Edgecore ecCLOUD Assists TIP in Developing the World's First OpenWiFi 2.0 Cloud

Edgecore Networks Gets the OpenWiFi Facilitating Program off the Ground 

Hsinchu, Taiwan, November 29 -  Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, today announced the launch of the world’s first Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenWiFi 2.x cloud controller – ecCLOUD. By      integrating  TIP OpenWiFi CloudSDK 2.0, the most advanced cloud SDK of OpenWiFi 2.0, ecCLOUD can provide central management and visibility to all TIP OpenWiFi devices. On top of that, Edgecore Networks initiated the OpenWiFi Facilitating Program to extend and enhance the OpenWiFi ecosystem.

The launch of OpenWiFi 2.0 shows the ambition of TIP to reinforce the global TIP OpenWiFi ecosystem by joining forces with industry partners to establish a strong technical foundation. As one of the early adopters and devoted partners of the Open WiFi ecosystem and tech stack, Edgecore Networks has brought a series of TIP-ready devices to the market. With years of practical experience in commercial cloud controllers, Edgecore Networks contributed the know-how and participated in the CloudSDK 2.0 API function planning. Through CloudSDK 2.0, ISP/Telco/MSPs will be able to unlock the limitations of existing closed network infrastructures, and quickly introduce innovative applications and services through disaggregated networks.
Edgecore Networks has taken the lead in converging TIP OpenWiFi CloudSDK 2.0 with ecCLOUD. Being the world's first and only TIP OpenWiFi 2.x cloud controller, ecCLOUD can support the full range of TIP OpenWiFi hardware devices and software applications, which realizes the goal of commercializing TIP OpenWiFi and making it a sustainable business model.
David Hutton, TIP Chief Engineer said: ”TIP's active collaboration with Wi-Fi industry leaders enables the TIP OpenWiFi ecosystem to meet high end Wi-Fi network requirements. Edgecore's expertise in cloud controllers has made the OpenWiFi 2.x stack accessible and practical for a wide variety of deployment scenarios.
To further thrive together with the TIP OpenWiFi ecosystem, Edgecore Networks will launch the OpenWiFi Facilitating Program in the middle of this November 2021 to build an ecCLOUD OpenWiFi development ecosystem. In this collaborative program, OpenWiFi hardware vendors can test the ecCLOUD management functions with their OpenWiFi devices. In addition, Edgecore Networks will provide the ecCLOUD API for third-party application development. Edgecore Networks and software developers will have the freedom to develop better add-ons and software to further empower and advance the OpenWiFi ecosystem, building a mutually beneficial relationship with participating vendors.
“Edgecore's OpenWiFi Solution can provide more flexible network infrastructures and application services for ISP/MSP/Telco’s, and offer the OpenWiFi API interface for software developers, App and SaaS providers, accelerating the development of the OpenWiFi application ecosystem. As one of the TIP partners, Edgecore Networks will keep working with TIP to grow the OpenWiFi ecosystem together.” said Tengtai Hsu, Vice President of Edgecore Networks.

About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading networking ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, optical packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software.
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About the Telecom Infra Project
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations that are driving infrastructure solutions to advance global connectivity. Half of the world’s population is still not connected to the internet, and for those who are, connectivity is often insufficient. This limits access to the multitude of consumer and commercial benefits provided by the internet, thereby impacting GDP growth globally. However, a lack of flexibility in the current solutions - exacerbated by a limited choice in technology providers - makes it challenging for operators to efficiently build and upgrade networks. Founded in 2016, TIP is a community of diverse members that includes hundreds of companies - from service providers and technology partners, to systems integrators and other connectivity stakeholders. We are working together to develop, test and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity that the world needs - now and in the decades to come. Find out more:  www.telecominfraproject.com
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