Parallel Wireless and Neptune Communications – First Mission Critical Band 14 Open RAN based Networks Providing Broadband Connectivity in the Caribbean
Open RAN innovation arrives in the Caribbean with mission-critical 4G LTE on harmonized 700 MHz Band 14 for the Barbados Government
NASHUA, N.H., July 28, 2021 — Parallel Wireless, Inc., the U.S.-based Open RAN company delivering the world’s leading All G, O-RAN compliant, cloud-native Open RAN solution, and Neptune Communications, a specialist public safety communications service provider, announce the delivery of the first O-RAN compliant 4G LTE solution in the Caribbean.
Parallel Wireless is providing a compact Open RAN network solution to enable Neptune’s 4G LTE connectivity service platform delivering resilient, mission critical voice and data service to key agencies of the Government of Barbados. This partnership capitalizes on Barbados’ recent award of 700 MHz B14 spectrum to Neptune Communications.
Working in partnership with Parallel Wireless, Neptune Communications will expand their wireless network service platform to provide resilient, next-generation digital services to transform the capabilities of regional governments by:
- Building a compact, cloud-native, Open RAN world-class network solution, based on Parallel Wireless’s high-performance, distributed architecture.
- Improving service agility and reducing overall Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) across geographically distributed sites, with the introduction of RAN automation.
- Integrating industry-leading applications to optimize the impact for day-to-day public safety operations.
“PARALLEL WIRELESS HAS SHOWN EXTRAORDINARY TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP IN THIS SPACE AND HAVE ENABLED US TO DELIVER A BREAKTHROUGH SOLUTION. IT WILL CHANGE THE REGIONAL LANDSCAPE FOR MISSION-CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS. IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD PUBLIC SAFETY/DISASTER RECOVERY AGENCIES PLAY OUTSIZED ROLES IN THE FACE OF ENORMOUS CHALLENGES CONFRONTING THE REGION, SO ENABLING THEM WILL HAVE A MULTIPLIER EFFECT ON THE REGION’S ECONOMIC PROSPECTS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO PARTNERING WITH PARALLEL WIRELESS TODAY AND IN THE YEARS TO COME.”
Julian Jordan, CEO – Neptune Communications
“WE ARE HONORED AND PROUD TO PARTNER WITH NEPTUNE COMMUNICATIONS, PROVIDING LEADING-EDGE, NEXT-GENERATION OPEN RAN NETWORKS ENABLING 4G LTE SERVICES FOR CRITICAL APPLICATIONS ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN. WE LOOK FORWARD TO PARTNERING IN 2O21 AND BEYOND.”
Keith Johnson, President at Parallel Wireless