BYOC on PARALLEL WIRELESS IN-VEHICLE BASE STATION
On the day before the Rose Bowl game, Parallel Wireless deployed our CWS-210 at Fire Camp Two tapping Internet services in a training room. LTE antennas were mounted outside the room and they covered the staging area and personnel adequately. The CWS-210 is a one watt eNb designed for in-vehicle mount with optional embedded EPC when there is no backhaul for ad hoc operations.
It provides control, security, and traffic prioritization along with the unique capability to extend or create coverage anywhere, including in-building, rural, etc. to enable performance critical public safety, military, and local government multimedia and data communications via Bring Your Own Coverage (BYOC) capability. BYOC capability addresses coverage shortfalls from geographical or building limitations to network outages and emergency circumstances. The CWS eNodeB can extend nearby macro coverage into areas with no coverage like underground parking garages, basements, etc., and can also enable an ad hoc network when infrastructure does not exist or is compromised. With flexible mounting options, the hardware can be easily installed in any emergency vehicle.
Motorola is the system integrator, Ericsson the principal network vendor, and Televate the technical adviser to LA-RICS.
We are grateful to many different ecosystem players for making these deployments a success. This mission critical deployment of Parallel Wireless’ elements succeeded because of months of detailed planning by LA-RICS, their systems integrator Motorola, and Televate, the technical advisor. Installation of the HetNet Gateway enabled Motorola and AIRWAVE, their local agent to install the deployable without Parallel Wireless staff onsite. Also, installation of the in-vehicle BYOC unit was accomplished by LA-RICS staff with no training or pre-planning.
In the carrier world, many months of planning are required for a deployment, however, public safety needs the network to “deploy at the speed of dispatch”, with deployments in an hour when there is less time to plan. Parallel Wireless is accustomed to short planning horizons such as Super Bowl 50 (18 days), RNC (21 days), Arizona Tribal (Grand Canyon coverage – one day). In this deployment, pre-installing the HetNet Gateway removed all provisioning delay from core/EPC components.