The industry should be an open, collaborative environment – the days of vendor lock-in should be behind us. That’s what’s so refreshing about TIP. It’s a community that shares so many of our ideals.
Although still in its infancy, TIP’s ambitions have already resonated throughout the industry. Its focus on unlocking new efficiencies and innovation in telecom infrastructure is one shared by ADVA Optical Networking. Both organizations realize that openness and collaboration are critical to meeting tomorrow’s network demands. Working closely with operators, infrastructure providers and other members of the telecom ecosystem is something ADVA Optical Networking has done for many years. Its team is highly skilled in the development of complete system lifecycles – from design to deployment to network operations. This comprehensive understanding of the optical transport industry will help ADVA Optical Networking to steer the TIP community forward and achieve its goals in the most open and collaborative way possible.
“The networking industry is rapidly evolving, but the pace of innovation and development needs to be even quicker. What slows the industry down is a lack of openness and collaboration – an unwillingness to work together,” commented Stephan Rettenberger, VP, marketing and investor relations, ADVA Optical Networking. “TIP sees the inefficiencies here and is building a community where openness and collaboration are embedded in its very identity. This is something that we want to be a part of. Our team has worked hard for many years to ensure that our technology is open. Our FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ is a clear indication of this. As a key member of the Open Optical Packet Transport project group, we’re uniquely positioned to drive the community forward. We want to ensure that there are no missed steps here and that the community rapidly develops.”