Bharti Airtel has launched the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Community Lab.

Airtel is amongst the early members of TIP – a global initiative founded by Facebook, Deutsche Telekom, Intel, Nokia and SK Telecom – to create a new approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.

The TIP’s efforts is converting a part of its engineering centre for network excellence in Manesar (Haryana) — for validation and demonstration of new technologies and solutions — into a TIP Community Lab, the company said on Friday.

The modern facility will be used by TIP project group members to create innovative solutions for telecom networks, it said.

“We look forward to collaborating with other TIP members in creating innovative network infrastructure solutions for the future, and quickly and cost-effectively expand the reach of our networks to serve customers with exciting and disruptive solutions,” Abhay Savargaonkar, Director – Networks (India and South Asia), Airtel, said.

Founded in February 2016, TIP is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, suppliers, integrators and start-ups to disaggregate the traditional network deployment approach. The community’s collective aim is to collaborate on new technologies, examine new business approaches and spur new investments in the telecom space. – The Hindu Business Line