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BT partners with TIP and Facebook to accelerate telecoms innovation

BT partners with TIP and Facebook to accelerate telecoms innovation


BT has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and is partnering with Facebook to accelerate research into disruptive telecoms technologies. TIP is a global initiative that aims to transform the traditional approach to building and deploying telecoms network infrastructure.

As part of the initiative, BT, Facebook and TIP will work together in locations such as the BT Labs at Adastral Park, BT’s global research HQ, and London’s Tech City.

The project will enable selected telecoms infrastructure startups to engage directly with leading experts from BT, the TIP community and Facebook, drawing upon BT’s extensive research and innovation capabilities, experience and global network.

This initiative will aid the UK’s expanding community of innovators by providing a support framework to help connect them to investment partners and to market and launch new products and services. They’ll tackle shared challenges such as how to connect remote communities, how to enhance people’s lives through innovation in communications technology and how to better manage the unprecedented growth of network traffic.

TIP will create a network of start-up acceleration centres, in collaboration with major operators around the world. BT has agreed to host the first such centre in Europe. This UK acceleration centre joins a similar facility in South Korea, sponsored by SK Telecom, as part of a growing network that will strengthen collaboration and accelerate adoption of key technologies.

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