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NuRAN Wireless Unveils TIP's OpenCellular Base Station

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NuRAN Wireless announced the official introduction of OC-2G OpenCellular-based basestation, the third product to emerge from the Facebook lead Telecom Infra Project (TIP) initiative.

TIP's OpenCellular group which includes Facebook, Cavium, Keysight, Cisco, Telefonica, Intel and Nokia, last year announced OpenCellular, the software-defined open-source base station and cost-effective wireless access platform specifically designed to improve Internet and mobile connectivity in remote areas. 

OC-2G will be integrated with NuRAN's proprietary software stack and NuRAN's basestation controller in order to form a complete RAN solution for carriers looking to expand their footprint to communities of 400 to 1,500 inhabitants. 

The OC-2G basestation is a distinct and complementary product to the OC-SDR as it addresses smaller aggregations of population than OC-SDR, a flexible software-defined radio for which trial units are expected to be delivered to early adopters in the coming month.

NuRAN had announced being selected as OEM and ODM of the OC-SDR product, the first product to emerge from TIP, and the OC-LTE, a 4G basestation currently being designed by NuRAN with Cavium and Keysight and with expected trial units to be available during the third quarter of the year.

The hardware design of the system will be made available to the TIP OpenCellular group, an organization that aims to democratize the access to mobile connectivity in remote areas through the development of open source and low-cost wireless access platforms. 

NuRAN plans to deliver pre-productions units of OC-2G in August 2017 and production platforms are scheduled to be available in October 2017.

Martin Bedard, Co-CEO of NuRAN Wireless
By sharing our expertise established over the past 25 years, the OpenCellular project group is developing products which address the many needs for the world's unconnected. These new products are very complementary to our own LiteRAN 1.5 and further allow us to expand our reach by addressing market needs which may have otherwise been overlooked.

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

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn, Facebook 

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