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Innovating to Bridge the Distance Divide in Northern Canada

Ice Wireless, one of Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications companies offering cellular and data services to Canada’s North including the Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories, partnered with Cisco and Parallel Wireless to bring high-speed cellular connectivity to the Arctic to better serve all Canadian residents.

Telcos need smart work for effective rural network

There have been many developments in the recent past, which point to that the fact that the time is now right for the Indian telcos to start addressing the rural market.


Ice, alongside Parallel Wireless, will be launching a new technological device to provide better service with an all-IP virtualized RAN (vRAN).

Using small cells to connect the unconnected in Northern Canada

In Northern Canada–the provinces of Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut and Quebec–the population density is 0.03 people per square kilometer. A rural population, coupled with harsh conditions, makes this a difficult place to deliver affordable, reliable mobile broadband service. Service provider Ice Wireless is working to address this underserved market in partnership with Parallel Wireless, which focuses on bridging the digital divide through a re-architecting networks of small cells.

SoftBank-Backed Altaeros Wants Blimps to Deliver “Saas in the Sky

 Earlier this summer, his New Hampshire-based startup’s wireless networking equipment was attached to an Allsopp-made aerostat and used to send an Internet signal in a demonstration led by U.K. mobile network operator EE.

Connecting Canada’s Unconnected

Cellular network company Parallel Wireless, and wireless and wireline IP services provider, Ice Wireless, are working together to provide Canada’s most remote arctic communities with wireless broadband services.

Ice Ice Baby

Parallel Wireless has scored a contract win in the harshest of conditions – providing network equipment to Ice Wireless in the Northern Canada.

Parallel Wireless To Double Workforce In India; Plans to Grab A Bigger Share Of The Indian Market 

On the back of increasing business prospects in the Indian market, US-headquartered Parallel Wireless is planning to double its workforce in its two offices in India at Pune and Bengaluru. The company is already working with a number of Indian companies in telecom military and public safety industries.

Ice Wireless Deploys Parallel Wireless to connect the Unconnected Canadians

Parallel Wireless, Inc., the pioneer in making cellular network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi, and Ice Wireless, Canada’s fastest growing provider of wireless and wireline IP services, today announced that they have successfully deployed a multi-technology macro solution, based on Parallel Wireless all IP virtualized RAN (vRAN).

Ice Wireless Continues to Innovate with Help From Parallel Wireless 

US-based Parallel Wireless announced today that they have partered up with Canadian Ice Wireless to help with the deployment of a 4G LTE Advanced wireless network in remote regions of northern Canada. Parallel Wireless’ multi-technology network solution has already been successfully deployed, and Ice Wireless will be able to continue upgrades quicker and more cost-efficiently.

Ice Wireless Rolls out Parallel Wireless Tech To Connect Canadian Users In Far-Flung Areas

Ice Wireless, a mobile operator based in Northern Canada, has made it its mission to connect those users who can not easily get connected by taking full advantage of mobile technology developed Parallel Wireless. For those not familiar with Parallel, it is a company that has on previous and numerous occasions provided support for public safety communications at big happenings like the annual Super Bowl event.

Fierce Wireless logoIce Wireless deploys Parallel Wireless gear to connect unconnected Canadians 

An operator in Northern Canada is connecting the unconnected thanks to technology provided by Parallel Wireless, the same company that has supported public safety communications at high-profile events like the Super Bowl.

Ice Wireless is using an innovative new networking solution to bring wireless to remote northern communities

This morning, Yukon, North West Territories and Nunavut wireless provider Ice Wireless announced that it’s working with Parallel Wireless, a U.S.-based telecommunications equipment provider, to speed up the deployment of its 4G LTE Advanced network.

Ice Wireless And Parallel Wireless Are Bringing Reliable Connectivity To Canada’s North

Ice Wireless is telecommunications company that offers cellular and data services to those in Canada’s territories: Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. They are working with Parallel Wireless, a US based telecommunications company, to hasten the deployment of an improved LTE network.

“Bring your own coverage” for public safety users

Parallel Wireless has created a unique, in-vehicle small cell that can be implemented by public safety users to create extra coverage. This BYOC (bring your own coverage) approach for public safety is needed everywhere, as there are always coverage holes or underserved communities, and networks can become compromised in case of emergencies.

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The sky’s the limit for EE’s ‘Droneman’ as operator pushes on with airborne small cell project

A wide array of partners is supporting the Air Mast project. The operator worked with Nokia and Parallel Wireless on the base station. Phazr provides mmWave backhaul connectivity, Avanti provides satellite, VoltServer provides the power system, AllSopp Helikites provides the balloon platform, and uVue works with BT Labs to build the drones themselves.

Parallel Wireless Founder Takes the Non-Traditional Path

And that’s made all the difference for Kaitki Agarwal, who shares her story and advice, as well as her perspective on wireless network evolutions with WiC in Austin.

EE’s inflatable masts are powered by ‘pre-5G’ backhaul

EE’s helium balloon, the Helikite, packs miniature antennas which link to a ‘network in a box’ on the ground via 26GHz millimetre-wave (mmWave) spectrum. Similar frequencies will be part of 5G when the standard is finalised next year, but EE is claiming the use of pre-5G technology is a first in Europe.

Fierce Wireless logoEE uses pre-standard 5G backhaul tech to support ‘Helikite’ in remote areas

EE earlier this year demonstrated how it can use a balloon and drone air masts to connect remote parts of the UK and keep communities online in the wake of disasters such as major flooding. The operator plans to use mini mobile sites attached to a helium balloon—which it calls a “Helikite”—to provide wide area 4G mobile coverage where permanent sites have been damaged or in areas where there is no 4G coverage.

EE, BT showcase ‘pre-standard 5G’ to connect air mast

EE, the UK’s largest mobile network operator and part of the BT Group, has become the first UK provider to successfully demonstrate pre-standard 5G backhaul technology, using it to connect its unique Helikite ‘air mast’ mobile coverage solution.

Eurobites: BT Soups Up Its Superchannel

BT-owned EE has been demonstrating the use of what it calls “pre-standard” 5G backhaul technology to connect to its helium balloon-based Helikite “air mast.” The backhaul demonstration uses 26GHz test spectrum to connect the Parallel Wireless small cell on the Helikite to a virtualized Evolved Packet Core on the ground using a link provided by millimeter wave specialist Phazr.

BT unveils raft of technology developments

In the technology trial, EE employed pre-standard 5G backhaul technology using millimetre wave (mmWave) frequencies, with the mobile backhaul solution demonstration utilising 26GHz test spectrum to connect the Parallel Wireless small cell on the Helikite to a virtualised EPC on the ground.

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EE uses mmwave backhaul in mobile mast demonstration

The BT-owned company’s patent-pending Helikite solution, first trialed in February, contains a small cell from Parallel Wireless. Yesterday’s (12 June) trial involved technology from mmwave specialists PHAZR and a virtualised evolved packet core from Athonet to backhaul across the 26GHz band.

Pre-5G’ Backhaul Powers Inflatable EE 4G Air Masts For Disaster Zones And Rural Areas 

EE is using pre-5G powered backhaul to power an inflatable air mast called ‘a Helikite’ to deliver 4G connectivity to areas affected by bad weather, natural disasters or poor general connectivity.

telecompaper logoEE demos balloon backhaul system in pre-5G spectrum test

UK mobile operator EE announced tests of a new backhaul system that uses mini mobile sites attached to a helium balloon to provide 4G mobile coverage. The patent-pending ‘Helikite’ solution is expected to be used where permanent sites have been damaged by extreme weather and other disasters, or in areas where there is no 4G coverage. 

EE and BT showcase ‘pre-standard 5G’ to connect Air Mast

EE, the UK’s largest mobile network operator and part of the BT Group, has become the first UK provider to successfully demonstrate pre-standard 5G backhaul technology, using it to connect its unique Helikite ‘air mast’ mobile coverage solution.

EE UK Claims First to Test “pre-standard” 5G Mobile Backhaul Capability

EE (BT) claims to have become the “first UK mobile operator” to showcase a “pre-standard” 5G backhaul (network capacity) capability within their network, which is based off their 4G “Air Mast” technology and harnesses the 26GHz radio spectrum band for faster speeds and lower latency. 

EE first operator to demonstrate 5G backhaul technology

EE claims it has become the first operator in the UK to successfully demonstrate ‘groundbreaking’ mobile speeds bridging the gap between 4G and 5G connectivity.

Parallel Wireless Introduces Multi-Technology vRAN

In this video, Parallel Wireless Founder/VP of Development Kaitki Agarwal talks to Light Reading on how the company’s multi-technology vRAN is being deployed by 30-plus operators globally to reduce cost and complexity.

SCWS Small Cell World Summit 2017 Event Report

Parallel Wireless are clearly enjoying some success in this market, exhibiting a range of higher power outdoor units where low cost and simplicity of deployment are important. Satellite backhaul is now seen as credible where before the cost and long latency were considered unviable. Gilat were the most visible satellite provider at the event, celebrating successful deployment by Optus in Australia amongst other regions.

Most Innovative 5G Technology Strategy (Vendor)

5G networks will have a symbiotic relationship with their 4G LTE cousins, especially in the early stages of deployment, which could take years. Recognizing this, the Parallel Wireless HetNet Gateway enables an operator to support multiple radios — 3G, 4G, WiFi — while being ready for 5G. Virtualized radio (vRAN) is at the heart of the HNG concept.

Smart City Platforms: “Imagine Things”

Steve Smiley, Executive Director of Smart Communities at Verizon and Rajesh Mishra, Founder and CTO at Parallel Wireless, talk about the quantifiable measurements of smart communities and how multiple solution providers can partner for smart city deployments.

Verizon: Smart cities should be about enabling apps and improving lives, not just technology

“If you install a base station in a public safety vehicle, which is stopped near a burning building you can’t depend on the DAS system because it’s burning,” said Rajesh Mishra, founder and CTO of Parallel Wireless. “This base station is in the car, lights up, and because it’s close to your phone you would always have strong coverage.”

Parallel Wireless: Steve Kropper highlights use cases for company’s new lightweight LTE eNodeB

Steve Kropper, vice president for Parallel Wireless, showcases the company’s CWS 210, a 1-watt LTE eNodeB operating on Band 14–the spectrum licensed to FirstNet–that includes an embedded evolved packet core (EPC) in a form factor that can be deployed easily to support communications, even if users are located outside of the terrestial network’s coverage footprint.

For service providers, virtualization is an opportunity to rethink the network

During Mobile World Congress, NetNumber announced a partnership with Parallel Wireless, which has developed an easy-to-use virtualized radio access network solution. The combination of Parallel’s vRAN with NetNumber’s TITAN supports all voice options including CSFB, VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, Push-to-Talk and Over the Top voice services. 

Parallel Wireless ‘reimagines’ rural small cell networks

Parallel Wireless has become one of the world’s leading providers in the rural small cell market by looking at the bigger picture. In this interview with Tony Poulos, founder and CEO, Rajesh Mishra, sheds light on how ‘reimagining’ the RAN and building solutions enables and accelerates the long term transition from today’s 4G LTE to tomorrow’s 5G cellular networks.

Outback town William Creek enters 21st century with mobile reception

Locals in the small outback town of William Creek — a 15-hour drive north of Adelaide — have never been able to use their phones to check the weather or scroll through social media… For the first time, the town’s residents and tourists passing through can use their mobile phones via the Optus 3G network [enabled by Parallel Wireless].

Parallel Wireless Pioneers Multi-Technology vRAN

In this video, Parallel Wireless Founder/CTO President Rajesh Mishra talks to Light Reading about how the company’s multi-technology vRAN reduces the network cost/deployment complexity of today’s networks and 5G.

Innovation in indoor wireless

The indoor market is stuck in second gear because the solutions are not innovative enough and the incentive for other vendors are not there. If vendors have a high margin outdoor solution they don’t have the incentives to provide a very low cost indoor solution.

Mobile World Congress 2017 Small Cell Event Report

Parallel Wireless now have 2x20W units. They’re not intended to be high capacity (in terms of number of concurrent users) but offer the same high data rates shared with fewer users over a larger area and penetrate indoors. These provide both 3G and 4G service in a single unit and can even be backhauled over 4G from any nearby macrocell as we reported from our site visit to rural Wales.

Parallel Wireless partners with NetNumber to simplify and reduce the cost of deploying VoLTE

Parallel Wireless integrated the server with NetNumber subscriber information (HSS), the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF), the Home Location Register (HLR), IMS (IMS Core) (P / S / ICSCF), and AAA – available as virtualized applications on the NetNumber TITAN platform – in its multi- technology vRAN solution with autoconfiguration and optimization.

Parallel Wireless, NetNumber target global CSPs with expanded voice suite

US wireless infrastructure firm Parallel Wireless has forged a strategic partnership with Boston-based centralised signalling and routing control provider NetNumber, targeting communications service providers with a joint voice solution aimed at simplifying complex IMS architecture and slashing VoLTE deployment cost and time to market. 

Kite-surfing could put rural Brits online

Whether the base station is on a balloon or a drone, carrying data between it and mobile devices is just one of the challenges; building the “backhaul” to link it to the network core is another. For that, EE will use two systems. One, developed by Parallel Wireless, creates a mesh network from adjacent 4G base stations to carry traffic back to a point on the network backbone. Another, developed by Avanti, sends the traffic to the core via satellite.

EE announces plans to use balloons and drones to boost rural connectivity

EE said it is seeking patent protection for its technology. It said it had worked in partnership with a number of companies, including Nokia, Parallel Wireless, Avanti, VoltServer, uVue and Allsopp Helikites, to develop the air mast solutions.

NFV and MEC Raise Their Lovely Heads at Mobile World Congress

One of the panelists at that session will be Steve Papa, CEO of Parallel Wireless, a company that has set out to reimagine the radio access network (RAN). It’s working on pooling wireless resources to help wireless carriers manage mobile edge content delivery.

What is EE Air Mast and how will it deliver fast internet to rural areas?

“Nokia has provided world class, lightweight, compact and portable Flexi Zone small cell base station solutions; Parallel Wireless has delivered a unique technology with self-configuring and self-optimising base station, in-band backhaul capability, and network meshing techniques…”

EE demonstrate innovative disaster recovery using small cells

Parallel Wireless are the other small cell provider using their integrated CWS small cell which incorporates the option for mesh backhaul. What EE mean by this term is that the traffic can be relayed through a distant macrocell visible to the heli-kite but not below it. Mansoor Hanif explained that the kite could initially be raised to (say) 30 metres to assess if it could connect to any nearby macro, raised higher to (say) 50 meters if not and again to 100m if required. When a suitable macrocell connection is found, the Parallel Wireless small cell would automatically sense and select the best frequency band to operate in and configure itself into service.

EE presents solution to expand LTE coverage in the UK with balloons and drones

EE improvements in the growth of aerial conclusions have been achieved with the support of partners Nokia, Parallel Wireless, Avanti, VoltServer, UVue and Allsopp Helikites.

EE takes inspiration from Google’s Project Loon to bolster coverage

EE’s aerial solutions were developed with the support of several partners: Parallel Wireless delivered a unique technology with self-configuring and self-optimising basestation, in-band backhaul capability, and network meshing techniques.

EE’s 4G network takes flight

They were developed in partnership with Nokia, satellite services provider Avanti, self-organising network (SON) firm Parallel Wireless, power specialist VoltServer, drone maker uVue, and balloon maker Allsopp Helikites.

EE looks to drones and big balloons to tackle 4G ‘notspots’

The balloon contains a 5 watt small cell solution provided by Nokia. It uses a satellite connection, managed by Avanti, to provide 4G coverage (tested up to 50mbps) to nearby EE customers. The network provider is also working with Parallel Wireless on a “meshed small cell solution,” which allows a connection to “hop” along multiple EE balloons and other infrastructure sites. Such a system would only be used for the most far-flung locations, however, or when a satellite connection is not available.

UK to use drones, balloons as 4G “masts”

EE does share the credit, pointing out that important contributions (both hardware and software) have been made by Nokia, Parallel Wireless, Avanti and VoltServer, which has provided a data and power-carrying tether that is safe to the touch. The drone designs come from a company called uVue, and Allsopp Helikites makes the helium-filled structures – which are deployed to higher altitudes and provide wider coverage than the drones.

EE Reveal “Air Mast” 4G Drones and Balloons to Help Connect UK Rural Areas

Apparently the new small cell technology for EE’s “Air Mast” system has been provided via Nokia’s lightweight and compact Flexi Zone basestation, while Parallel Wireless delivered a self-configuring and self-optimising basestation, in-band backhaul capability and network meshing techniques. On top of that VoltServer has provided a touch-safe and flexible Digital Electricity power over data cable/tether.

EE looks to drones and big balloons to tackle 4G ‘notspots’

The balloon contains a 5 watt small cell solution provided by Nokia. It uses a satellite connection, managed by Avanti, to provide 4G coverage (tested up to 50mbps) to nearby EE customers. The network provider is also working with Parallel Wireless on a “meshed small cell solution,” which allows a connection to “hop” along multiple EE balloons and other infrastructure sites. Such a system would only be used for the most far-flung locations, however, or when a satellite connection isn’t available.

EE presents solution to expand LTE coverage in the UK with balloons and drones

EE claims to have demonstrated how mini mobile sites connected to a helium balloon can be used to provide 4G mobile coverage in areas where traditional infrastructure has been damaged or in areas where there is simply no 4G coverage. EE announced that it had shown the use of drones equipped with mini-sites, each with a base station and an antenna, which could be used to provide specific coverage, even in search and rescue operations. EE advances in the development of aerial solutions have been achieved with the support of partners Nokia, Parallel Wireless, Avanti, VoltServer, UVue and Allsopp Helikites.

EE Unleashes 4G Drone and Blimp Proofs-of-Concept

“The height of the balloon at the moment, we’ve tested it at up to 100-120 metres, so we can [supply coverage around] up to 5 kilometres,” Hanif added, “and in rural areas we could even chain these balloons by using parallel wireless mesh small cells to link them all together.”

EE uses balloon and drone-based solution to enhance rural coverageEE looks to drones and big balloons to tackle 4G ‘notspots’

The balloon contains a 5 watt small cell solution provided by Nokia. It uses a satellite connection, managed by Avanti, to provide 4G coverage (tested up to 50mbps) to nearby EE customers. The network provider is also working with Parallel Wireless on a “meshed small cell solution,” which allows a connection to “hop” along multiple EE balloons and other infrastructure sites. Such a system would only be used for the most far-flung locations, however, or when a satellite connection isn’t available.

EE Pioneers air mast technology for rural broadband coverage and disaster recovery

EE’s breakthroughs in developing innovative aerial solutions have been achieved with the support of the most innovative partners from the mobile industry and beyond: Nokia has provided world class, lightweight, compact and portable Flexi Zone small cell basestation solutions; Parallel Wireless has delivered a unique technology with self-configuring and self-optimising basestation, in-band backhaul capability, and network meshing techniques…”

EE uses balloon and drone-based solution to enhance rural coverage

EE is utilizing mini mobile sites attached to a helium balloon to enhance 4G mobile coverage where permanent sites have been damaged or in areas where there is no 4G coverage. EE also showcased the use of drones equipped with mini sites, each including a basestation and antenna, to provide targeted coverage. 

Parallel Wireless expands its vRAN ecosystem for indoor networks

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 ups WA mobile coverage with new small cells along 2,000 km highway

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.

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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.

Fierce Wireless logoParallel Wireless seeks to ‘demystify’ LTE, wraps up another Band 14 demo

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.

RCR Wireless logoWhat is network densification and why is it needed for 5G?

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 deploys public safety LTE network for New York Marathon

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 Covers NY Marathon with PSLTE

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.

Companies Establish Public-Safety LTE Demo Network for New York Marathon

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.

Technavio Says the Emergence of LTE Technology in Public Safety Domain Will Aid the Public Safety LTE Market in the US to Post a 19% CAGR Through 2020

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.

Parallel Wireless’s Jordan on Finding Her Voice & Using Yours

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.

vRAN debe ser agnostica en cuanto a la generacion de la red

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, 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.

Hot Tech Innovators and Companies to Watch

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.

Innovacion Digital: Telefonica en dos frentes

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.

telecompaper logoTelefonica picks Parallel Wireless for vRAN trials

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.

Parallel Wireless Selected by Telefonica to Support Digital Innovation

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.

Telefonica to trial wireless virtualised RAN from Parallel Wireless

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 Selected by Telefonica to Support Digital Innovation

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.

Telefonica I+D to trial wireless virtualised RAN from Parallel Wireless in Europe

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.

Telefonica selects Parallel Wireless vRAN solution for trials

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.

Telefonica probaro vRAN en mercados de Europa y America Latina

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 to provide Public Safety LTE Band 14 Network for the RNC 2016

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.

Jarich on Facebook’s OpenCellular: Old shirt, new starch, fancy designer label?

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.

Mission Critcal logoLTE, P25 Public-Safety Networks Contribute to RNC Communications, Security

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.

Case Study: Expanding LTE to 3G/LTE Multimode Small Cell Solution

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.

Will a Smartphone Replace Your Mobile Radio?

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.

Indy Speedway Gets Band 14 LTE Network for Vintage Racing Event

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 and Ericsson back Rivada’s FirstNet bid as LTE rises to safety challenge

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.

The evolution of the RAN

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.

Parallel Wireless and the XPSLTE 2016

Steve Kropper of Parallel Wireless presents their public safety LTE solution to an audience at FirstNet Colorado’s XPSLTE event in May 2016.

ABI Research Identifies 60 Young and Reinvented Companies Set to Transform the Technology Marketplace

At this critical juncture for the technology industry, ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market intelligence, identifies 60 innovative young and reinvented companies in its annual top technology innovators report that are set to transform the technology marketplace. Rather than focus on the mega companies driving core markets, this research focuses upon those smaller companies that are enabling real, sustainable change from the margins of industry.

fierce wireless tech - logoIngenu deploys IoT network in Dallas; Pentagon still not confident about Raytheon’s new system for GPS

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.

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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.

Will growing Small Cell revenues offset declining macrocell sales?

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.

Not all startups need the bright lights of the big city

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.

Light Reading logoFrom Teddy Bear-Shaped Homes to Cloud RAN

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.

Light Reading logoLeading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative Wireless Service (3G, 4G, Carrier WiFi)

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.

Charter deal creates new WiFi powerhouse; Comcast takes to the road

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.

SCWS Small Cell World Summit 2016

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).

Small Cells World Summit 2016 report

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.

How Parallel Wireless changes the small cell network paradigm

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.

Small Cell Awards sees independents shine

Just three years after its launch, US company Parallel Wireless scooped two awards both for excellence in small cell deployment.

Free from the past, Parallel says self-healing SON is the future

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.

Independents to the fore in small cell awards

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.

Vulcan Post logoCommuters Who Take SMRT 176 Bus Will Get First Dibs On WiFi-On-The-Go Service!

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.

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M1 launches WiFi-On-The-Go HetNet trial on 176 buses

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.

Some public buses get free on-board Wi-Fi

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 Singapore public bus service is now offering WiFi-On-The-Go

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.

M1 Singapore provides seamless service on-board island bus service

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.

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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.

M1 brings Wireless@SG to selected SMRT buses

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.

Singapore Business Review logoM1 ties up with SMRT to roll our Singapore’s first 4G connected buses

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.

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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 selects Parallel Wireless to support Wi-Fi trials

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.

Jarich: Huawei + Nokia + Ericsson/Cisco = Who’s left to drive network transformation?

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.

The Street logoParallel Wireless Selected by M1 to Support Smart Nation Trial

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).

IWCE 2016 Interviews

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.

FirstNet gains momentum

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.

Parallel Wireless, Mutualink: Steve Kropper, Joe Boucher explain companies’ Super Bowl collaboration with Sonim

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.

Cisco Demonstrates Unified Instant Connect Solutions at IWCE 2016

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).

Small Cell Gateway Vendor landscape

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.

Vendors Introduce New Products at IWCE

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 partners with Parallel Wireless on DIY kit for Band 14

Cisco is partnering with Parallel Wireless on a deploy-it-yourself kit to help mission-critical public safety agencies deploy Band 14 tactical operations.

First Plug-N-Play Emergency Services Cellular Network Introduced

Parallel Wireless and Ecosystem Partners Announce General Availability of FirstNet-Ready Band 14-in-a-Box.

How to build cellular networks like WiFi…

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.

MWC 2016 – Mobile Radio Infrastructure Takeaways

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.

Mobile World Congress 2016 – Small Cell Event Report

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.

Virtualized RAN Cuts Costs of Wireless in the Enterprise

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.

Super Bowl gives public safety a glimpse of FirstNet

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.

Nokia kicks off pre-MWC race with tech show-and-tell

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.

Parallel Wireless and partners put public safety LTE network to the test during Super Bowl 50

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.

Super Bowl City Hosts Live Public-Safety LTE Demo Network

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.

Rajesh Mishra, CTO, explains Parallel Wireless move indoors

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.

Wireless News From Around the Web

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 Introduces Intel-Based Enterprise vRAN Solution

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.

Using Software to Improve Indoor Cell Coverage

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’ Enterprise vRAN Solution Aims to Enable ‘Open Compute’

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 develops low-cost vRAN for enterprises

Parallel Wireless said it has developed the industry’s first scalable, low-cost, enterprise vRAN solution enabled by Intel technologies.

Parallel Wireless breaks lines with new radio architecture

Parallel Wireless takes wraps off reference femtocell and function-packed gateway product with aim of realigning costs of enterprise wireless.

Parallel Wireless Announces Availability of vC-RAN Reference Architectures

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.

Small Cells Americas: Virtualization in the Spotlight

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.

Texas Events Highlight Public Safety LTE Research, Real-World Scenarios

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.

Small Cells Americas 2015 Event Report

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.

APCO 2015 – FirstNet leadership changes, Parallel Wireless and reinventing Motorola

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 Taps FreedomPop [and Parallel Wireless], Verizon In Wireless Push

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.

Deploy HetNets as Fast and Cheap as Wi-Fi

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.

FirstNews Briefs: TDS, Qualcomm, Samsung, Parallel Wireless

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.

Parallel Wireless Reimagines Wireless Synchronization

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

Radio revolution in the air with Parallel-Intel and Artemis-Nokia tie-ups

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.

Tech Trade Asia: Parallel Wireless announces an Intel-based vRAN reference design

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 brings vRAN on 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.

Parallel Wireless partners with Intel for RAN base

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 Launches HetNet Gateway

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.

HetNet Gateway – The Fourth Dimension for Wireless Capacity Growth

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.

Cloud-RAN becomes real, but not in China Mobile’s blueprint

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).

Parallel Wireless’ provides edge platform for vRAN and optimisation

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).

New IP Spirit Saturates Startups

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.

Global: Parallel Wireless Reimagines Mobile Content Delivery with PeerApp and Saguna

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.

CTIA Super Mobility Week: Day Zero – 5G Comes to America

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.

FirstNews Briefs: CommScope, PlumChoice, Parallel Wireless, Genband, BLU

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.

SDx Central logoMobile Backhaul Takes a Page from Cloud Computing

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.

Fierce Installer logoParallel Wireless trials ‘self-configuring’ public safety network in New Hampshire

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.

TelecomTalk logoAn Exclusive Interview with small cell maker Parallel Wireless’ Co-Founder Rajesh Mishra

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.

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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.

Light Reading logoLeading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy (Vendor)

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”.

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FirstNet should leave “public-safety entity” definition to governor of each state/territory

Parallel Wireless discusses challenges that FirstNet faces in defining who qualifies as a “public safety” entity at the federal and state levels.

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Will cell towers soon become obsolete?

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.

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Exercise Tests U.S./Canada Cross-Border Communications Capabilities

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.

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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.

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South Shropshire MP Meets EE Over Poor Rural Mobile Signal

Remote communities across the UK urge EE to bring new micro technology to resolve poor coverage across the country.


UK operators step up rural data initiatives

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.

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LTE Small Cell networks could support multiple Public Safety organizations

MOCN on HetNet Gateway enables emergency services organizations to have their own core network services and full access control.

EE rolling out mesh LTE network in rural areas

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.

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Wireless + Non-Serial Entrepreneurs = Parallel Wireless

Parallel Wireless is combining several elements such as HetNet, backhaul, LTE, SON and some Software Defined Networking (SDN) concepts into a product.

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Micro networks may offer a way to get 4G out of Africa’s cities and into towns and villages

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.

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Parallel Wireless’ Steve Kropper talks Cause III, Public Safety LTE that may cost 80% less than traditional model

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.

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EE takes step into Parallel world with integrated small cell-backhaul rural deployment

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

Light Reading logoHas EE Solved the Rural Connectivity Challenge

EE has devised a solution that will improve voice and broadband service in remote villages without breaking the bank.

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EE’s not-spot-busting small cell trial delights Cumbrian villagers

One of the many visions for the 5G future is HetNets. EE is now rolling out HetNets.

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EE ‘micro network’ to connect 1500 rural black spots

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

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EE WILL Bring 4G To UK’s Countryside By 2017

The self-organizing equipment is so small that it can be installed on the side of building and does not require planning permission.

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EE trials rural micro network

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

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FirstNews Briefs: Parallel wireless, EE, ZTE, Resolve Systems

Parallel Wireless solution chosen for EE rural deployment in UK.

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Rural Small Cells Begin to See Deployment

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.

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EE’s micro-network brings connectivity to rural communities

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.

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UK Carrier EE uses small cells to deploy rural LTE network

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

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EE pledges to cover 1,500 rural UK communities with micro network by 2017

Micro network “will demonstrate significant advancements” towards the government’s “long-term ambition to bring voice coverage to more of the UK”.

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EE starts new trial with Mesh technology for rural broadband

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.

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EE makes “world-first” claim in rural coverage battle

The operator will be hoping the solution provides a way forward in the politically-charged debate over rural coverage.

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EE shuns national roaming plans with rural micro network launch

EE’d much rather invest in this micro network technology which will benefit many more people than national roaming.

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

The Next Web logoEE reveals micro-network plan to fix 1,500 rural mobile black spots

The micro-networks are currently being installed and should be fully deployed by early next year.

TeleGeography logoEE to roll out micro networks in rural communities from early 2015

EE will construct new micro networks that wirelessly connect small mobile antennas to a suitable nearby macro site, without the need for cabling.

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EE goes big on micro tech to connect rural areas

The solution is more efficient than rival products because it doesn’t require a fixed broadband connection to dial into the wider network.

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EE to deploy small cell networks to connect rural locations in the UK

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

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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.

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Rajesh Mishra, co-founder Parallel Wireless, imagines a different future for HetNet RANs

Parallel Wireless believes that technology disruption from low cost silicon, COTS hardware and smarter software will drive the industry towards a different RAN architecture.

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TC3: Parallel Wireless Virtualizes LTE Control, Access, and Core

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).