Facebook announced the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), an engineering-focused initiative that is bringing operators, infrastructure providers, system integrators, and other technology companies together to collaborate on the development of new technologies and reimagine traditional approaches to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
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Every day, more people and more devices around the world are coming online, and it’s becoming easier to share data-intensive experiences like video and virtual reality.
Scaling traditional telecom infrastructure to meet this global data challenge is not moving as fast as people need it to, says Jay Parikh, Global Head of Engineering and Infrastructure.
"We know there isn’t a single solution for this, and no one company can tackle the problem alone. Driving a faster pace of innovation in telecom infrastructure is necessary to meet these new technology challenges and to unlock new opportunities for everyone in the ecosystem," says Jay Parikh.
Initial Telecom Infra Project members such as Facebook, Intel, and Nokia have pledged to contribute an initial suite of reference designs, while other members such as operators Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom will help define and deploy the technology as it fits their needs.
To learn more about TIP and how to participate, go to telecominfraproject.com.
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Facebook also unveiled new Virtual Reality initiatives.