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DT executive hails TIP as a game-changer in telecoms costs

One by one the major operators are standing up to say they will not build the next generation of mobile networks in the same way as the current ones. They need an entirely new cost structure, and if the major vendors are not prepared to deliver that, then the MNOs will look to new entrants. Those new companies are being supported by open source initiatives such as Facebook TIP (Telecom Infra Project), which a Deutsche Telekom executive described last week as “one of the most important projects in the telecoms industry today”. The comment, by Axel Clauberg, DT’s VP for aggregation, transport and IP, echoed similar views expressed by other TIP aficionados like BT, SK Telecom and Orange (the latter…

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