TelecomTV's Ultimate Guide to the Telecom Infra Project

Guy Daniels
By Guy Daniels

Jan 22, 2018

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What is TIP, and why is it generating so much interest and excitement from the telecoms community? If you are not already aware of the work and scope of TIP, then TelecomTV is here to help – we expect big things from TIP this year, as it continues to shake up the relationships between telcos, vendors, web-scale companies and start-ups, and accelerate the pace of telecoms innovation.

The Telecom Infra Project was only established in February 2016 and now has more than 500 member companies. It’s an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, suppliers, developers, integrators and start-ups. Work is allocated into three areas: access, backhaul and core & management, encompassing 11 Project Groups. We highlight the work of all the groups, as well the global network of community labs and ecosystem centres.


  • Caroline Chan, VP & GM 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group, Intel
  • Miriam Tuerk, CEO, Clear Blue Technologies
  • Mansoor Hanif, Director of Converged Networks & Innovation, BT
  • Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Director of Engineering, Facebook and co-chair, Open Optical Packet Transport project group, TIP
  • Josh Leslie, CEO, Cumulus Networks
  • Salil Sawhney, Manager of Connectivity Technologies and Ecosystems, Facebook
  • Axel Clauberg, Chairman, TIP, and VP Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom
  • Steve Dadoly, Manager of Connectivity Ecosystems Programs, Facebook
  • Andreas Gladisch, VP Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom
  • Manish Vyas, President Communications Business and Chief Executive, Network Services, Tech Mahindra

Filmed at: TIP Summit, Santa Clara, USA, November 2017

Update: 14 March 2018. TIP announced a further three project groups during MWC 2018. So, in addition to the 11 mentioned in the video, the new ones are: Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways; CrowdCell; and Power and Connectivity.

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