Awards

Parallel Wireless is honored to be recognized by the industry for our innovation and hard work. Our constant drive to Reimagine the RAN has enabled us to be recognized with numerous award wins and nominations from a variety of reputable organizations.

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Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

Reimagined Rural Solution

First introduced as 4G only solution in 2014 for EE to provide wireless connectivity in rural UK communities, the now multi-mode 3G/4G solution is deployed globally: on land, in the air, and on water to connect the unconnected at much lower deployment cost and on accelerated timeline. Two years later, we have teamed up with Telefonica to provide digital services in remote areas in European and Latin American markets. Our deployment with Optus in Australia put Parallel Wireless rural solution on five continents.

Smart Cities

Making Smart City Deployments as Easy and Cost-Effective as Wi-Fi

Wireless connectivity amplifies every aspect of daily life, from improving transportation and public safety to enhancing business and personal communications. The Parallel Wireless solution introduces unique innovation and functionality that makes it ideally suited to Smart Cities. This solution can enable vehicle-to-infrastructure communications (including emergency vehicles and public transit), connecting cars to one another as well as to city organizations for enabling power efficiency, tracking inclement weather, bad traffic and road closures.

Everything Intelligent – In-Building Wireless (Small Cell, Wi-Fi, and LAN)

Parallel Wireless Land Mobile LTE (LMLTE) In-A-Box solution for Public Safety

Parallel Wireless Public Safety LTE in-a-box, a 3GPP-compliant LTE solution, is hardened for emergency services and tactical communications needs. It can be deployed in various tactical and multi-cast environments ranging from deployable in emergencies to ad hoc outdoor or indoor scenarios. It provides secure, real-time LTE communications consisting of voice, high throughput video, data, Push-to-Talks, MMS, and/or SMS for multiple users. Easy to install, this solution delivers: reliable instant coverage from urban to rural locations, local organizational control on-site, and network resilience with self-healing features.

3rd Place for Everything Industrial & Enterprise – Mobility Management Solutions

Enabling Smart Nation with M1 and Parallel Wireless In-vehicle HetNet Technology

Transportation and technology are important components of enabling 5G and Smart Cities. HetNet architecture with multiple frequency bands and radio access technologies delivers better spectrum utilization for better subscriber QoS. On-Bus HetNet technology developed through M1 Limited & Parallel Wireless partnership provides transit passengers in Singapore with seamless high-throughput connectivity on board of a moving bus (and potentially other public transit options such as trains); as envisioned for 5G, this allows the passengers to seamlessly stay connected with family, friends, colleagues, or to enjoy multimedia services on their devices. The service is well-received by passengers, the media, and other key stakeholders including Singapore’s Minister for Communications/Information Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim.

Most Notable Partnership between an operator and solutions provider for 5G trials and development

Smart Nation HetNet commercial trial with M1

Transportation & technology are important components of enabling 5G and Smart Cities. HetNet architecture with multiple frequency bands, radio access technologies delivers better spectrum utilization for better subscriber QoS. On-Bus HetNet technology developed through a partnership between M1 Limited and Parallel Wireless provides transit passengers in Singapore with seamless high-throughput connectivity on board Pof a moving vehicle (bus and train in the future), allowing the passengers, as envisioned for 5G, to seamlessly stay connected with their family, friends, colleagues, or to enjoy multimedia services on their devices.

Most Innovative LTE Application or Service

Parallel Wireless Public Safety LTE (Band 14) deployment at Super Bowl 50

With three weeks advance notice, Parallel Wireless deployed a public safety LTE (Band 14) network at Super Bowl 50 to demonstrate that public safety agencies can migrate to LTE to deliver resilient, ubiquitous coverage for voice and data in day-to-day operations and in emergencies – all at a much lower cost. This live Band 14 network (approved by FCC) demonstrated ease of deployment (two FBI technicians deployed it under 20 minutes) and maintenance and also every element required for public safety national broadband coverage including interoperability between agencies, flexible backhaul options, resilient mobile coverage, and communication from LMR to LTE.

Best Solution in Heterogeneous Network Deployment

Enterprise NFV Strategy

Parallel Wireless enterprise virtualized RAN (vRAN) solution is a 3GPP standards-based solution that enables the use of “white box” femtos or CAPs (Cellular Access Points) to provide cost-effective indoor coverage for secure quality voice/data in enterprise networks. The vRAN solution uses Parallel Wireless’ HetNet Gateway (HNG) that provides all the needed gateway functionalities on a single COTS platform and enables management of the enterprise RAN. With this vRAN solution, deployment is reduced from days to just a few hours, while eliminating the need for RF planning and extensive system integration as HNG makes enterprise vRAN self-configuring, self-optimizing, and self-healing.

WINNER Excellence in commercial deployment (Urban)

Smart Nation HetNet commercial trial with M1

This groundbreaking On-Bus HetNet Technology benefits public transit riders with seamless, high throughput wireless experience and provides real-time interactive Machine-to-Machine (M2M) capabilities over HetNets.

WINNER Excellence in commercial deployment (Rural & Remote)

Public Safety LTE deployment at Super Bowl 50

As coaches, teams, fans, and the media prepared for “The Big Game” in late January, public safety agencies in the San Francisco area also began their preparations for what is generally regarded as the biggest sporting event of the year. With 20 days until “The Big Game”, Barry Fraser of BAYRICS, joined by DHS and the Northern California Regional Information Center (NCRIC) asked Parallel Wireless to provide band 14 coverage for The Big Game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara as well as at the NFL Experience in downtown San Francisco.

Small cell access point and design technology

In-Vehicle CWS

Integrates backhaul and access in the same compact form factor and can be deployed in many different verticals from delivering resilient coverage to public safety/military, to supporting M2M capabilities for fleet management and enabling wireless coverage on public transit.

Small cell network element design technology

3G gateway functionality on our HetNet Gateway enabled by Radisys’ Femtotality software

Mobile operators are looking for new and affordable ways to address an increase in mobile data traffic over their multi-mode, multi-band networks and cannot justify investing in a single technology solution. Parallel Wireless Converged Wireless System (CWS) base station utilizes the Intel® Transcede™ T3150 dual-mode small cell system on chip (SoC). This reference design combines 3G, 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi and their functions into a single footprint, using common network connectivity, power, and backhaul. This greatly reduces additional capital expenditures and the need to acquire new small cell real estate, simplifies the backhaul infrastructure, and reduces overall power consumption.

Most Innovative Wireless Service (3G, 4G, Carrier Wi-Fi)

Parallel Wireless and M1 On-Bus HetNet Technology

Parallel Wireless and M1 have deployed On-Bus HetNet Technology for seamless connectivity on public buses in Singapore as part of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore’s initiative to make Singapore the world’s first “smart nation”. The service provides passengers in Singapore with seamless high-throughput connectivity on board of a moving vehicle, allowing them to stay connected with their family, friends, colleagues, or to enjoy multimedia services on their devices.

WINS Best Innovation combining intelligence with open networking

HetNet Gateway (HNG)

HNG is designed to combine the benefits of gateway VNFs with real-time SON and centralized scheduling in one intelligent solution to reduce complexity and costs of deploying multi-vendor, multi-technology HetNets. HNG is the industry’s first carrier-grade, NFV/SDN-based, 3GPP compliant RAN orchestrator that unifies any technology and any vendor RAN to present it as one common interface to the core. HNG logically sits between the RAN and core and abstracts the RAN on any COTS hardware while making RAN self-configuring, self-optimizing, and self-healing; this also enables HNG to reduce signaling/paging load on the core.

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

Smart and Flexible RAN: Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) from Saguna enhanced with License Assisted Backhaul (LAB) and Unlicensed Assist (ULA) backhaul from Parallel Wireless

Parallel Wireless, the pioneer in making cellular network deployments and maintenance as easy and cost-effective as enterprise Wi-Fi, and Saguna Networks, a Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) pioneer have teamed up on this reimagined content caching solution. The License Assisted Backhaul and Unlicensed Assist technologies on Parallel Wireless CWS have been proven as key enablers in delivering access to remote villages in the UK. They now allow mobile operators to complement the backhaul capacity of their existing macro infrastructure, add resilience with SDN-enabled mesh fabric, and accelerate delivery of mobile content with MEC running as a Virtualized Network Function (VNF) on Parallel Wireless HetNet Gateway (HNG) orchestrator.

Most Innovative LTE Application/Service

Parallel Wireless Public Safety (Band 14) LTE Network for MACC Base, NH

Parallel Wireless is deploying a band 14 public safety network in rural NH that will demonstrate interoperability and ease of deployment, as well as automation of configuration and maintenance. In addition to demonstrating interoperability, this trial network will also address the requirements of FirstNet to provide voice and data coverage from rural, to in-buildings, to in-vehicles.

Metrocell Backhaul

Parallel Wireless Flexible Backhaul

Backhaul is considered to be in the top three challenges in deploying RAN. With the traditional approach, bringing backhaul to a site takes a long time and requires a substantial upfront investment because in order to deliver the highest speed possible, Service Providers need very expensive backhaul fiber. Backhaul technology requirements should focus firstly on the flexibility of using different types of backhaul – whatever is available at the potential deployment site, secondly, be easily configurable for mass deployments of small cells, and thirdly, be resilient to any type of failures. These three requirements of backhaul flexibility, automation and resilience were taken into consideration when Parallel Wireless developed their backhaul solution.

Best Communication Solution

Parallel Wireless vRAN Solution

Telecom is really about helping people communicate, historically that has meant connecting one with another, but now can mean connecting many with many, or connecting people to machines. This award recognizes the companies that advanced the noble cause of improving telecommunications.

Wide Area Network (WAN) category

Enabling RAN Hyperconnectivity with HetNet Gateway

Our capability to orchestrate and manage RAN across multi-technologies (RAN hyperconnectivity enablement) on the HetNet Gateway, a next-generation RAN orchestrator, has been nominated as a finalist in the Wide Area Network Category. Serving up innovative, emerging mobile services, solutions and technology, CTIA E-Tech Awards distinguish the best in IoT, cloud, mobile payments, in-building and wide area networks.

WINNER Most Innovative Wireless Service

Parallel Wireless and EE Rural Network

The rural micro network solution from Parallel Wireless does not rely on any wired broadband, and can connect communities of around 100 homes with just three or four base stations. The first community to be connected through trials of the new micro network technology is the small village of Sebergham, in Cumbria. Sebergham has 129 dwellings and 347 residents, and sits in a deep valley.

Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy

HetNet Gateway (HNG)

Radio access-independent, the HNG solution supports multiple radio access technologies with virtualized gateway network functions (VNFs), as well as real-time multi-technology SON and multi-technology C-RAN. With the HNG, Parallel Wireless is committed to helping mobile operators solve today’s spectrum and radio resource challenges, while extending network investments and significantly reducing the cost to deploy or maintain unified HetNets. By utilizing virtualized DPDK fast path – with accelerator – the HNG solution offers plenty of capacity for high network performance.

Best Core Product

HetNet Gateway (HNG)

The various solutions employed by today’s operators require additional support for signaling and paging optimization. HetNet Gateway does not require additional support as it not only aggregates eNodeBs under its management (along with their corresponding S1 interfaces), but also offers optimized paging. As a result, MME does not have to reach to individual cells for paging and only has to send paging to HNG. HNG would internally employ different techniques to determine the equivalent subset of cell(s) the UE should be paged with. With these advantages, a Service Provider can choose to build larger tracking areas without incurring signaling overload.

Most Innovative LTE Service

Rural Micro Network Technology

In the past, the main barrier to offering mobile coverage in remote areas of the UK has been the cost of building large radio towers and laying fiber/cables across the countryside. This new micro network first connects a small station (CWS nodes from Parallel Wireless) via mesh to a nearby macro tower (about 6km), and then extends the coverage and capacity of the tower to the nodes in the valley via backhaul mesh capabilities. Each node in the valley provides access to the community and backhaul connection to neighboring nodes. HetNet Gateway helps with the node configuration, optimization, traffic mitigation, and enables additional level of resilience and improves the economics of connecting hard-to-reach areas via cost-effective mesh.

WINNER Excellence in commercial deployment (Rural & Remote)

Parallel Wireless and EE Rural Network

EE and Parallel Wireless have joined forces to deliver award-winning innovation by connecting the previously unconnected in the UK. 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.

Small cell access point and design technology

Converged Wireless System (CWS)

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.

Small cell backhaul design technology

Converged Wireless System enabled by HetNet Gateway

CWS’ have multiple backhaul options including mesh enabled by HetNet Gateway (HNG). 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.

Best Technical Platform based on Network Intelligence for SDN/NFV

HetNet Gateway

HetNet Gateway from Parallel Wireless is the industry’s first 100% 3GPP-compliant, carrier-grade, high-performance NFV- and SDN-based RAN orchestrator that unleashes a dramatic cost advantage while enabling operators to both scale and grow their multi-vendor multi-technology (3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi) networks. HNG virtualizes the RAN interfaces for real-time network management while abstracting RAN changes from the core network and the core network itself from the RAN.

Best Mobile Breakthrough Technology

Parallel Wireless & EE Rural Network

EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator, and Parallel Wireless, the provider of world-first rural micro network solution, together are committed to reimagining the economics of rural cellular coverage and bringing reliable mobile Internet to underserved communities.

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