed wireless access (FWA) using last mile 60 GHz millimeter was (mmWave) technology can help to solve the challenge in the connectivity ecosystem and prove to be a valuable tool in this toolset. This best-practice report focuses on the equipment needed, feedback regarding installation at the customer’s site, and other findings from the Hungarian field trials of FWA / WTTH.
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News

TIP offers progress report at summit

TIP offers progress report at summit

Telecom Infra Project (TIP) community gathered in London for our third-annual TIP Summit. In just two years since the first TIP Summit in Menlo Park, we’ve expanded to encompass 14 project groups that touch nearly every aspect of telecom infrastructure.

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Events & Talks

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past events

TIP Summit 2019

Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 14, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Telecom and internet industry leaders will gather in Amsterdam for our fourth annual TIP Summit, where TIP Members share the latest updates on TIP technology.

MWC 2019

Feb 25, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
Fira Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908 Barcelona
Fira Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908
Barcelona, Spain
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The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is bringing its hands-on innovation to Barcelona as the mobile community gathers for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019.

TIP Summit 2018

Oct 16, 2018 - Oct 17, 2018
London, UK
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On October 16 & 17 over 1,200 members of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) community gathered in London for our third annual TIP Summit, where we highlighted some of our most significant TIP Project Group developments and discussed our vision for the future of TIP.

TIP mmWave Networks Workshop in Berlin

Jun 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Jun 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Berlin, Germany
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The TIP mmWave Networks Project Group (PG) hosted a 3-day workshop in Berlin from June 26-28, 2018. This workshop was held to encourage the industry to collaborate and solve the technical, business-case, and deployment challenges facing mmWave networks which is important for accelerating the adoptio...

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