Parallel claims first virtualised open RAN to enable 4G expansion and migration to 5G
Parallel Wireless, Inc., a specialist in providing software-based, unified, end-to-end ALL G network solution (2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G) and Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), have announced a strategic partnership. They aim to provide network infrastructure for CCA’s carrier members to cost-effectively accelerate and enable their 4G expansion and 5G network migration to better serve rural America, businesses and consumers. Parallel Wireless also is a CCA associate member.
According to the 2019 Statista report, only 78% of the US rural population has access to the Internet, comparing to 92% in urban areas. There are economical and technical challenges that contribute to this digital divide, including cost of deployment, access to spectrum, equipment interoperability and high operational cost in low density areas.
With the need to expand the 4G network and with 5G on the horizon, rural carriers are looking for cost-effective network solutions that will improve their business models and help them to not only survive but also thrive.
A key goal of CCA and Parallel Wireless’s strategic partnership is to provide CCA’s members with cost-effective solutions to close this digital divide — not only to begin experiencing cost savings and operational efficiency, but also to future-proof their networks for 5G and adapt to policy and regulations changes.
Steven K. Berry, president & CEO of CCA says, “CCA is pleased to partner with Parallel Wireless to provide our members with a fully-virtualised 4G and 5G Open RAN solution that is flexible and optimised for cost-effective rural coverage. The goal is to help smaller carriers reduce deployment cost, increase revenues, provide ubiquitous connectivity for their customers, whether businesses or individuals, and get their networks ready for 5G, and we are delighted to work with Parallel Wireless in this special partnership.”
Steve Libbey, VP of Sales, Parallel Wireless adds, “We are excited to support CCA members by offering our innovative and cost-effective 4G and 5G solutions. We are confident that deployment of Parallel Wireless’s unique architecture can help bridge the digital divide and enable business transformation. We’re looking forward to continuing to support CCA and their members to help them achieve their business goals.”