Project Groups

Our Project Groups are divided into three strategic networks areas that collectively make up an end-to-end network: Access, Backhaul, and Core and Management. By dividing a network into these areas, we can best identify areas in need of innovation and work to build the right products

Access Project Groups

The Access project groups are working to identify and create innovative infrastructure solutions, technologies, and methodologies to make it easier to connect people to the internet. Access is focused on removing some of the blockers that can make the connection to the end user difficult.

Our Access Project Groups include:

Edge Computing

Edge Application Developer

Power and Connectivity

System Integration and Site Optimization

TIP’s Radio Access Network (RAN) initiatives are accelerating the path to commercial deployments of simplified, flexible, and efficient RAN technologies. Learn more here, or explore each of the Project Groups working on use cases associated with RAN technologies:

Our RAN Project Groups include:

Open Cellular

Solutions Integration

Open RAN


vRAN Fronthaul



Backhaul Project Groups

To keep the pace of exponential growth in network traffic, better backhaul is essential. Our Backhaul project groups are addressing the scalability, fast convergence, ease of configuration, and extensibility challenges in wireless and wired backhaul.

Our Backhaul Project Groups include:

mmWave Networks

Open Optical & Packet Transport

Open Box Microwave

Core & Management Project Groups

The most significant costs associated with a network are the ongoing costs of operations and maintenance. The Core and Management project groups are simplifying the core network architecture and improving efficiency and flexibility while reducing ongoing costs associated with keeping a network up and running.

Our Core & Management Project Groups include:

Artificial Intelligence & Applied Machine Learning

End to End Network Slicing (E2E-NS)

People & Process