Facebook Pushes Open Source Wireless with Telecom Infra Project2016-02-23 02:58 by Daniela
Facebook has announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, its Telecom Infra Project. It is a collaboration between Facebook and several telecommunications service providers and gear makers which aims to make new technologies, improving transmission and management of high-speed wireless data.
This includes building open source hardware and software that will cover the three elements of a telecommunications network: the access, the backhaul and the core.
"We know from our experience with the Open Compute Project that the best way to accelerate the pace of innovation is for companies to collaborate and to work in the open," Jay Parikh, Global Head of Engineering and Infrastructure at Facebook, wrote in a post announcing TIP.
"To kick-start this work, TIP members such as Facebook, Intel, and Nokia have pledged to contribute an initial suite of reference designs, while other members such as operators Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom will help define and deploy the technology as it fits their needs."
The participants in the project hope that this will lead to better wireless networks, that can keep up with rising demands of speed and reliability.
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