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Turkcell, Bharti Airtel Join Facebook's TIP; Vodafone, CableLabs Start Initiatives with TIP

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Turkcell, Bharti Airtel Join Facebook's TIP; Vodafone, CableLabs Start Initiatives with TIP Image Credit: Telecom Infra Project

Turkcell has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) which was founded last year by Facebook, Deutsche Telekom, Intel, Nokia and SK Telecom. Together with these leading companies, Turkcell plans to play a significant role in helping TIP achieve its goals. 

At the same time, Bharti Airtel has become the first Indian operator member of the TIP with the aim to create new approaches for building and deploying network infrastructure, and has set up India's first TIP Community Lab as part of the initiative. The Open RAN GPP (General Purpose Processor) Optimisation and SW Group will be co-Chaired by Vodafone and Intel. In addition, Vodafone’s Group Head of Networks Strategy and Architecture, Santiago Tenorio, will join the TIP Board.

The TIP project also saw some traction in Europe and North America with;

 - Vodafone saying that it will leverage TIP's open-source mobile platform to reduce the cost of connectivity in remote areas, with initial focus on Africa. 

 - CableLabs, which performs technology and specification development for the cable operators, partnering with the TIP consortium to open a TIP Community Lab at its Louisville, Colorado, headquarters.

Kaan Terzioglu, CEO, Turkcell
As the world's first digital operator we believe our unique perspective can help TIP achieve its mission to rapidly expand network deployments needed to meet the world's ever-growing demand for connectivity. 

Leland Lai, Executive Director, TIP 
The addition Turkcell to our growing list of top global operators is of another clear sign of TIP's growing momentum. We look forward to working with Turkcell and are excited that they can share the insights and lessons they learned from their digital transition with the TIP community.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn, Facebook 

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