Bell Canada & Accedian Latest to Join Facebook-Led Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

Bell Canada & Accedian Latest to Join Facebook-Led Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Image Credit: TIP

Canadian Telecom operator, Bell and Accedian, a leading performance assurance solutions vendor are the latest companies that have joined the Facebook-led Telecom Infra Project (TIP) initiative as members.

TIP garners support from leading operators such as Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, T-Mobile, NBN, Telia, Telstra, Axiata Digital, Indosat and MTN Group. It also has Intel, Nokia, Broadcom, IBM, HP, Microsoft as well as 300 other members to support the initiative that was announced by Facebook this February.

TIP will leverage Facebook's Open Compute Project effort for data centers and it has since joined forces with Intel, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom and others to share designs and technological advances for open source hardware and software. TIP members will work together to contribute designs in three areas - access, backhaul, and core and management -- applying the Open Compute Project models.

Accedian’s contribution to TIP will bring performance assurance visibility to those constructing and building global internet and telecoms networks, said the company.

Earlier this month, MTN Group become the first mobile operator to deploy and test the open optical packet transport platform, known as Voyager.

Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO, Accedian
Accedian We joined TIP because we believe in, and can contribute to, the goal of bringing reliable internet connectivity to the world, using a commodity hardware, open standards approach. That’s the approach we’ve taken working with more than 375 service providers in 65 countries to develop and deploy virtualized network instrumentation solutions for troubleshooting connectivity issues to improve quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE).

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

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