Airtel launches India’s first Telecom Infra Project Lab in Manesar

Airtel India for mobileTelecom operator Bharti Airtel has launched India’s first Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Community Lab in Manesar, Haryana.

Telecom Infra Project is a global program founded by Facebook, Deutsche Telekom, Intel, Nokia and SK Telecom to create a new approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.

Airtel will be converting a part of its engineering centre for Network Excellence in Manesar (Gurgaon) – its lab for validation and demonstration of new technologies and solutions – into a TIP Community Lab. TIP project’s members will use the TIP community lab to create innovative solutions for telecom networks.

“We will collaborate with other TIP members in creating innovative network infrastructure solutions for the future, and cost-effectively expand the reach of our networks to serve customers with disruptive solutions,” said Abhay Savargaonkar, director – Networks (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel.

TIP, founded in February 2016, is an engineering-focused initiative driven by mobile operators, technology suppliers, integrators, and startups to disaggregate the traditional network deployment approach. The aim of the TIP project is collaborate on new technologies, examine new business approaches and spur new investments into the telecom space.

“We look forward to working with Airtel to establish the first TIP Community Lab in Manesar. Our community is re-imagining traditional approaches to network deployment everywhere, and this lab can accelerate the development of innovative solutions for achieving this goal,” said Axel Clauberg, TIP Chairman and Vice President, Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom.