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Telecom Infra Project kicks off ‘OpenWiFi’ initiative to drive Wi-Fi cost down and innovation up

By Claus Hetting, Wi-Fi NOW CEO & Chairman

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) – known for its successes in disaggregating cellular networks (with OpenRAN and DCSG) – has kicked off a concerted effort to affect something similar within the world of Wi-Fi: Headed up by Deutsche Telekom, Boingo, Facebook, and supported by major telcos, and Wi-Fi technology vendors big and small, TIP’s ‘OpenWiFi’ initiative launches May 12. The goal is seeding the ground for more ubiquitous Wi-Fi, at lower costs, featuring more service innovation, TIP says.

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Announcing Telecom Council’s Innovation Showcase Class of 2021

Communications startups selected to feature in the 2021 Innovation Showcase Demo Day on May 13-14, with opportunities for sit-down discussions with multiple global telcos.

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Facebook launches grand new vision for open source Wi-Fi architecture everywhere

Beyond the resources and backing of Facebook itself, the TIP Wi-Fi group of partners includes such talented startups as Plume, 2017 Wi-Fi NOW Award Winners Tanaza, and Canada-based ConnectUs Technologies.

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TIP Community Momentum Driven by New Operator Demand, Technology Solutions, and Industry Alliances

It was at MWC four years ago that the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) was launched, bringing together a community dedicated to building better infrastructure for global networks.

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Press Releases

First Commercial OpenWiFi Solution in Africa with NetExperience

This deployment is a partnership between Atlancis (an Open System Integrator and Cloud Service Provider in Kenya), the Kenyatta University, the Kenya Education Network Trust (KENET), and the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya. The deployment will...

NetExperience Announces General Availability of Second Generation Open Wi-Fi Platform

NetExperience release 2.0 adds powerful new features for Wi-Fi service providers worldwide. TIP OpenWiFi deployments continue to accelerate. NetExperience Release 2.0 is based on the new uCentral based framework which further reduces costs for Wi-Fi Service providers...

NetExperience/TIP OpenWiFi Solution Selected by European Network Operator iBrowse to Service Hospitality Industry

Multi-location hospitality customers in France will benefit from affordable state-of-the -art WIFI. New open-source cloud-based technology allows hotels to provide WIFI coverage they’ve dreamed of – at a fraction of the cost of standard WIFI solutions.  One access...