Parallel Wireless, Inc looking forward to enable the Indian operators to cost-effectively connect the unconnected and to provide solutions for coverage and capacity in both rural and urban environment.
Parallel Wireless’ All-G technology supports service providers in streamlining the network and bringing down operational cost by enabling them to provide any Gs, 2G, 3G, 4G or upcoming 5G, from the same infrastructure. This helps the service providers to cost-effectively extend coverage and capacity in both the rural and urban environment.
At a time when cut-throat competition in the Indian market is forcing telecom service providers to cut margins, network solutions like All-G bring hope for service providers by helping them lower cost and freeing up resources for network expansion in rural areas.
The All G technology allows service providers to reconfigure the hardware-based 2G and 3G networks to shift to a software-run system and also support new communication standards such as 4G and 5G on the same system. This feature helps operators to get the most out of their network assets and harness the cloud to future-proof their networks. This approach helps telecom companies drastically reduce costs as well.
In India, Parallel Wireless is already working with major telecom companies and continues to increase its footprint in the country across different segments – virtualized network, small cell deployment, among others – and All G technology would power it to establish it as an end-to-end software-based solution provider in the country.
PW’s software-driven virtualized network solution is already making waves globally:
- Vodafone successfully conducted pilot using Parallel Wireless’ solutionto run 2G, 3G an 4G on the same platform. “It actually works and has the potential to deliver the savings,” says Yago Tenorio, Head of Network Strategy & Architecture, Vodafone.
- MTN is planning to deploy a Parallel Wireless solution(based on Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project specifications) as it is more cost-effective than traditional technology for bringing coverage to rural and ultra-rural locations.
- Wisconsin-based Cellcom has selected Parallel Wirelessfor their network expansion to connect both consumer and business subscribers
- One of the largest service providers in the world, Telefonica has successfully conducted pilot with Parallel Wirelessto provide connectivity in remote areas as part of their initiative, Internet Para Todos (translated as Internet for All).
Parallel Wireless’ virtualized network solutions have been very effective in markets like Africa and Latin America, where due to low Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) telecom operators were reluctant to extend network coverage in rural areas. Operators in these regions have successfully utilized Parallel Wireless’ new approach to rollout 2G services, and also cost-effectively upgrade to 3G and 4G connectivity, as and when their subscribers are ready. They have been able to do so without making massive investment in upgrading networks.
India, with over 60% of its mobile users still on 2G network, would require massive investments in network upgrades if it has to shift a large population to 3G and 4G networks. However, they can leverage PW’s virtualized network solution to bridge the digital divide without incurring substantial capital expenditure and at the same time ensure their network are future ready for 4G and 5G.
Rajesh Mishra, Co-founder, President and CTO, Parallel Wireless
“With urban subscription at 160% and rural subscription at 60%, the urban-rural divide in India is too stark to be overlooked by the telecom service providers. At the same time, the operators need to prepare the networks for 5G. With our virtualized All G technology, service providers can cost-effectively expand their networks in rural areas and also future-proof their investments for new-age technologies. It is also an opportunity for the service providers to unify and simply their networks for improved customer experience, better efficiency and reduced operational cost.”