TEACs are a global, sustainable ecosystem that attracts the brightest entrepreneurial minds and innovative investors to work together to produce breakthrough technologies that reimagine telecom infrastructure. By bringing together the key actors – established operators, cutting-edge startups, and global & local investors – TEACs establish the necessary foundation to foster collaboration, accelerate trials, and bring deployable infrastructure solutions to the telecom industry.
In partnership with TIP, several of the world’s largest Telecom Service Providers are hosting TEACs in the UK, South Korea and Germany.
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Accelleran provides Mobile RAN software and LTE Small Cell product solutions addressing the real-world challenges of mission critical 5G applications, hyperdense and programmable networks. Accelleran’s unique software architecture in genuinely independent from any hardware platform. Operators can leverage one software solution for integrated small cells and for disaggregated and virtualized, cloud-native, RAN networks. With dRAX, Accelleran has the first Open & Intelligent RAN controller on the market that fully adheres to ORAN Principles and truly enables the software-defined, multi-vendor RAN of the future.
Tethir introduces game-changing technology to Free Space Optics (FSO) in applications such as optical wireless communication, sensing and Wireless Quantum Key Distribution. The company was founded to deliver the full potential of advances in optical technology, developed by Chief Scientist, Barry Clive. His breakthroughs can be applied in a number of ways, with improvements traded off against each other; bandwidth, power, link length, beam width, cost, size. For each of the problems that Tethir’s technology can solve, several times better performance can be achieved over existing solutions. With electro-optics playing increasingly important roles in many industries, Tethir is well placed to ‘make a difference’.
Founders: Philip Sibson, Jake Kennard, Mark Thompson, Chris Erven
TEAC location: UK
Airrays is the leading independent massive MIMO radio company addressing the 4G and upcoming 5G mobile network infrastructure market. Our large scale active antennas provide an energy-efficient and cost-effective way to address the growing demand for wireless capacity for the Gigabit Society. With our partners, we deliver radio products specifically designed to meet mobile operators’ 5G-requirements and performance targets. Airrays’ core team of seasoned experts brings together all the relevant expertise for high-end radio design, manufacturing and test as well as network integration.
BISDN is a team of international SDN and NFV experts based in Berlin. The company is self-funded and has been profitable since its inception in 2012. Our NFV-based telco-related activities comprise of various demonstrators, PoCs, lab and field trials. In 2017, BISDN focused on developing the core product Basebox, which consists of a co-called whitebox switch operating system and a set of SDN controllers. Those controllers move the LINUX packet processing pipeline to remote switches.
Pharrowtech provides next-generation solutions for fixed-wireless access, wireless VR/AR and ultra-high capacity wireless links. Spun out of imec in 2018, it builds on more than 12 years of top-notch R&D in algorithm, chip and antenna design for millimeter-wave systems. Leveraging this deep technical expertise, its founding team now builds products with best-in-class performance, power and cost features.
Adipsys is a software editor of the Hotspot Manager (HM) solution. HM is a multi-business and multi-tenant solution dedicated to business integrators and operators. It is a cloud based solution designed to control and monetize WiFi infrastructure. HM controls and manages multiple WiFi hotspots and doesn’t need any dedicated access controller. The Hotspot platform features rich & advanced functionalities, including multi-tenant capacity, business zone management, various authentication modes, responsive captive portals, rich dashboards, analytics, reports, ad servers, url filtering, and more. HM is not only a multi-faceted solution platform, it is also a powerful solution to upsell visitors and reinforce “on site” communication.
Founder: François Bourdais
TEAC location: Paris
Amarisoft is a software company created in 2012. As an expert in mobile telecommunication (4G and above), it develops, licenses and supports a comprehensive LTE software suite including a base station, an evolved packet core and a phone software stack. Its technology is unique in the world and revolutionary, as everything operates on generic PC hardware. Amarisoft is the centre of a community of partners and integrators, aimed at creating a new generation of telecom equipment manufacturers which are more open, nimble, accessible and affordable. 4G, v-RAN, future 5G and NB-IoT are the growth engines for its revenues, 90% of which come from international customers.
Athonet has developed a mobile edge core network software that is a critical enabler for CSPs and enterprises to address vast new markets such as the Industrial Internet, Public Safety, Connected and Autonomous Cars, Smart Grids and Cities, Connected Hospitals as well as bridging the Digital Divide. Since winning the GSMA Global Mobile Awards in 2016, Athonet’s software has been deployed for some of the first CBRS trial networks in North America, first LTE Smartgrid, Industrial IoT and 5G Autonomous Car networks in Europe & Australasia and first LTE Networks in Africa.
Horizon Computing develops equipment dedicated to the world of data centers and telecoms operating under Open Hardware licenses with free software that is gradually enriched. Its services allow its customers’ infrastructure to be broken down into its component parts and manage its life cycle, giving them greater independence from their suppliers. The Horizon Computing business model is mainly based on services contracts, consulting, validation and production start-up, and on operational maintenance of Open Hardware equipment.
Founders: Jean-Marie Verdun
Founded: 2016 (Horizon is a US subsidiary of Splitted-Desktop Systems, which was created in 2006)
TEAC location: Paris
KulCloud, (South Korea) is ushering the white box and Linux networking revolution into the 5G arena by developing an open network disaggregation platform delivered with SDN & DevOps. KulCloud thrives to build technology that meets stringent 5G network requirements of network slicing, time sync, low latency & QoS (Quality of Service) while providing operators with unrivaled service agility, time to market and cost-effectiveness. Founded in 2011, KulCloud has been at the forefront of commercialization of SDN/whitebox driven network disaggregation technology in various niche areas.
Optella, established in 2015 by a group of senior researchers from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), is an innovative tech firm headquartered in California with an R&D center in Korea. Based on its strength in silicon optical bench (SiOB) based single-mode photonics and electronics integrated technology, Optella plans to concentrate on developing a cost-effective and low-power 5G wireless optical network solution to maximize transmission efficiency for massive data.
Founder: Sangsoo Lee
TEAC location: Seoul
Transcelestial, a Singapore-based startup, is developing a laser communication solution to replace existing wireless communication technology. The aim is to develop a constellation of nano satellites which uses lasers to transfer and relay data for ground, satellite and deep space applications. This will be the fastest (up to 100 Gbps), long-distance, point-to-point wireless communication network possible. Working with the TEAC in Seoul, Transcelestial will prepare for a demonstration of wireless backhaul for a small cell device in a master slave outdoor urban setup to prove the reliability and superiority of its FSO (Free Space Optics) solution. This solution is expected to be pivotal in building a cost-effective and robust 5G infrastructure.
DevStack is a startup company, based in Seoul, that provides hardware(GPU, FPGA) accelerated OpenStack and its CMP(Cloud Management Platform) for the large-centralized computing infrastructure and massively distributed edge computing infrastructure such as mini/micro/nano data centers. By delivering those products and services in the telco market, we’ve been capitalizing on waves of OpenStack technology.
Founders: Seungwook Jang, Kiyoun Sung, Sunkyu Park
TEAC location: Seoul
Network Defines is a tech startup founded by network experts from the Multimedia and Mobile Communications Laboratory, Seoul National University, Korea. With strong research backgrounds and industry experience, the team is developing a distributed and decentralized network infrastructure which utilizes available storage and bandwidth of in-network devices (e.g., access point, set-top box, PC) for content storage and delivery. To build a stable and reliable infrastructure sustained by voluntary peers’ contributions, Network Defines employs cutting-edge technologies including blockchain, peer-to-peer, and distributed caching technologies. Network Defines will provide a low-cost foundation for both operators and content providers.
AirHop Communications is a network intelligence software company based in San Diego, California. AirHop’s flagship eSON real-time Self-Organizing Network (SON) solution delivers coordinated optimization of network performance and end-user experience for 4G & 5G systems. eSON is a robust, fully virtualized, and commercially available software platform supporting both traditional network architectures and NFV/C-RAN architectures for centralized and mobile edge deployments. AirHop’s solutions are expanding through application in 4G CBRS use cases and 5G New Radio (NR) use cases for eSON as well as machine learning based network insight and optimization for its eSON360 Analytics platform.
Founders: Yan Hui
TEAC location: Seoul