Facebook Hopes Telecom Infra Project Will Spur Innovation
Facebook has announced the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative that it hopes will bring various telecom players together to reimagine connectivity. Facebook's initial partners in the endeavor include Intel, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, and SK Telecom, all of which have agreed to work together to rethink networking technologies and how they might be used to push connectivity to more places around the world. Members will collaborate on basic access, backhaul technology, and core/management methods in an open and flexible fashion that Facebook says will "result in significant gains in cost and operational efficiency for both rural and urban deployments." The Telecom Infra Project is initially targeting areas that are currently unconnected.
Nov 12, 2018
Intel today introduced the XMM 8160, a 5G modem that will bring high-speed connectivity to mobile phones, computers, and other broadband devices in 2020. The modem supports the 5G NR spec, including both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes for fixed and mobile service.
Jul 20, 2018
Facebook and partners today announced the Data Transfer Project, an initiate with the goal of giving people more control over their data. The companies are working together to create an open source method that people can use to easily transfer their data from one service to another.
May 12, 2017
Google today announced Project Treble, which it hopes will solve the pain of updating smartphones to the latest version of Android. As it stands today, the process is multifaceted and includes a number of moving players, including Google, silicon makers, manufacturers, and carrier partners.
Feb 22, 2018
Intel today announced a range of efforts in the 5G space, including its timeline for bringing new Intel-powered 5G devices to market. The company says it has been developing 5G technology for some now, including virtualized network functionality and software defined networks.