Head on down to CommunicAsia to check out Parallel Wireless’s full portfolio of wireless solutions that can easily provide 2G/3G/4G coverage in a variety of situations.
Can you please provide an overview of your company?
Approximately 4 billion people do not have access to the internet today, and Parallel Wireless is on a mission to connect them all by reimagining networks. The reimagined cellular architecture enables operators to connect things and people at home, work, play and in emergencies by deploying any G cellular networks as easily and as cost-effectively as enterprise Wi-Fi whether for rural, enterprise, public safety, M2M, Smart Cities, or dense urban.
The company is in production on six continents and engaged with many leading operators worldwide. Parallel Wireless’ innovation and excellence in multi-technology open virtualized solutions has been recognized with 39 industry awards. Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter today!
Why did Parallel Wireless decide to participate in CommunicAsia?
This event presents a perfect opportunity to reach service provider audiences in the APAC region. Plus, CommunicAsia represents the whole ecosystem of vendors, operators and governmental bodies that drive innovation in Asia to connect the region. We appreciate the quality of attendees we can reach in regards to our solutions at the event.
Can you share with us the new products and/or technologies Parallel Wireless will be showcasing in June?
We will be bringing our full portfolio of wireless solutions that can provide 2G/3G/4G outdoor rural and urban coverage, enterprise coverage, Public Safety LTE and vAnalytics with NFV orchestration. We will showcase how our innovation helps to connect things and people at home, work, play, and in emergencies. Here’s what you can expect from us:
- Outdoor Coverage Demo. Here, you will see how our innovative and cost-effective 2G/3G/4G cellular base station, CWS, enables connectivity everywhere from cities and towns to the most remote regions of the world! It’s the smallest in the industry too.
- Indoor/enterprise Coverage Demo. We will demonstrate how virtualization enables agility, simplification, seamless handovers, QoE, and even network slicing for people and things to stay connected. All of this is enabled by our fully virtualized HetNet Gateway (HNG).
- Public Safety LTE end-to-end. We will demonstrate how networks can migrate from LMR/PMR/P25/TETRA to LTE at a much lower cost and accelerated timeline!
- Big Data Demo: We will show you how you can get the BI from your networks and the cloud to make your infrastructure agile and profitable, all while giving your end users the experience they desire.
How different are these wireless solutions as compared to others in its class?
Deliver any G coverage at 60% lower CAPEX and OPEX and on accelerated 10 times timeline with the only available solution that can provide any G simultaneously for any new coverage use case from outdoor to indoor.
Reduce your site footprint and cost including lowering power consumption to reduce your OPEX by more than half by connecting the unconnected or addressing low ARPU markets
- INSTALL in hours not days with flexibility of choosing what is available for backhaul & power
- automate ongoing maintenance at no additional cost
Extend your investments with our 5G-ready architecture: by integrating ANY G, ANY Haul, ANY SON, ANY Slice, ANY Service on the same solution, you can provide any G access and seamlessly switch on future G capabilities at your own pace and budget with a simple software upgrade. As a result, this will help you be profitable by delivering outdoor, indoor or specialized coverage.
As an industry player, what does your company think of the future of 5G/Broadband?
Asia is on the cusp of experiencing 5G technology. A number of recent developments suggest that Asia may witness one of the earliest rollout of the commercial 5G services – the much-awaited fifth generation telecommunication technology. Unlike previous technologies, 5G is not just about higher speed. It brings a unique combination of ultra-high-speed broadband speed of 10Gbps with a latency of less than a millisecond. This opens up a host of new use cases, including real-time monitoring, autonomous driving, remote surgery and more. When compared to 4G technology, 5G networks would be much more pervasive, offer much higher speed, and will be able to support a plethora of devices.
Given the high-speed, reach and capacity it promises, 5G is likely to be used in almost all business verticals extensively. From smart cities to smart transportation, 5G will add a new dimension to living in a highly connected ecosystem, with enhanced automation, monitoring, and tracking. With low latency, 5G will further increase the use of technology in critical areas like healthcare, public security, management of city and warfare. With better reach, 5G will enable data surfing at any altitude, any terrain, crowded or secluded places.
But the present-day monolithic and hardware-centric networks are not capable of meeting the demands of 5G network. The all-pervasive networks of the future – which will support billions of things – need to be agile, flexible and easily scalable. Innovative technologies, which enable these changes, will need to be implemented for the successful rollout of 5G.
Network Function Virtualization, which is based on decoupling hardware from software, brings down the need for proprietary hardware and significantly brings down the cost. Technologies like NFV and Software Defined Networks (SDN) provide software-based network architecture which is easy to deploy. They also allow for faster and easier rollout of services and are cost-effective as well.
Heterogeneous networks (HetNets) is another cost-effective yet efficient technology that allows different telecom network technologies – such as 2G, 3G, 4G and LTE-A – to work in the same ecosystem, a key feature of the 5G services. HetNets extensively use small cells to densify the network for better coverage and speeds.
The rollout of 5G services requires massive investment in infrastructure to make it commercially and technologically viable. Mobile operators across Asia will invest billions in network infrastructure in the next few years, and a significant slice of the budget will go to 4G network upgrades. A portion will also go into 5G trials and commercial launches. The telcos in the region will do well to explore newer technology concepts, such as NFV, to ensure that the networks are ready to turn exciting 5G use cases into reality.
Keen to find out more about Parallel Wireless’s offerings? Visit Parallel Wireless at CommunicAsia (Marina Bay Sands Singapore) from 26-28 June 2018! View the full list of exhibitors here.