Canada's Ice Wireless Deploys Software-Defined Radio-based vRAN for Rural Broadband

Canada's Ice Wireless Deploys Software-Defined Radio-based vRAN for Rural Broadband Image Credit: Parallel Wireless

Ice Wireless, Canada's wireless and wireline service provider has deployed Parallel Wireless' IP-based virtualized RAN (vRAN) for the expansion of wireless broadband services to consumers and businesses in Canada's most remote Arctic communities.

Parallel Wireless said its Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) based network solution enabled Ice Wireless to deploy coverage on an accelerated timeline, delivering consumer service offerings by utilizing any available transport and consuming minimum power for significant OPEX savings.

This self-configuring and self-optimizing technology combines Parallel Wireless HetNet Gateway (HNG) with Parallel Wireless Converged Wireless System (CWS) base stations.

The sites will fully utilize the Software-Defined Radio (SDR) capability of the technology to incorporate both 3G and 4G/LTE into a single integrated solution that delivers the smallest site footprint.

Samer Bishay, President & CEO, Tristel & Ice Wireless
Our decision to partner with Parallel Wireless was driven by our joint vision of connecting the unconnected. We are committed to providing our customers - regardless of location - with the best possible communications experience so they can continue to thrive. 

Steve Papa, Founder and CEO, Parallel Wireless 
They are missing out on the ways the Internet helps to connect with family and friends, get education, run businesses, acquire better career opportunities, enjoy entertainment and much more. The remote users want the entire Internet experience, not just a sliver of it.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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