It’s been a great year for awards at Parallel Wireless as we are nominated for three more awards by Small Cell Forum, an industry organization created to drive adoption of small cell technology! Our Converged Wireless System eNodeB became a finalist in the best “Small cell access point and design technology” category. Converged Wireless System integrated flexible backhaul capabilities including mesh enabled by HetNet Gateway have been nominated for best “Small cell backhaul design and technology”, while our rural deployment with EE has WON the award for “Excellence in commercial deployment (Rural & Remote)”. This is the second award won by Parallel Wireless & EE this year! The team here at Parallel Wireless is both honored and excited to receive such recognition and be in the esteemed company of the mobile innovators, pioneers and leaders that have been game-changers in transforming the way that the world communicates over the last two decades.

Small Cell Forum has posted an article that describes the awards and the finalists for each category here if you wish to learn more.

WINNER Excellence in commercial deployment (Rural & remote)

EE and Parallel Wireless have joined forces to deliver award-winning innovation by connecting the previously unconnected in the UK. WINNER of two industry awards, this 4G wireless broadband service utilizes Parallel Wireless micro network technology to enable EE to deliver reliable 4G LTE coverage across the UK. It uses virtualization principles to deliver consistent, superior LTE performance while changing the economics of cellular rollouts. The Small Cell Forum Awards judging panel had this to say about our technology:

Small Cells have an important role to play in extending mobile service to more remote and rural areas, a topic addressed thoroughly in the Forum’s recent Release 5 documentation. Entries for this category addressed a diverse range of use cases, but the judges felt that the innovative approach taken by Parallel Wireless deserved greatest recognition. Although new to market, the system is already successfully commercially deployed within a Tier 1 network. We feel confident that this micro-network technology with mesh capabilities can help to deliver coverage to rural areas worldwide by making deployments easy and affordable to install and maintain.

Read the Small Cell Forum case study on this award-winning rural deployment here.

This rural network deployment is also the winner of Leading Lights “Most Innovative Wireless Service” 2015.

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Small cell access point and design technology

Our outdoor Converged Wireless System (CWS-110) base station supports LTE, LTE advanced, and Wi-Fi. CWS hardware is designed from cost-effective components to deliver maximum coverage, scalability and flexibility to build faster, smarter, and more reliable networks.

CWS nodes are capable of creating a strong wireless signal over large outdoors areas or deep in-buildings to provide super-fast mobile broadband to end-users wherever they may be. CWS features third generation mesh technology enabled by HetNet Gateway. As a result, only a few nodes will require fixed backhaul, which in turn reduces site acquisition and build out times and costs.

The CWS nodes are self-configured and self-managed via real-time dynamic SON on the HetNet Gateway and can be deployed without any specialized staff in under an hour as the process doesn’t require any planning applications. CWS supports plug-and-play deployment via HNG over standard backhaul, eliminating the need for proprietary networks or expensive optical links.

HetNet Gateway-enabled orchestration provides hands-free maintenance of CWS hardware post-installation. SON will also help with traffic mitigation and network optimization based on traffic load on each node and network conditions.

The flexibility of CWS hardware family helps to build or extend networks with one product family, no matter what the requirements may be, delivering real-time experiences in an on-demand world.

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Small cell backhaul design technology

CWS’ have multiple backhaul options including mesh enabled by HetNet Gateway. Backhaul is considered to be one of the top three challenges faced by small cell deployments from cost perspective and the time that fixed backhaul might take to install.

HNG manages mesh between CWS units that enables them to connect to each other and the packet core without the need for expensive fiber. The nodes can also daisy chain the network even further to bring low cost wireless broadband to remote areas without any additional expenses.

All backhaul transport options employ advanced authentication and security features. This flexible backhaul technology is the ideal technology for maximizing the value of existing infrastructure for operators worldwide. Backhaul capabilities enabled by Parallel Wireless provide a flexible, scalable, optimized, and resilient backhaul solution that helps bring reliable coverage cost-effectively and on an accelerated timeline.

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