Industry Recognition


The Parallel Wireless team has experience building every component of the cellular network through its evolution from 2G, 3G to 4G. For the past five years, our team has been reimagining the network to address the challenges presented by HetNets and the evolution to 5G.

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This year’s award applications show that all the leading players are increasingly recognizing the crucial combination of openness and intelligence to make tomorrow’s networks successful.

NI Alliance, IOPN Awards

The most interesting new entrant in the wireless base-station market is a New Hampshire startup with a penchant for thinking differently.

Ken Rehbehn, 451 Research

The company appeared in Cisco’s exhibit of solutions from a variety of ecosystem vendors at [APCO 2015]. By including Parallel Wireless, which brings a proven platform for outdoor or vehicle-mounted deployment to the Cisco story, it highlighted the benefits of IP-based multivendor interoperability.

Ken Rehbehn, 451 Research

The [Small Cell Forum Awards] shortlist contains both small and large vendors, but is tipped in favor of the small guys–suggesting where innovation is taking place.

Peter Jarich, Current Analysis

This is in fact an early example of a virtualized small cell system, since the orchestration of the access points is run in software on the controller, which supports the NFV standard.

Rethink Wireless

The technology avoids two costs which usually make rural mobile coverage economically inviable. There is no need to install a full-scale cell tower just to serve a small number of people within its range. And there is no need to run underground cables to provide backhaul.

Rethink Wireless

Parallel all-in solution pushes a few topical buttons – including NFV in the RAN and SDN for backhaul.

The Mobile Network

EE [and Parallel Wireless have] devised a solution that will improve voice and broadband service in remote villages without breaking the bank.

Light Reading

One of the many visions for the 5G future is HetNets. EE [and Parallel Wireless are] now rolling out HetNets.

The Register

This world-first technology will demonstrate significant advancements to bring coverage to more of the UK.

The Telegraph

Being connected to good, reliable mobile coverage can make a significant difference to everyday life.

The lack of a need for large masts and underground cables “changes the economics of mobile coverage.”


The added benefit of the micro-network is that it also extends the reach of mobile data.

BBC News

This new technology enables voice and data coverage for small communities, at a lower cost of deployment.

Telecom TV

Parallel Wireless’s [HNG] and CWS work together to reimagine LTE RAN architectures that make possible the deployment of a fully-functioning LTE and 3G network in hours.


EE seems very enthused by the company. A spokesperson said, “It is not often you see an operator so supportive of one vendor. The technology is great.”

The Mobile Network

The technology has the potential to change the economics of mobile coverage by removing the need to install large masts and fixed broadband or cabling in out-of-the-way locations.

Mobile World Live

With increasing pressure on operators from consumers, businesses and the government to provide better connectivity in badly connected areas, this technology has promise.

If EE was being its normal hype-filled self, it would call its latest mobile trial in Cumbria 5G. Its restraint is admirable… and the technology even more so.

The Register

EE launched a program of rural small cells throughout UK, reaching 1,500 communities over 3 years. This compares favorably with Vodafone’s long touted Community Small Cell project to cover just 100 villages. It also introduces a new Small Cell vendor, Parallel Wireless – a major achievement for such a young company.


This is a great technology story. I’m a huge fan of mesh networks and this is just stunning to see, could be my technology story of the year.


This new technology was discussed at our meeting, and I am sending EE my survey analysis showing areas of weak or no mobile coverage to seek prioritization during the rollout. I have also argued for Shropshire to be the next pilot area, after Cumbria.

South Shropshire MP, Philip Dunne

The innovative designs integrate 3G, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, real-time network orchestration and resource optimization so that mobile operators can cost-effectively deploy multi-technology HetNets.

IHS Electronics 360

…its software-based approach with the CWS base station will prove useful in coming years as operators on a global scale look to software as a means of quickly and easily updating network capabilities

Nicole Blanchard, Fierce Wireless Tech

…by combining these systems into one device, not only will mobile operators save money and time on installation, they will also eliminate the need to acquire more small cell solutions.

Nicole Blanchard, Fierce Wireless Tech

…the virtualized RAN solution will assist operators to lower deployment and management costs of multi-technology networks. This solution will be significantly accelerating the design, trial and deployment of SDN- and NFV-based architectures.

Telecom Lead

Parallel Wireless is continuing its mission to make mobile network deployments easy with the launch of its new HetNet Gateway (HNG). HNG will function as a complete manager of wireless networks.

Casey Houser, Telecom Signaling Resource Center

It can handle 3G and 4G mobile as well as Wi-Fi, and tries to make management simple by organizing all wireless spectrum and radio area networks (RANs) into a single, configurable package.

Casey Houser, Telecom Signaling Resource Center

The new term of HetNet gateway effectively combines both cellular and Wi-Fi into one box, bridging and consolidating the best of both…Parallel Wireless have developed a gateway that handles not just 3G and LTE but also fully integrates Wi-Fi as well.

David Chambers, ThinkSmallCell

This can scale to handle all of the RAN traffic, both small and macro cell…This means there is now a single point of real-time control across all wireless access technologies.

David Chambers, ThinkSmallCell

It’s an ambitious and radical approach, making use of the latest software architecture techniques to scale efficiently and cost effectively.

David Chambers, ThinkSmallCell

…Parallel aims to go beyond current centralized SON offerings and create a fully unified set of intelligent capabilities – a sort of “SON of SONs” for a complex multilayer network of the future.

Caroline Gabriel, ReThink Wireless

…by virtualising both C-RAN and SON on the same platform, HNG creates a coordinated system that provides centralised and elastic scheduling over standard X2.

The Mobile Network

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