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TEAC UK - developing next-generation telecoms technology

On the 12 October, BT, in collaboration with TIP and Facebook, welcomed six shortlisted companies to the TEAC UK Wave 2 Final at the iconic BT Tower in London, selecting the two winners, Tethir and Accelleran, in a rigorous Dragons Den-style event.

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This is the second year BT has run the competition, with this year's focus being on Intent Based Networking and Rural Mobile Coverage Solutions.

TEACs are a global, sustainable ecosystem that attracts the brightest entrepreneurial minds and innovative investors to work together to produce breakthrough technologies that reimagine telecom infrastructure. By bringing together the key actors – established operators, cutting-edge start-ups, and global & local investors – TEACs establish the necessary foundation to foster collaboration, accelerate trials, and bring deployable infrastructure solutions to the telecom industry.

This year a Special Award was given to Jangala for all their efforts in the charity sector. Despite not winning the overall competition, the judges felt the pitch and company's outlook were worthy of an award.

At the event Jean-Marc Frangos (BT MD of Products & Services Research & Open Innovation ), Keynote speaker and judge said:

"Vibrant day for our TEAC UK Wave 2 finals with a set of impressive start-ups. High quality selection of network tech innovations! Networks are really getting a new wind with SDN, 5G, disaggregation and AI. All six companies demonstrated a fresh approach to rural mobility and intent based networking, our themes for Wave 2."

TIP

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a collaborative telecom community. Launched in February 2016, TIP was started with the goal of accelerating the pace of innovation in the telecom industry.

Accelerated innovation coupled with new business approaches and cost efficiencies will help the industry build the networks of the future and create business opportunities for new and existing companies, alike.

TEAC

TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre’s (TEACs) are a global, sustainable ecosystem that attracts the brightest entrepreneurial minds and innovative investors to work together to produce breakthrough technologies that reimagine telecom infrastructure. By bringing together the key actors – established operators, cutting-edge start-ups, and global & local investors – TEACs establish the necessary foundation to foster collaboration, accelerate trials, and bring deployable infrastructure solutions to the telecom industry.

In partnership with TIP, several of the world’s largest Telecom Service Providers are hosting TEACs in the UK, Paris, Seoul and Germany.

What’s in it for your company?

  • Access to BT's network infrastructure, hardware and testing facilities.
  • Mentoring opportunities with BT's leading professionals.
  • Membership of Innovation Martlesham offering:
    • Incubation & Accelerator Program
    • Business Club
    • Networking opportunities and events
    • Business support
  • Progress your companies journey making new contacts through BT.
  • Expand your network within the Telecom Infra Project and TEAC community.