What's TIP OpenWiFi?

Below introduction from TIP. To learn more visit Wi-Fi - Telecom Infra Project.

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations working together to accelerate the development and deployment of open, disaggregated, and standards-based technology solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity that the world needs – now and in the decades to come.

The Wi-Fi Project Group is developing a disaggregated End-to-End Wi-Fi solution, consisting of access points (APs) and a cloud-native control/management plane which interfaces to mobile operators’ core networks to enable mobile data offload. Our design is being driven by ease of operation and low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Infrastructure & Software (Open Wi-Fi)

TIP Open Wi-Fi Infrastructure

Mission: Democratize Wi-Fi networks, foster collaboration and boost innovation across Wi-Fi network infrastructure suppliers and service providers.

Even as Wi-Fi continues to grow exponentially across multiple market segments, service providers face limitations and constraints of limited supplier choice, lock-in effect of architecture choices and increased costs. Via collaboration between infrastructure vendors, application developers and service providers we work together we aim to address constraints and expand the market for Wi-Fi solutions.

Solutions and Applications

This sub-group in the TIP Wi-Fi PG looks at end-to-end use cases to drive Wi-Fi network monetization and bringing solutions that offer a positive return on investment to owners of Wi-Fi networks.

Our current project focus: Infrastructure vendors, application developers and service providers we work together with While cellular coverage is expected to keep expanding over the next few years, the bandwidth available per user is projected to decrease outside developed markets. Operators are looking at offloading cellular traffic to Wi-Fi as a way to address this shortage of access capacity, allowing them to connect more users. Also optimally deciding best network to connect to will also improve users’ connection speeds. The project group aims to drive convergence and develop specs in specific areas related to mobile data offloading including profile distribution, connectivity management and policy enforcement.

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