The OpenRAN 5G NR Project Group will collaborate via TIP to define a whitebox platform for a 5G NR access point that is easy to configure and deploy.

The goal of this Project Group is to establish a new TIP project group for disaggregated 5G NR small cell/base station with global operators along with a set of lead OEMs and SoC partners to develop a white-box 5G NR solution, to include a 5G NR compatible baseband unit; antenna and RF; and provisioning layer.

Group Structure

Co-Chaired by Vanesa Fernandez (Vodafone)
Co-Chaired by Durga Satapathy (Sprint)


Although the 5G standards have been recently ratified, the industry is all excited and already participating in technical trials, spectrum auctions, conferences, marketing initiatives, and operator announcements around 5G launches.
TIP needs to prepare for and influence this new technology in its early phase to re-affirm the roadmap towards next generation networks.

The very first component of the 5G system is the 5G New Radio (5G NR), specifications which are now available within 3GPP standards, and it is compatible for trialing against existing 4G infrastructure; enabling a path for 5G acceleration with minimal infrastructure overhaul.

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Telecom Infra Project Highlights RFIs, Demos, and New Project Groups at MWC 2019

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) turns three at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). With the goal of accelerating and transforming the way that telecom infrastructure is built and deployed, our vision is ambitious and only made possible by our dedicated, forward-looking community.

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February 24-27, 2020
Barcelona, Spain

MWC 2020

November 13-14, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

TIP Summit 2019

Telecom and internet industry leaders will gather in Amsterdam for our fourth annual TIP Summit, where TIP Members share the latest updates on TIP technology.

Past Events

June, 2019
São Paulo, Brazil, and Singapore

TIP Regional Summits ’19

June 2019, Telecom Infra Project (TIP) hosted multiple gatherings around the world as part of its TIP Regional Summit series.

June 12-13, 2019
London, UK

5G World

OpenRAN 5GNR had a presence at 5G Word which consisted of a booth on the show floor to netwrok with partners and a keynote by our executive director Attilio Zani.

February 25-28, 2019
Barcelona, Spain

MWC 2019

The Telecom Infra Project and OpenRAN brought its hands-on innovation to Barcelona as the mobile community gathered for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019.