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New TIP groups for edge compute and cell site gateways

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) churns out new working groups at a rapid rate, and its 2018 Summit in London was the launchpad for two particularly interesting ones. Given the intense interest in all things edge-focused, the Edge Application Developer Project may be timely,  but also risks further fragmentation in an immature landscape where confusion is holding back real progress. The second is CANDI (see below), which will work on disaggregated cell site gateways, an essential component of future 5G deployments. In many ways, this is the kind of work on which TIP should focus. It aligns directly with the overall goal of driving a commoditized, open hardware platform on which a software-driven network can run, and is an area…

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