World’s First Virtualized Open RAN to Deliver Profitability and Cost-effectively Enable 4G Expansion and Migration to 5G
Parallel Wireless, Inc., the leader in providing the world’s first software-based unified end-to-end ALL G network solution (2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G) and Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), have entered into a strategic partnership to provide network infrastructure for CCA’s carrier members, meant 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.
The 2019 Statista report showed that only 78% of US rural population had access to the Internet, comparing to 92% in urban areas, economic and technical challenges contributing to the digital divide. The cost of deployment, access to spectrum, equipment interoperability and high operational cost in low density areas also played a role.
With the need to expand the 4G network and with 5G on the horizon, rural carriers were looking for cost-effective network solutions that would improve their business models and help them to not only survive but also thrive.
The key goal of CCA and Parallel Wireless’s strategic partnership was 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, according to CCA.
“CCA is pleased to partner with Parallel Wireless to provide our members with a fully-virtualized 4G and 5G Open RAN solution that is flexible and optimized for cost-effective rural coverage,” said Steven K. Berry, the President & CEO of CCA.
“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 said, “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.”
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