Starting with a use-case based approach, TIP-TSS is working with partners to create economically sustainable, optimized, pre tested, and remotely managed rural site configurations. These configurations leverage existing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products and passive elements (e.g. towers, fencing, concrete, etc.), catalyzing industry to connect more people in rural areas.
After TIP incubates a site configuration with a specific Service Provider that is motivated to rollout this configuration on their network, this configuration can be scaled to the broader ecosystem via TIP PlugFest and TIP Exchange, enabling additional Service Providers to leverage this use case for unconnected rural settlements in their respective regions.
TIP PlugFest invites OEMs and other vendors to “plug” and “play” their products to demonstrate interoperability and performance for the specific Site Solution configuration. Once proven, these products will be showcased on TIP Exchange for procurement from prospective service providers.