Parallel Wireless announced the expansion of its ecosystem of virtualization RAN (VRAN) for the enterprise market with the aim of reducing cost, complexity and installation times. Specifically, the company announced collaboration with Arcadyan on 3G / 4G multi-mode and multi-technology nodes – which will reduce costs – and a new HetNet Gateway (HNG) that reduces the initial Capex by 90 percent by virtualizing 3G gateway functionalities / 4G / Wi-Fi and provide SON in real time. In addition, the HNG allows to configure and optimize the small cells, reducing the installation times of days to only a few hours.
Optus has boosted its investment in regional mobile coverage, with the installation of nine satellite small cells provided by Parallel Wireless along almost 2,000km of highway across Western Australia. The carrier said the small cell unites – to be rolled out on the Highway 1 route between Geraldton and Broome – offered the potential for an inexpensive and flexible alternative to traditional mobile towers.
There’s little doubt that the system can operate effectively since its based on standard LTE that is known to provide good high speed wireless data. Some of the more specific First Responder voice features may take a little development, but are evolving as part of the LTE global standard. Successful public demonstrations include those from Parallel Wireless at major events such as the SuperBowl, Republican National Convention and New York Marathon. These have handled high traffic throughput, interoperability with existing systems and very short timescales for deployment.
Regardless of who wins the nationwide contract for FirstNet, Parallel Wireless aims to be part of the solutions that ultimately get deployed – and after a string of demonstrations with Band 14, it’s a good bet that its contributions will be serving the public safety community in the years to come.
This year’s Small Cells Americas Conference focused around talks on “5G,” in-building infrastructure and the “internet of things.” If there is one concept that filled the expo hall and session rooms as much as any other, it was network densification.
Parallel Wireless and its’ ecosystem partners installed a FirstNet compatible Band 14 public safety LTE demonstration network covering Central Park for the 2016 TCS New York Marathon was took place on 6 November.
Parallel Wireless and its’ ecosystem partners (DC Rentals, Sierra Wireless, Sonim) installed a FirstNet compatible Band 14 demonstration network covering Central Park for the 2016 TCS New York Marathon. During yesterday’s Marathon of New York, the network provided first responders with interoperable wireless broadband services including voice, video and live video from security cameras.
Parallel Wireless and its partners established a 700 MHz band 14 Long Term Evolution (LTE) demonstration network covering Central Park for the 2016 TCS New York Marathon. The network consisted of Parallel Wireless nodes configured and optimized by a Parallel Wireless gateway. Race officials were able to communicate by voice and send data and monitor video on ruggedized Sonim Technologies devices.
The benefits of 4G LTE public safety network include ease of deployment, interoperability between agencies, and the ability to offer HD full-motion video on demand. In February 2016, Parallel Wireless (a provider of heterogeneous networks) and its partners installed an LTE network for public safety to be used during the Super Bowl.
Moving up the ladder in the comms industry may require a few uncomfortable conversations with your managers and co-workers, but the first uncomfortable conversation you must have is with yourself. This philosophy has helped get Eugina Jordan, now the director of marketing for Parallel Wireless Inc. , to where she is today. Jordan started working as a receptionist in the industry 16 years ago, and she never stopped working hard or learning to get ahead.
In mid-July, Parallel Wireless announced a collaboration with Telefonica Research and Development (R & D) for testing their virtualized RAN (VRAN) solution for the provision of digital services in some markets in Europe and Latin America, both in rural and urban areas. Following this announcement, TeleSemana.com spoke with the CEO of Parallel Wireless, Steve Papa, to expand on its vRAN solution and benefits for operators using the new virtualized network architecture.
The technology marketplace is in a period of great change. At this critical juncture for the industry, ABI Research has updated its Hot Tech Innovators report that outlines those companies that look set to be at the forefront of this next wave of innovation. This list includes Parallel Wireless, BlueSmart, and PTC.
The agreement with Parallel Wireless will allow Telefonica to trial their virtualization RAN (VRAN) to provide digital services in dense urban areas and in the more rural and remote sites, both European and Latin American markets.
US mobile network equipment company Parallel Wireless announced that Telefonica I+D, the research arm of the Spanish operator, has selected its virtualised RAN (vRAN) solution for trials aimed at providing digital services in dense urban and remote areas in European and Latin American markets. The virtualised technology will enable low cost coverage and allow efficient spectrum management, said Parallel Wireless, adding that Telefonica chose it as a tech partner for the trials due to the ease of install, backhaul flexibility and real-time network orchestration features of its product.
This new partnership will advance Telefonica’s ongoing innovation, including both rural and urban HetNets. Parallel Wireless will enable low cost coverage allowing efficient spectrum management. These services will leverage the unique capabilities of Parallel Wireless vRAN with ease of install, backhaul flexibility including resilient wireless mesh and real-time network orchestration.
Parallel Wireless vRAN will enable low cost coverage solutions to be implemented in rural and dense urban areas, allowing efficient spectrum management with simple installation and backhaul flexibility.
Parallel Wireless, Inc., the pioneer in making cellular network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi today announced a collaboration with Telefonica I+D, an innovation unit of one of the largest telecommunications providers globally. The agreement will allow for trials of Parallel Wireless virtualized RAN (vRAN) solution to provide digital services in dense urban and remote areas in European and Latin American markets.
Parallel Wireless, a cellular network deployment business, has announced a collaboration with Telefonica I+D – Telefonica’s innovation unit – that includes an agreement to trial Parallel Wireless’ virtualised RAN (vRAN) solution to provide digital services in dense urban and remote areas in European markets.
Telecom network operator Telefonica has selected Parallel Wireless vRAN solution for trials to cost-effectively enable digital services in dense urban and remote areas in European and Latin American markets. Telefonica has evaluated vRAN solution from Nokia, Huawei and Ericsson before finalizing Parallel Wireless as the technology vendor for trials.
Parallel Wireless anuncio una colaboracion con el area de Investigacion y Desarrollo (I+D) de Telefonica para realizar pruebas de la solucion de acceso de radio virtualizado (vRAN) para la provision de servicios digitales en algunos mercados de Europa y Latinoamerica. El acuerdo abarcaro las redes HetNets de Telefonica tanto en areas rurales como urbanas.
Parallel Wireless said the state of Ohio asked the company to deploy a 700 MHz band 14 LTE network covering the “expressive zones” – also known as protest areas – for the convention. The company deployed an eNodeB about 600 meters south of the convention center, said Steve Kropper, Parallel Wireless vice president of U.S. business development.
Network equipment incumbents like Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and ZTE have been shrinking down their gear, but there are also companies like Parallel Wireless focused on leveraging IT efficiencies in the name of CapEx and OpEx efficiency.
Parallel Wireless executives said the state of Ohio asked the company to deploy a 700 MHz band 14 LTE network covering the “expressive zones” – also known as protest areas – for the convention. The company deployed an eNodeB about 600 meters south of the convention center, said Steve Kropper, Parallel Wireless vice president of U.S. business development.
There are several 3G only small cell products, and quite a few LTE only ones. But today’s market requirement in many regions for small cells is for multi-mode 3G/LTE. Here we describe how Parallel Wireless approached the task of expanding the scope of their solution to match that requirement, shortening development timescale, cost and risk by building it using mature 3rd party software.
Recent history clearly illustrates the importance and effectiveness of this technology. Sonim, Mutualink, Parallel Wireless, Verizon and numerous other vendors partnered to help local public safety agencies provide Band 14 coverage for the Rose Parade on January 1, 2016, in Pasadena and at Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, in San Francisco. Both of those events involved huge crowds of people (all using personal cell phones constantly), in atmospheres of heightened international security and massive media attention.
Parallel Wireless installed a 700 MHz band 14 Long Term Evolution (LTE) eNodeB at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2016 Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational June 15 – 19. The network covered the Indy track with two nodes meshing with each other and connecting to the Harris County, Texas, evolved packet core (EPC).
Nokia is the latest in a series of companies which have pushed small cell technology to new limits in sectors where temporary, emergency or very remote access is required. Parallel Wireless and virtual EPC provider Quortus both have commercial deployments in these areas too.
There’s a lot happening with the radio access network at the moment, with an increasing interest in the C-RAN and virtualisation. But how does all this fit with the evolution of LTE and how might it play in the development and likely needs of 5G? But developments in small cells and the RAN are not just being confined to dense urban environments, they are also relevant to rural areas. Parallel Wireless has been working in the UK to evaluate such use cases, to help operators create business cases for investing in small cells.
Steve Kropper of Parallel Wireless presents their public safety LTE solution to an audience at FirstNet Colorado’s XPSLTE event in May 2016.
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Parallel Wireless announced that its HetNet solution has been selected by M1 Limited in Singapore to support its WiFi-On-The-Go service as a part of a HetNet trial.
In this video, Parallel Wireless Founder/VP of Development Kaitki Agarwal talks to Light Reading about how the company’s virtualized HetNet solution the reduces cost and complexity of multi-technology multivendor wireless networks.
Small Cells aren’t dominated by the same three large RAN vendors- the mix introduces several new players with plenty more startups seeking to enter the market… Relative newcomers including Airspan, ip.access, Parallel Wireless, Spidercloud and many others have already become widely adopted. Many more newer entrants are positioning to capture market share.
In an office park overlooking a lake in Southern New Hampshire, Rajesh Mishra is working to change how cell networks are created. Rajesh and his company, Parallel Wireless, along with a dozen or so other nearby startups in Southern New Hampshire, are taking on a variety of challenges that face tech infrastructure that most people are not aware of, but impact our daily lives.
Kaitki Agarwal is the co-founder and vice president of development for cloud radio access network (RAN) provider Parallel Wireless Inc. She co-founded the company in 2012 after more than 20 years of leading and managing worldwide teams that reimagined the packet core, but her interest in product development actually began when she was a little girl growing up in Northern India.
M1 & Parallel Wireless’ WiFi On-The-Go HetNet; The service provides passengers with seamless high-throughput WiFi on buses in Singapore. The selling point compared to many public transit WiFi systems is a handoff between the cellular network to the 802.11 system on the bus, without the need for complex logins.
This is effectively a WiFi version of the well-established cellular solution to temporary connectivity requirements, the cell on wheels (CoW). Some small cell vendors are proclaiming the end of the CoW with systems, such as Parallel Wireless’ virtualized local RAN, which can be deployed very rapidly and without truck rolls.
Parallel Wireless displayed their growing range of small cell products. Their technology design is incredibly power efficient, radically reducing the size of their 5W+5W unit including heatsink to probably the smallest, lightest and lowest power in the industry. Software configurable, these can be used for 3G or 4G. CTO Rajesh Mishra told me he saw no reason they couldn’t support other technologies in the future too, such as NB-IoT (Narrow Band LTE for Internet of Things).
With so much talk of centralised deployments and C-RAN, Parallel Wireless, which won two awards at the SCF Awards, was expounding the benefit of a different architecture. If fronthaul latency and capacity are such an issue, then why not ride Moore’s Law and keep baseband capacity at the cell itself, it asks. This is what it is doing, and hopes to keep doing, allying low power small cells with its Het Net Gateway that acts as a host for virtualised network gateway and SON functions.
Parallel Wireless has had an attention-grabbing first half of 2016 with a double win at the Small Cell Forum Awards this week. That these two awards were both for commercial deployment is an indicator that the company is now having success in the field in live, operator deployments.
Just three years after its launch, US company Parallel Wireless scooped two awards both for excellence in small cell deployment.
For a company that only sprang to life less than four years ago, New Hampshire-based startup Parallel Wireless has been blazing a trail across the small cell industry.
Independent companies took centre stage in London last night (Weds) at the Small Cell Forum’s annual awards ceremony. Just three years after its launch, US company Parallel Wireless scooped two awards both for excellence in small cell deployment; while long-standing UK independent company, Cambourne-based ip.access picked up one company and two individual awards.
SMRT, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), and M1 are joining forces to bring Singapore’s first WiFi-On-The-Go service [enabled by Parallel Wireless’ technology] on selected SMRT Service 176 buses as part of the Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) Trials, and you could very well be part of it.
Each connected bus is linked to M1’s 4G+ network through an intelligent in-vehicle unit [from Parallel Wireless] designed to increase the bandwidth available to the on-board wireless network. Commuters on the buses, a trunk route service linking Bukit Merah Interchange and Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park, can go online by connecting to the “Wireless@SG” network on their smart devices.
This “WiFi-On-The-Go” service was part of ongoing Heterogeneous Network trials, and held in collaboration with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.
This is part of the local Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) – solution developed by US-based telecommunication service Parallel Wireless – trials which aims “to validate advanced telecommunication technologies, and a network’s capabilities in providing pervasive and seamless connectivity in a real-life setting,” according to an official press release.
At M1’s data centre, Parallel Wireless has installed their HetNet Gateway to handle all the traffic. Wi-Fi for non-M1 users is routed directly to the Internet while M1 subscriber data is groomed and forwarded into their core network, enabling seamless handover between Voice over Wi-Fi onboard and VoLTE outside. The gateway also centralises management and operational control of the on-board units.
The buses are linked to M1’s 4G+ network through [Parallel Wireless’] in-vehicle unit that boosts the bandwidth available to the on-board wireless network. If the trial is successful, the service may be expanded to the entire SMRT fleet of buses in future, said SMRT Buses’ Vice-President Tan Kian Heong.
It’s no secret that Singapore is striving towards becoming a “Smart Nation”. And a crucial piece to fulfilling that goal is to have a way to connect “everyone and everything everywhere, all the time”. Our current communications infrastructure is clearly not pervasive and robust enough for that to happen yet, which is why the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) is currently working to build a Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) and conducting trials with the participation of local telcos and ISPs.
Commuters in Singapore can soon experience seamless connectivity on their bus trips as telecommunications giant M1 announces its WiFi-On-The-Go service on selected SMRT service 176 buses.
This is part of the local Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) – a solution developed by US-based telecommunication service Parallel Wireless – trials which aims “to validate advanced telecommunication technologies, and a network’s capabilities in providing pervasive and seamless connectivity in a real-life setting,” an official press release stated.
M1, a telecom network operator in Singapore, has selected Parallel Wireless to support its WiFi-On-The-Go service as a part of the HetNet trials.
Whether we’re talking about the core (Affirmed, Benu, Core Network Dynamics), RAN (Altiostar, ASOCS, Dali Dali, Kumu, Phluido, SpiderCloud), or some combo of both (Luminate, Parallel Wireless), it’s not hard to name firms betting on technology and innovation vs. scale.
Parallel Wireless worlds-first on-Bus NFV-enabled HetNet technology, successfully trialed as a part of the HetNet trial in Singapore, changes the economics of pervasive mobile coverage with real-time HetNet orchestration, traffic prioritization made possible by HetNet Gateway (HNG).
Steve Kropper of Parallel Wireless discusses the company’s Band 14 infrastructure capabilities, which have been used to support LTE public safety networks at the Super Bowl and other events. This clip was recorded at IWCE 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On the IWCE show floor, Parallel Wireless and Mutualink ran a Band 14 network and demonstrated interactions among a desktop communications set up, land mobile radio and an LTE handset. One of the ENodeBs on display was used at the Super Bowl in San Francisco. Watch a demo of the system here, as well as an interview with Steve Kropper of Parallel Wireless.
Joe Boucher of Mutualink and Steve Kropper of Parallel Wireless explain how their companies (along with rugged handset maker Sonim Technologies) quickly deployed a Band 14 LTE network to support first responders assigned to securing an activities area in conjunction with Super Bowl 50.
Mission and business critical organizations worldwide are increasingly adopting and using secure broadband networks, supporting open standards and multivendor technologies, and using new public safety applications, while adopting new policies for bring your own device (BYOD) using Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones and tablets for their personnel. Now they are bringing their own coverage (BYOC).
Parallel Wireless combine not just 3G and LTE but also a Carrier Wi-Fi gateway in their HetNet Gateway. This enables seamless handover to/from Wi-Fi, multi-technology SON. A virtualised architecture is used to ensure the solution is highly scalable. They are very open to interworking and supporting small cell products from other vendors.
Parallel Wireless announced an easy-to-deploy 700 MHz band 14 public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network kit that can deploy in minutes and is compliant with Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards. The kit supports both mission-critical voice and data and is self configuring and self optimizing, company officials said. The kit includes components from Parallel, Sonim Technologies, Athonet, Mutualink and BEC Technologies.
Cisco is partnering with Parallel Wireless on a deploy-it-yourself kit to help mission-critical public safety agencies deploy Band 14 tactical operations.
Parallel Wireless and Ecosystem Partners Announce General Availability of FirstNet-Ready Band 14-in-a-Box.
TMN meets with Rajesh Mishra, Co-Founder, President, and CTO of Parallel Wireless, at MWC 2016 to discuss how the company’s vRAN solution is changing the economics of small cell deployments for rural, enterprise, and public safety markets.
Parallel Wireless introduced an enterprise “white box” small cell solution that they hope will make LTE as easy to deploy as WiFi, partly by bringing down the equipment cost to the <$500 range. Similarly, numbers were thrown around by other players suggesting target prices in the <$100 range for 3.5 GHz and 5 GHz LTE APs.
Parallel Wireless was showing off their indoor product range, while also beefing up their outdoor units. They’ve expanded into 3G, 4G and Carrier Wi-Fi, making rapid progress with the scope of their solution. Their CTO, Rajesh Mishra, explained their expansion into indoor product while Steve Papa actively showed off their latest products from his carry on luggage.
The foundation of 5G, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) and self-optimizing networks, can be found more and more in the technology being developed today. One example is the 3GPP-compliant end-to-end Enterprise Virtualized RAN (vRAN) solution, recently introduced by Parallel Wireless.
FirstNet’s LTE network for public safety is getting some early use at major sporting events, with small-scale temporary deployments that are giving first responders a taste of what it’s like to have their own cellular network amid heavy traffic on commercial carriers.
This has echoes of other Cloud-RAN approaches to rural coverage, such as Parallel Wireless’, in which clusters of low cost cells are centrally managed and, eventually, fully virtualised.
Thanks to a Special Temporary Authorization (STA) from the FCC and support from FirstNet, HetNet provider Parallel Wireless and its partners set up an LTE network for public safety to use during yesterday’s Super Bowl. And it was all arranged with only about 20 days notice.
Parallel Wireless deployed a live public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network for Super Bowl City, an area in San Francisco hosting exhibits, concerts and public entertainment. First responders in the area will use the network, and Parallel Wireless is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications (BayRICS) authority and the city of San Francisco.
Best known for their outdoor rural small cell solution, Parallel Wireless announced their plans for a radical shakeup of In-Building wireless. We spoke with their CTO, Rajesh Mishra, to understand both commercial and technical aspects.
US start up Parallel Wireless is pushing ahead in Cellular RAN, with the announcement of its reference design Cellular Access Point femtocell built on an Intel chipset, as well as an upgraded HetNet Gateway Orchestrator.
Parallel Wireless recently made an industry first with the announcement of a 3GPP-compliant, end-to-end enterprise virtualized RAN (vRAN) solution, the first such solution to be based on Cellular Access Point (CAP)/enterprise femto reference designs from Intel.
A couple of vendors are using software-defined networking (SDN) to improve indoor cellular coverage. Parallel Wireless is offering its HetNet Gateway software within white-box small cells based on Intel chipsets to boost 3G, 4G/LTE, and Wi-Fi within office buildings.
Parallel Wireless claims its “white-box” enterprise femtos are much less expensive than
competing gear, potentially altering some economic hurdles to enterprise small-cell
Parallel Wireless said it has developed the industry’s first scalable, low-cost, enterprise vRAN solution enabled by Intel technologies.
Parallel Wireless takes wraps off reference femtocell and function-packed gateway product with aim of realigning costs of enterprise wireless.
Parallel Wireless released a 3GPP-compliant reference design addressing 3G, 4G/LTE, and Wi-Fi. It’s integrating these wireless technologies with one another and with real-time orchestration.
Parallel Wireless reference designs are a welcome demonstration of some of the promises of vRAN, though the distributed nature of the solution represents a departure from the notion of vRAN as a centralization of network functions and underscores vRAN’s relevance to small cells in particular.
A Parallel Wireless vehicular repeater was on the Coast Guard boat that rescued the stranded vessel. It was the first time that a gateway between a FEMA network and civilian first responder network was used. The Mutualink interoperability platform helped connect the networks through a FEMA kit with back-to-back Mutualink servers.
Parallel Wireless announced a timing and sync solution that far exceeds the frequency and phase tolerances required for LTE-A. Their rural small cells now support both 3G and 4G.
Parallel Wireless’ public safety band 14 network nominated for Most Innovative LTE Application/Service. 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.
Public safety mobile broadband was a big part of the APCO 2015 conference. Leadership changes at FirstNet set the stage for the agency’s next chapter of a national network deployment. But Parallel Wireless showed what is possible today.
Intel is developing software-based network technologies with startup Parallel Wireless. At the Mobile World Congress in March, Intel showcased next-generation Wi-Fi and other technologies.
Parallel Wireless, Inc. has unveiled commercially ready 3GPP-compliant end-to-end virtualized RAN reference designs based on collaboration with Intel. 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.
Parallel Wireless, Inc., a cellular network deployment company, has announced High-Precision Carrier Synchronization Technology (HPCST). HPCST delivers more accurate synchronization (50+ times less time and frequency error) in virtualized HetNets and helps mobile operators with better spectrum utilization. This improves the overall quality of subscriber experience indoors and outdoors and paves the way to faster and denser 5G networks.
Breakthrough Technology with Superior Time and Frequency Synchronization Accuracy Allows Mobile Operators to Deploy Indoor and Outdoor Cellular as Easy and as Cost-effective as Wi-Fi
Parallel Wireless has announced that its base stations are now commercially available as reference designs on an Intel System-on-Chip (SoC). The release aligns the radio element of Parallel Wireless’ system with its gateway controller node, which runs Virtualised Network Functions (VNFs) on Intel-based servers.
Parallel Wireless, which aims to make cellular network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as enterprise Wi-Fi, today announced commercially-ready 3GPP-compliant end-to-end virtualised radio area network (vRAN) reference designs that use Intel technology.
Parallel Wireless announced the launch of virtualized RAN (vRAN) reference designs – on Intel technology – that can integrate 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi with real-time network orchestration and ensure resource optimization.
Software-based cellular network deployment company Parallel Wireless announced that it’s partnering with Intel to release end-to-end virtualized RAN reference designs. The technology is 3GPP-compliant and available for commercial deployment.
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. 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.
There are commonly thought to be three different ways to densify wireless traffic capacity. Perhaps now there is a fourth, which involves orchestrating much better use of the complex variety of spectrum bands, modes and layers. SON vendors would lay first claim to this aspect and promise substantial improvements. Several small cell solution vendors offer gateways and controllers to co-ordinate and manage each radio access technology. The new term of HetNet gateway effectively combines both cellular and Wi-Fi into one box, bridging and consolidating the best of both.
While comprehensive Cloud-RAN deployments like the one envisaged by China Mobile are on a very distant horizon for most operators, there are increasing moves to use virtualization in at least some areas of the RAN, in order to increase efficiency and enable truly heterogeneous networks (HetNets).
RAN innovator Parallel Wireless offers a new way to build radio access networks, with meshed small cells operating under a controller node that also handles backhaul, has introduced an updated controller node that it is calling the HetNet Gateway (HNG).
Business transformation programs can be helped by network flexibility — that’s what Parallel Wireless Inc. is pitching. “Our business is making deploying cellular as easy as WiFi,” founder Steve Papa told Light Reading Wednesday.
Parallel Wireless, Inc., a pioneer in making cellular network deployments and maintenance has partnered with PeerApp and Saguna Networks to enhance PeerApp’s Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) solution. Parallel Wireless will use its software-defined, multi-mode, multi-band Converged Wireless System (CWS) base station and HetNet Gateway (HNG) orchestrator to enhance the backhaul capacity of MEC solution architecture.
While much less flashy than the next iPhone, a number of announcements from the day before CTIA’s annual trade show kicked off spoke to its continuing value as a an innovation and technology showcase: Aviat’s new all-outdoor router; Commscope’s acquisition of Airvana; and Parallel Wireless’ mobile edge computing work with Saguna and PeerApp.
Parallel Wireless, Inc., facilitator of cellular network deployments and maintenance, has announced a partnership to enhance the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) solution provided by PeerApp, a Mobile-Edge based content delivery acceleration and optimization, helping wireless carriers speed the benefits of Mobile Edge Computing and Saguna Networks, a mobile edge computing pioneer.
The same logic that resulted in the creation of cloud-based data centers can be applied to cellular backhaul networks, according to the startup Parallel Wireless. “Imagine you have three nodes talking to each other over wireless backhaul. If you pool resources, and if one [node] goes down, you can still leverage the other two,” Parallel Chief Technology Officer Rajesh Mishra says.
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.
Recently [TelecomTalk] wrote about how signal boosters and small cells could eliminate telecom connectivity issues in India. The small cells deployed by British Carrier EE mentioned in the article were made by Parallel Wireless. Today we bring to you an exclusive interview with Rajesh Mishra, the co-founder of Parallel Wireless.
What if deploying a cellular network was as easy as deploying a Wi-Fi network? And at a fifth of the cost of traditional cellular buildouts? That’s exactly the goal of Parallel Wireless.
Parallel Wireless HetNet Gateway uses SDN to solve scalability issues faced by network deployments and is nominated alongside several reputable industry leaders for Leading Lights “Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy”.
Parallel Wireless discusses challenges that FirstNet faces in defining who qualifies as a “public safety” entity at the federal and state levels.
Speaking to CNBC at the Founders Forum Smart Nation Singapore conference, Steve Papa, founder of Parallel Wireless, discusses how next-generation wireless technology could become a reality.
Parallel Wireless enabled CAUSE III interoperability testing between U.S. DHS, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), and Centre for Security Science (CSS) in rural Montana.
Rural telcos might be more cost challenged because of their limited funds, size, skill sets and legacy infrastructure when it comes to delivering VoIP, video and data services to their customers.
Remote communities across the UK urge EE to bring new micro technology to resolve poor coverage across the country.
EE is stepping up its roll-out of rural vRANs, so that large numbers of sites can be managed flexibly from a central server, and the cost and complexity of the cell site equipment can be dramatically reduced.
MOCN on HetNet Gateway enables emergency services organizations to have their own core network services and full access control.
Single base station node connects to the backhaul (the bit that talks to the rest of the EE network) that sends out a signal like any other cell tower, only with the mesh when the signal reaches one of the repeater nodes it of course repeats it. Effectively doubling the range.
Parallel Wireless is combining several elements such as HetNet, backhaul, LTE, SON and some Software Defined Networking (SDN) concepts into a product.
Mobile technology is changing as it comes to terms with the IP world and everything becomes data. Russell Southwood spoke to Parallel Wireless founders Rajesh Mishra and Steve Papa about their rural deployment to see if it offers a cost-effective solution.
Steve Kropper of Parallel Wireless explains how the company’s flexible Public Safety LTE solution (LMLTE) can meet first-responder requirements while providing substantial cost savings to FirstNet.
Parallel all-in solution pushes a few topical buttons – including NFV in the RAN and SDN for backhaul.
EE has devised a solution that will improve voice and broadband service in remote villages without breaking the bank.
One of the many visions for the 5G future is HetNets. EE is now rolling out HetNets.
This world-first technology will demonstrate significant advancements to bring coverage to more of the UK.
The self-organizing equipment is so small that it can be installed on the side of building and does not require planning permission.
Being connected to good, reliable mobile coverage can make a significant difference to everyday life.
Parallel Wireless solution chosen for EE rural deployment in UK.
By using mesh capability, EE was able to bring service to a rural valley to which it would have been cost-prohibitive to bring fiber.
EE has pledged to bring voice, 3G and 4G services to over 1500 rural communities in the next three years with its new micro-network technology.
The lack of a need for large masts and underground cables “changes the economics of mobile coverage.”
Micro network “will demonstrate significant advancements” towards the government’s “long-term ambition to bring voice coverage to more of the UK”.
The use of meshing means that rather than a traditional large mast with fibre backhaul, smaller units are deployed on buildings, with power taken from the properties’ supply.
The operator will be hoping the solution provides a way forward in the politically-charged debate over rural coverage.
EE’d much rather invest in this micro network technology which will benefit many more people than national roaming.
The added benefit of the micro-network is that it also extends the reach of mobile data.
The micro-networks are currently being installed and should be fully deployed by early next year.
EE will construct new micro networks that wirelessly connect small mobile antennas to a suitable nearby macro site, without the need for cabling.
The solution is more efficient than rival products because it doesn’t require a fixed broadband connection to dial into the wider network.
This new technology enables voice and data coverage for small communities, at a lower cost of deployment.
Parallel Wireless’s LAC and CWS work together to reimagine LTE RAN architectures that make possible the deployment of a fully-functioning LTE and 3G network in hours.
Parallel Wireless believes that technology disruption from low cost silicon, COTS hardware and smarter software will drive the industry towards a different RAN architecture.
Co-founder and chairman, Steve Papa, in what he called the first public discussion of our work in virtualizing LTE access and core networks (video below).