Project groups

Our project groups are divided into three strategic networks areas that collectively make up an end-to-end network: Access, Transport, and Core and Services. 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:


Open Cellular




TIP’s Radio Access Network (RAN) initiatives are accelerating the path to commercial deployments of simplified, flexible, and efficient RAN technologies.

Transport project groups

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

Our transport project groups include:

mmWave Networks

Non-Terrestrial Connectivity Solutions

Open Optical & Packet Transport

Wireless Backhaul

Core & services project groups

The most significant costs associated with a network are the ongoing costs of operations and maintenance. The core and services 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 & services project groups include:

Edge Application Developer

End to End Network Slicing (E2E-NS)

Open Core Network