Urban Solutions

Features and Capabilities

Our Urban Solution is an agile, software-based approach to RAN infrastructure, which is designed to allow MNOs to quickly deploy network upgrades at a lower TCO. The following describes the features and benefits of our state-of-the-art Urban Solution:

  • Innovate – Proprietary interfaces and limited flexibility with legacy suppliers make it challenging for MNOs to maintain, expand, and upgrade their networks to meet future demands. With our Parallel Wireless Urban solution, MNOs can avoid vendor lock-in, scale and enable new innovative services seamlessly with cloud-native centralized tools such as Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), DevOps, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
  • Futureproof for 5G – MNOs need to upgrade their networks to prepare for the explosive data demands such as Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, autonomous driving, and digital health. With our Urban solution MNOs can upgrade their networks to any G with a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) vBBU which is easy to install, has open interfaces and supports a broad ecosystem of vendors across 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G, preparing networks for the future.
    Easy to install, modernize and expand networks – The costs to deploy and maintain networks and the lack of interoperability can be daunting as many operators are supporting 2G voice while migrating to 4G data and preparing for the greater bandwidth possibilities of 5G. Easily change and upgrade technologies to support emerging needs with our cloud-native software-based solution.
  • Reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) – Network Operations Center (NOC), zoning and permits, management services, power and backhaul, are a few of the many expenses required to maintain and upgrade networks. A cloud-native, software-defined architecture with state-of-the art features such as RAN automation, self-configuration, hands free software testing, integration and delivery drives down costs and improves interoperability. A container based DU/CU implementation across ALL Gs, enables faster time-to-market for new services and features enabling OPEX and CAPEX savings.
  • Enhance end user experience – MNOs need to deliver a high quality and consistent experience everywhere, and all times, including during peak usage hours in high-capacity urban environments. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) enable seamless software upgrades utilizing data to optimize network performance in urban environments, delivering optimal subscriber throughput and quality of service. With open non-proprietary interfaces, the Parallel Wireless Urban Solution addresses network overloads during high peak hours, ensuring ubiquitous coverage, enabling state-of-the-art applications such as IoT, and exceeding customer expectations.

Deployment Scenarios

Mobile Network Operators must have flexibility with network deployments while simultaneously keeping Capital Expenses (CAPEX) and Operating Expenses (OPEX) down, which is extremely important in high-capacity, dense urban environments. Our Urban Solution is ALL G, O-RAN compliant and enables cost conscious mobile operators to overcome deployment barriers while meeting necessary targets of generating new revenue, improving end user experience, reducing TCO and making their networks future-proof.

With our lean Open RAN cloud-native software solution on a modest server and Open RAN automation with DevOps and CI/CD, network upgrades and software updates are easier and faster to roll out, thus improving TCO. Multi-vendor and multi-operator support allows flexible deployments even in the most difficult urban locations.

Deployment Options Include:

Integrated – Enables 2G, 3G, 4G from the same base station with upgrades to 5G. This deployment option provides the lowest power consumption for multi-mode operation. Parallel Wireless has had successfully integrated deployments with customers, MTN, Optus and Vodafone Turkey.

Urban, Suburban and Rural (split 7, 8) – This deployment option supports three environments, Urban, Suburban and Rural, and enables ALL Gs from the same base station and is software upgradeable to 5G. This option includes pooled server capacity with a COTS vBBU and is upgradeable to accommodate other splits. Parallel Wireless has successfully worked with Inland Cellular, and Vodafone Turkey and Ireland implementing Urban, Suburban and Rural deployments.

Our Urban Solution is the first O-RAN Alliance compliant Open RAN solution supporting all generations of networks, from 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G on 7.2 radios. With open, non-proprietary interfaces that address network overloads during high peak hours, ensuring ubiquitous coverage, faster speeds, and lower latency, the Urban Solution enables digital transformations preparing networks for the future.