The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA) ®, a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, today announced that NuRAN Wireless™ has joined the organization.
NuRAN Wireless is an established supplier of radio access solutions that decrease power consumption, CAPEX, and OPEX, making them ideal for users in rural and remote areas. NuRAN Wireless has been involved in TV white space (TVWS) trials, using the technology as a broadband Internet access technology for schools in developing countries, and as a Non Line-of-Site wireless backhaul solution for connecting small cell base stations in remote areas. Additionally, it has been collaborating with academic institutions, such as the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Montreal, Canada, which seeks to enhance spectrum sensing methods and radio access schemes targeting available white space spectrum.
After several years of innovation in software-defined radio technology for cognitive radio applications and in GSM networks for emerging markets, TVWS is a natural extension to our portfolio. TV white space is a remarkable technology to offer broadband Internet in under-served regions, as well as providing a low cost backhaul solution to deploy our GSM base stations in remote areas. We see the WhiteSpace Alliance as a strong partner to help us stay on top of the technological and regulatory developments in this critical area,” says Maxime Dumas, Head of Strategy and Business Development for NuRAN Wireless.
NuRAN’s membership in WhiteSpace Alliance is another example of the rapidly growing ecosystem of companies and organizations focusing upon TV white space and spectrum sharing to make robust broadband Internet and voice services widely available. WhiteSpace Alliance plays a leadership role in fostering development, testing and deployment of solutions based upon such intelligent spectrum management.
“We look forward to NuRAN’s active participation in the organization,” said Peter Flynn, External Affairs Director, WhiteSpace Alliance, and representative from Texas Instruments. “Through the collective contributions of our members, we are bringing the goal of broadband everywhere closer to reality.”
About WhiteSpace Alliance
The mission of the Whitespace Alliance (http://www.whitespacealliance.org/) is to promote the development, deployment and use of standards-based products and services as a means of providing broadband capabilities via WhiteSpace spectrum. By promoting the use of standards, the Alliance will enable companies to provide broadband connectivity at reasonable cost. The WSA will also act as an enabler of the emerging white spaces ecosystem by helping to put in place interoperability, conformance, and compliance testing to make sure that our member stakeholders get the needed information & collaborations to succeed both in the market place and with regulatory requirements. Interoperability specifications will allow multiple vendors to enter the market and help to reduce the costs for the consumers. WhiteSpace Alliance promotes the use of IEEE, 3GPP and IETF Standards for use in the WhiteSpaces.
* WSA is a registered trademark of the WhiteSpace Alliance
About NuRAN Wireless
NuRAN Wireless is a leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless solutions. Its innovative GSM, LTE, and TV White Space radio access network (RAN) products dramatically drop the total cost of ownership, thereby creating new opportunities for mobile network operators and internet service providers. Indoor coverage, rural communities, isolated villages, offshore platforms and ships, NuRAN Wireless reaches everyone, everywhere.