MTN Group and Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have joined forces to support the evolution of MTN’s communication transport infrastructure, which, says MTN, will become a platform for future revenue growth and profitability.
MTN Group is a pan-African mobile operator, which today offers voice, data and digital services to retail customers in 21 countries. TIP, as its name suggests, is a global community of companies and organizations that are driving infrastructure solutions to advance global connectivity.
Through the partnership, communication transport capacity will be deployed to support traffic growth over the next three years. In addition, the partnership will provide support for new services as part of the evolution of 5G and new enterprise services. It will also, MTN says, reduce the time to market through more focused agile service provisioning.
The TIP community, which aggregates members across the whole transport network value chain, is a key tool for MTN to build its future transport infrastructure.
To achieve the objective of increasing network efficiency, MTN has identified a set of requirements named CASSI (standing for convergent and congestion-free, always on, scalable, simplified and intelligent) that will support its work.
MTN will work together with the TIP community in the months ahead to build transport products and network configurations addressing MTN’s requirements that can be tested and validated in TIP’s community labs and in the field, to create easy-to-use commercial solutions for the CASSI use cases.