Telecom Infra Project and Tanaza Collaborate to Extend Tanaza Platform Compatibility to TIP OpenWiFi™ Access Points.
Today, Tanaza proudly announces the general availability of the Tanaza platform supporting all OpenWiFi™ compliant access points (in addition to the others already supported thanks to the Linux-based TanazaOS). This collaboration with Telecom Infra Project (TIP) marks a significant milestone in the journey towards a disaggregated networking market, pushing the boundaries of innovation and reducing the effects of lock-in strategies applied by incumbents.
The Tanaza platform, a pioneer in hardware/software disaggregation since 2011, has supported various off-the-shelf devices from third-party manufacturers such as Ubiquiti and MikroTik. Now, Tanaza extends its compatibility to ALL OpenWiFi™ compliant devices, giving out-of-the-box interoperability with OpenWiFi™ hardware providers included in the TIP community.
Sebastiano Bertani, CEO of Tanaza, expressed the importance of this achievement, stating, “Our technology has reached widespread global adoption, featuring over 60,000 active access points. It has been utilized by some Tier-1 telco providers, leveraging the synergy of SDN networking and hardware flexibility to empower their B2B managed Wi-Fi offering. Bringing to production OpenWiFi™ compliant hardware has been a natural step for us. It not only enhances Wi-Fi hardware flexibility, but also envisions extending this capability to switches, for a complete “OpenLAN” solution. But most of all, it consolidates a solid foundation to shape the innovation of the next decade, on top of a common layer. For instance, our ChatGPT AI integration (TanazaGPT) enables the control of any networking device connected to our platform, and the same will be for any other App and service built on top, ranging from hyperconvergence to cybersecurity”.
Jack Raynor, TIP OpenLAN™ and OpenWiFi™Co-chair, said, “We are proud of this collaboration with Tanaza. This achievement aligns with our commitment to fostering an open and collaborative ecosystem in the telecommunications industry, transitioning the market from vertically integrated to horizontally structured”.
About TIP / OpenWiFi™
Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenLAN Project Group is a collaborative community that aims to accelerate the pace of innovation in the telecom industry. OpenWiFi™, an initiative within TIP’s OpenLAN Project Group, focuses on advancing open and disaggregated Wi-Fi solutions.
Tanaza is a leading provider of cloud-based networking platforms to enable B2B managed Wi-Fi and NaaS. Since its inception, it has adopted a cloud-only approach and hardware/software disaggregation as its founding pillars. An early member of TIP OpenWiFi™, Tanaza provided an initial Proof of Concept (PoC) of OpenWiFi™ at MWC2020. Tanaza technology has been used in projects with Meta, Fortinet, Sercomm, Etisalat, and NEC, among others.