Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, has announced that it has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to help accelerate the pace of innovation in telecommunications infrastructure. Co-founded by Facebook and operators such as Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom, TIP is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, infrastructure providers, systems integrators, and other technology companies that aim to “reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure,” the partners say.
TIP is designed to bring together leading industry innovators to collaborate to develop new technologies and rethink approaches to deploying network architecture that leverage advances in the technology and an open approach to development. TIP will explore new approaches and technologies across three initial focus areas: access, backhaul and core and management.
The project groups within these areas will leverage the unique engineering and operation expertise of members. Infinera will contribute its expertise in developing and deploying innovative packet- optical technologies and solutions for all three areas globally. Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks enable telecom network infrastructure to scale, while simplifying optical network operations and accelerating service innovation.
“We are delighted to join TIP and look forward to collaborating with Facebook and other industry leaders to define the future of telecom networks,” said Ashoka Valia, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Infinera. “With this collaboration, Infinera’s leadership in technology innovation and large-scale photonic integration to play an even greater role in solving the future connectivity requirements of networks across the globe.”
By Matthew Peach