Launching our first Innovation Hub with Jio
TM Forum is piloting a new, global Innovation Hub program to tackle the telecoms industry’s most critical challenges with dedicated collaborative teams made up of the brightest talent across the global technology sector.
The initiative is proudly supported by the following founding members:
The exponential change stemming from converging technology trends like generative AI, cloud and data transparency gives communications companies an opportunity for meaningful growth beyond connectivity. Our goal with this Innovation Hub collaboration is to help the communications industry explore the technology, data and talent needed to continuously drive innovation and solve problems with new solutions at pace.
Trust-based collaboration, cutting-edge technologies, life-boosting products, and the best people are the anchors of our self-definition, describing how we do what we do at Deutsche Telekom IT. Therefore, we are not only aligned with but deeply committed to the mission of the Innovation Hub program. With the help of our world-class experts in conjunction with leading talents from the industry, we anticipate great achievements, especially in the fields of Generative AI and Large Language Models. This will drive transformative change within our industry, creating value for all in telecommunications and beyond.
We share TM Forum’s commitment to fostering a collaborative ecosystem to accelerate innovation within the telecommunications industry. We developed a Google Cloud instance of the ODA canvas and are exploring the exciting industry-wide potential for generative AI. We look forward to working with our partners and customers in the Innovation Hub to unlock new growth and transformation opportunities, leveraging Google Cloud’s leadership in data, AI and cloud-native networks and technology.
We welcome the TM Forum's initiative to launch a pilot Innovation Hub program aimed strategically at the global telecoms industry. Orange is proud to be one of the industry's Leaders and to contribute to this pilot, based on the TM Forum's Catalyst program, to which we have already been contributing for several years. ODA is a critical foundation for Orange to bring faster innovative products to the market and more efficiently.
The TM Forum Innovation Hub is not merely a collaborative space; it's a catalyst designed to address the telecom industry's critical challenges. By bringing together the best minds from telcos and the technology ecosystem, this initiative is strategically positioned to accelerate innovation across the digital ecosystem. Reliance Jio is committed to this transformative journey, and we're honoured to offer our Mumbai campus as the first physical home for this ground-breaking initiative. Together, we are confident of creating real-world solutions that will significantly impact our industry.
The TM Forum is providing an incredible platform for our industry to collaborate and innovate. With the Innovation Hub, we’ll be able to address key industry questions and develop standards to help answer big questions – like the use of AI and cloud for improving customer experience and business operations. In addition the hub will enable us to explore new services in B2C, B2B and B2B2X, unlocking real value for our customers.
Vodafone is an active contributor to the TM Forum’s collaboration programmes. Over time, these have continuously improved, from establishing high-level frameworks to co-creating tangible assets like open API and cloud-native architecture specifications. The Innovation Hub takes this collaboration to the next level. It brings together key stakeholders to develop new technologies that will ensure a sustainable future for both our industry and the billions of people we connect worldwide.
What is the TM Forum Innovation Hub program?
We’re piloting the Innovation Hub program to facilitate a new and exciting way for the industry to collaborate at speed to solve some of its biggest challenges.
The first Innovation Hub, hosted by Jio, will be located on their Reliance Corporate Park campus in Navi Mumbai, India. This Hub will be used as a base for the program, which aims to deliver breakthrough thinking and rapid business impact.
Hub projects will bring together professionals from TM Forum member organizations on a dedicated basis to innovate, experiment, and build solutions to the industry’s foremost challenges at speed. Outputs will include hands-on implementation guidance, working code, and important feedback to improve industry standards. All Hub projects aim to positively impact the entire industry.
The first pilot projects will run until March 2024, following which new contributors and projects will be welcomed.
How can I get my company involved in the program?
After the pilot phase, member companies will be welcome to join an existing Innovation Hub project or propose a new one.
To be considered to join a project, member companies will need to bring distinct expertise, as well as meeting the minimum dedicated resource commitment set by the project.
During the Innovation Hub pilot phase (to March 2024), members can learn more through their TM Forum engagement manager and from early 2024 can begin to propose new projects.