Saturday, 18 November 2017

NuRAN collaborates with Facebook to deliver OpenCellular

NuRAN Wireless
Thursday 03 November 16

NuRAN Wireless Inc. is pleased to announce it is working in collaboration with Facebook and the Telecom Infra Project ("TIP") as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and distributor of OpenCellular; an open source wireless platform. NuRAN Wireless will supply and support OpenCellular…

NuRAN Wireless Inc. is pleased to announce it is working in collaboration with Facebook and the Telecom Infra Project ("TIP") as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and distributor of OpenCellular; an open source wireless platform.

NuRAN Wireless will supply and support OpenCellular, a disruptive open-source and cost-effective wireless access platform specifically designed to improve Internet and mobile connectivity in remote areas. This software-defined base station is being designed to dramatically reduce the deployment and operation costs of mobile technology, thus addressing the most problematic issues encountered by the operators wishing to expand their activities to underserved areas.

This initiative is part of the Telecom Infra Project (https://telecominfraproject.com) announced earlier this year. The Telecom Infra Project is an engineering focused initiative driven by operators, infrastructure providers, system integrators, and other technology companies that aim to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.

“One of Facebook’s goals for TIP is to increase the world’s mobile footprint which perfectly matches NuRAN’s mission to connect everyone, everywhere. The OpenCellular project is an amazing opportunity to combine our deep understanding of the industry and our technical expertise with the strength and influence of a very large international player such as Facebook. We work in synergy to improve the life of potentially billions of people by giving them access to mobile connectivity.” said Martin Bedard, Co-CEO of NuRAN Wireless.

The OpenCellular platform will first be provided for trials to selected operators for further validation of technical, functional and operational aspects of the hardware.

The product will later be made generally available through an online store.

The collaboration was announced as part of the keynote presentations during the first day of TIP Summit held at Facebook’s Headquarter in Menlo Park.

Maxime Dumas, Head of Strategy and Business Development at NuRAN presented further details of the collaboration on the second day of the event.


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