Quebec, QC, and Barcelona, Spain, February 28th, 2017 – NuRAN Wireless Inc. (“NuRAN” or the “Corporation”) is showcasing the first open source platform originating from OpenCellular, known as Connect-1 SDR at its booth (#7H40) during the Mobile World Congress (“MWC”) currently being held in Barcelona, Spain. In November 2016, NuRAN was selected as the official distributor for OpenCellular.


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connect-1 SDR / opencellular prototype at MWC

Connect-1 SDR at MWC 2017


Facebook’s Open Cellular is a new open-source wireless access platform for remote areas. Nuran has worked closely with Facebook on the design of the platform for the past year.


As an invited speaker at the Telecom Infra Project (“TIP”) session hosted by Facebook during MWC on March 1st at 3:30pm at the XFN Event Space, Maxime Dumas, Head of Strategy and Business Development at NuRAN Wireless Inc. will provide updates on the status of the Connect-1 SDR development as well as the timing of the availability of the platform.


NuRAN has also been retained by Facebook for the newer OpenCellular platform made specifically for LTE. Following yesterday’s announcement that Cavium will be designing the digital portion of the platform, based on their OCTEON Fusion CNF7130 baseband processor , NuRAN will be designing the front-end section of the platform, effectively resulting in a complete, low-cost LTE base station. Details on the front-end design will also be presented by Maxime Dumas during the hosted session.




Mobile World Congress is hosted by the GSMA and is the largest mobile gathering in the world with over 100 000 attendees in 2016 and with even more people expected for this edition. It takes place at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona from February 27th to March 2nd 2017. For more information please visit


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