The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has appointed Vodafone group head of network strategy and architecture Santiago Tenorio as its new Chair, following his joining the group’s board a year after its launch in 2016.
TIP serves as a collaborative, cross-vendor community of telecoms companies, designed to accelerate innovation through the development and adoption of standards-based, open and disaggregated network solutions. In the four years since its founding, TIP has been responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs in telecom technology – and will now be operating under Santiago Tenorio as Chair.
“The TIP community has had a significant impact on opening up telecom networks to lower costs, increase innovation, and help operators extend the benefits of high quality connectivity to more communities across the world,” says Tenorio of his aims as Chair. “Over the past four years 45 technology innovations have come from TIP. As Chair I will champion continued innovation and the opening up of supplier ecosystems to more competition.”
Tenorio led the team which invented the Open CrowdCell platform, an app-enabled interoperable small-cell, designed to speed up rollout in existing and future cellular communications networks at an unbeatable cost. Lime Microsystems has worked closely with Vodafone as a provider of the Open CrowdCell implementation, the LimeNET CrowdCell, powered by the LMS7002M field-programmable radio frequency IC and associated open hardware LimeSDR platform.
We see the appointment of Tenorio as a major step in the deployment of Open RAN and transformation in how communication networks are built and marching forward into a future of open, cross-vendor collaboration in delivering the very best communications technology possible.
More information on the CrowdCell initiative can be found in Tenorio’s presentation from the TIP Summit 2018, or on the official project page; details on TIP’s other works can be found on the TIP website.