Quebec, QC, Canada, February 7th, 2018 – NuRAN Wireless Inc. (CSE: NUR) (OTC: NRRWF) is pleased to announce that its LiteCell 1.5 has been selected by the GSMA to be prominently featured in the Humanitarian Innovation Showcase at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world’s largest mobile industry conference.
NuRAN’s LiteCell 1.5 has been selected by the GSMA, the trade body representing the interests of over 800 mobile network operators worldwide and the organizer of Mobile World Congress, to be highlighted in the Humanitarian Innovation showcase, located in the Innovation City. This exhibit aims to present cutting-edge hardware demonstrations of mobile services that impact lives in a humanitarian context. The visitors will be invited to engage in a 360-degree virtual reality experience providing interactive content about the different mobile services highlighted. NuRAN’s LiteCell 1.5 will be showcased in a video on how its base stations can restore telecommunications in critical times such as after natural or man-made disasters in a timely manner and using the most basic means. Other hardware solutions selected to be highlighted in this showcase include Nokia Saving Lives, Pawame, Ericsson’s Connect to Learn and X’s (formerly Google X) Project Loon.
NuRAN’s base stations are a perfect fit for these type of situations and have been used previously to restore telecommunications in many humanitarian crises such as after the hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines, for search and rescue operations after the avalanches in January 2017 in Italy and to locate missing hikers in the Scandinavian wilderness. It has also contributed to fighting against illegal logging in Brazil and poaching of endangered species in Africa by being used as a machine-to-machine network.
“We are very happy to have been selected by the GSMA and to be included in a group which includes Google, Nokia and Ericsson. This type of exposure will certainly continue to increase the profile for NuRAN and our LiteCell , not only as a great product for disaster relief but additionally a great product to get people in remote and rural areas connected.” stated Maxime Dumas, Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at NuRAN Wireless.
NuRAN Wireless will also have its own presence at Mobile World Congress where it will showcase its own product line and the base stations designed in the context of the Facebook-lead Telecom Infra Project’s OpenCellular initiative, namely the OC-LTE, OC-2G and OC-SDR. NuRAN’s booth is located inside the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation (Quebec Government) Pavilion at #7M11.
Mobile World Congress is the largest annual gathering of the mobile industry, with over 108 000 attendees in 2017. The 2018 edition will focus on how mobile is creating a socio-economic impact and is shaping a better future for everyone. It will be presented at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona from February 26th to March 1st.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
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