TIP’s RAN work
TIP is working to improve the efficiency and flexibility of RAN infrastructure, capitalizing on the benefits of software-based designs and open architectures. Although the various TIP Project Groups are independent, their work is complementary. Each project group is focused on a specific use case for improving and evolving RAN equipment to be more flexible and agile, with the shared goal to improve the overall efficiency in deploying, operating, and maintaining RAN infrastructure.
Why is RAN so important? RAN equipment serves as the connection point between internet-connected devices and the rest of an operator’s core communications network. This critical infrastructure represents a significant portion of overall network CapEx and OpEx. RAN processing is intensive, real-time, and complex; and the demands on RAN equipment are rising exponentially due to the rapid global growth of Internet-connected devices and new use cases.
OpenRAN is an initiative to define and build 2G, 3G and 4G RAN solutions based on a general-purpose vendor-neutral hardware and software-defined technology.
Devang Solanky, Vodafone
Adnan Boustany, Intel
vRAN Fronthaul is developing and validating solutions to enable virtualized RAN deployments where fiber is unavailable or unaffordable.
Richard MacKenzie, BT
Amy Lu, Vodafone
OpenRAN 5G NR Base Station is collaborating to define a whitebox platform for an 5G NR access point that is easy to configure and deploy.
Vanesa Fernandez, Vodafone
Durga Satapathy, Sprint
CrowdCell is developing LTE relay architectures to extend indoor coverage with reduced CAPEX and OPEX investment.
Aitor Garcia, Vodafone
Renuka Bhalerao, Facebook
OpenRAN 5G NR
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5GNR Project Group Kickoff at MWC 2019
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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.
Barcelona, Spain + Google Map
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is bringing its hands-on innovation to Barcelona as the mobile community gathers for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019.
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.
Rome, 00148 Italy + Google Map
We attended RAN World, in October in Rome, with several presentations and demos.
Over 1,000 attendees from 39 countries came together at the second annual TIP Summit to learn, connect, and collaborate. During the two-day event, the TIP community discussed progress on project groups, heard from TIP board members and industry voices, and shared new ideas to shape the future of the...