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First Year TIPs the Scale Toward Success

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has had a successful first year, and its members are making their presence felt in Light Reading's Virtuapedia.

Denise Culver

April 24, 2017

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First Year TIPs the Scale Toward Success

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) recently celebrated its first year of service, and both its membership rolls and active projects attest to just how successful that 12-month period has been.

TIP is made up of operators, infrastructure providers, systems integrators and other technology companies that are working to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure. One project in particular -- Core Network Optimization -- is chaired by Intel, a Virtuapedia sponsor, and directly impacts many Pedia companies in its quest to deliver options for services and applications in the radio core network by leveraging open cloud architecture to provide a framework for disaggregated cloud-scale computing.

Already, more than 55 members of TIP are also found in Virtuapedia, and several of these have been recognized recently for their work related to core network optimization:

  • Ciena and Reliance Jio (RJio) made a dual announcement in late March that the fast-growing Indian mobile service provider had deployed Ciena's multi-terabit converged packet-optical platforms in its 4G network core to support surges in subscriber numbers and data traffic. (See Ciena Bags Backbone Deal at India's RJio.)

    • Nokia announced in February that it expanded its mobile transport portfolio with a range of "anyhaul" mobile transport options to address requirements of the 5G era, as well as the increased coverage and capacity driven by ultra-broadband, IoT and the cloud. (See Nokia Enhances Its 'Anyhaul' Portfolio.)

    • Also in February, ADVA launched its FSP Network Hypervisor, which was designed to help migrate legacy networks to cloud-optimized infrastructures, including the processes that lead to self-provisioned services, automated resiliency and optimized resource utilization necessary for real-time cloud connectivity and multi-layer network optimization in SDN and NFV-centric network architectures. (See ADVA Intros Optical Network Hypervisor.)

      More than 1,600 companies and 1,650 products are now listed in Virtuapedia, making it the telecom industry's most comprehensive resource for all things related to virtualization. Some 14,000 network professionals also are now registered with Virtuapedia, giving them access not only to vendor and product information but also to the latest industry news and research from Heavy Reading.

      To get your company listed in Virtuapedia, go to the Get Listed tab on the site. To join the growing ranks of the virtualization community and get access to executive summaries of Heavy Reading's research, go to the Register Now tab.

      — Denise Culver, The Pediatrician

About the Author(s)

Denise Culver

Online Research Director

Denise manages Heavy Reading's Thought Leadership Council, which uses a focus group approach to glean insights from CSPs on topics ranging from automation, IoT, 5G, B/OSS transformation, SD-WAN and emerging technologies. Additionally, Denise covers the test and measurement industry as an analyst, focusing on how T&M vendors are addressing telco transformation, as well as the impact that technologies such as IoT are having on service provider networks. Denise also continues to oversee development of Light Reading's Pedia projects, including Virtuapedia and Testapedia. Previously, she was a Contributing Analyst with Heavy Reading for seven years, covering a wide range of areas, including mobile, IP transformation and T&M. Her career in technology journalism began in 1996, and she is a past winner of the American Business Media Association's Jesse Neal Award for editorial achievement. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

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