Berlin (Germany), Feb 22, 2016 -- sysmocom GmbH joins the Telecom Infra Project initiated by Facebook along with Deutsche Telekom, EE, SK Telekom, Intel Corporation, Nokia, and several other members of the mobile industry.
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year. It aims at bringing operators, infrastructure providers, system integrator, and other technology companies together to collaborate on the development of new technologies and re-imagine traditional approaches to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
As a TIP member, sysmocom is happy to share its novel Open Source based 'custom tailored telecom' approach with other TIP members.
The use of Free and Open Source Software based cellular infrastructure can accelerate innovation and help to significantly reduce the capital and operational expenses of deploying and running cellular networks. Commoditizing telecom infrastructure is a key step towards enabling communications for the next billions of subscribers in emerging and developing countries, where classic architectures and business models are struggling with the low average revenue per user (ARPU).
"By developing cellular infrastructure as part of the Free and Open Source Software community, sysmocom's approach has always been a collaborative one. We're happy to bring this to the table and share our experience with the telecom industry as part of TIP." -- Harald Welte, General Manager of sysmocom GmbH
sysmocom was founded five years ago to spearhead the development of Free and Open Source Software implementations of cellular protocol stacks and network infrastructure elements. We have since been developing network components for 2G/2.5G/2.75g and 3G technologies from the radio access network in to the core network.