Parallel Wireless adds 2G capabilities to 3G/4G end-to-end SDR: Page 2 of 2

November 02, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Parallel Wireless, Inc., has announced the addition of 2G capabilities to their end-to-end cellular network technology. This will bring network virtualization principles (NFV) to 2G/GSM to reduce cost and complexity of rolling out or expanding 2G networks while enabling cost-effective migration to 3G/4G.

Since all traffic, licensed or unlicensed, is orchestrated by HetNet Gateway's virtualized real-time 2G/3G/4G SON, this system allows end-users to switch between cellular and Wi-Fi technologies automatically without impacting their experience.

Through HNG's Network Function Elimination (NFE) approach, operators can combine 2G, 3G, 4G gateway functionalities on one platform to simplify deployment and maintenance of any G networks. Real-time SON on HetNet Gateway automates ongoing maintenance via self-optimization capabilities.

Easy installation and the ability to run 2G/3G/4G on one system along with flexible in-band relay/meshing backhaul reduces operators' CAPEX. Lowest power consumption and network automation reduces OPEX, so operators can increase profitability throughout the entire network lifecycle.

Rajesh Mishra, Founder and CTO, Parallel Wireless, said: "As part of our mission to connect the unconnected and improve people's lives, providing reliable, cost-effective 2G coverage is essential. By adding 2G capabilities to our solution, we can now offer cost savings and network simplification for any G cellular network to make it economically viable for operators to connect the unconnected. With the ability to cost-effectively upgrade from 2G to 4G, this solution also creates a network architecture that is 5G-ready today."

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