Article: TIP’s OpenWiFi Targets WiFi Disaggregation

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TIP’s OpenWiFi Targets WiFi Disaggregation

The Facebook-led Telecom Infra Project (TIP) set its sights on WiFi disaggregation this week with the release of OpenWiFi. The initiative expands the purview of TIP beyond mobile and fixed network infrastructure to one of the most broadly adopted and consistently discouraging technologies of all. WiFi is currently used to connect more than 16 billion devices and it carries the majority of wireless internet traffic globally, according to TIP.

OpenWiFi is a fully disaggregated system spanning access point hardware, an open source access point networking operating system, and a software development kit for cloud-native WiFI controller applications that can be used by operators and enterprises.

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Article: AT&T CTO Reaffirms Commitment to Open Source Infrastructure

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AT&T CTO Reaffirms Commitment to Open Source Infrastructure

AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch today gave no indication that the operator plans to relinquish its role as an industry leader on network virtualization, open source technology, or open radio access network (RAN) architecture.

The carrier has invested more than $135 billion in its U.S. infrastructure during the past five years to build a robust network with self-healing architectures and open standards, he said at the Open Networking & Edge Executive Forum.

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