NASHUA, N.H. – Apr. 11, 2016 – Parallel Wireless, Inc., the pioneer in making cellular network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi, today announced that its innovative HetNet solution has been selected by M1 Limited, Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, to support its WiFi-On-The-Go service as a part of the HetNet trial.
The mobile operators in Singapore are looking for innovative technologies to address spectrum scarcity as subscriber demand is growing rapidly with smartphone penetration reaching 130 devices per 100 people. Maximizing utilization of the spectrum and easing network congestion in areas with heavy human traffic is necessary to meet Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (iDA) vision of connecting the whole nation as a part of world’s-first Smart Nation initiative.
Parallel Wireless worlds-first on-Bus NFV-enabled HetNet technology, successfully trialed as a part of the HetNet trial in Singapore, changes the economics of pervasive mobile coverage with real-time HetNet orchestration, traffic prioritization made possible by HetNet Gateway (HNG). All bus riders receive seamless, high throughput connectivity from an on-bus multi-mode LTE/Wi-Fi Converged Wireless System (CWS) small cell with integrated backhaul including licensed assisted backhaul. By enabling carrier aggregation for backhaul, the end user throughput can be increased 10 times (up to 300 Mbps) allowing transit passengers to enjoy multimedia content without buffering.
Enabling Smart Cities represents a tremendous opportunity for businesses in Singapore and M1 is committed to providing wireless subscribers customers with solutions to stay always connected to the Internet via their mobile devices anywhere anytime with seamless connectivity. This breakthrough HetNet solution, enabled by Parallel Wireless vRAN architecture, allows M1 to better manage network demands, enable intelligent traffic steering and load balancing. Additionally, the network can seamlessly scale capacity up or down with intelligent traffic offload to address the changing usage patterns, while maintaining seamless end user Quality of Service. In the future, the same small cell can include M2M features to provide fleet management capabilities to transit companies.
"We are proud to support M1’s WiFi-On-The-Go service HetNet trial, Singapore’s first connected public bus service as a part of the iDA initiative to make Singapore the worlds-first Smart Nation." said Steve Papa, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Parallel Wireless. "Innovative operators like M1 are leading a market disruption in new growth areas such as enabling Smart Cities. Parallel Wireless’s cost-effective and efficient HetNet solution was designed to make this disruption a reality."
About M1 Limited:
M1 is Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over 2 million customers. Since the launch of commercial services in 1997, M1 has achieved many firsts, including the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus on network quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 links anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.m1.com.sg.
About Parallel Wireless
Parallel Wireless is reimagining the wireless infrastructure market, enabling carriers, public safety, and enterprise to deploy cellular networks as easy and as cost-effective as enterprise Wi-Fi. Currently, the company has been selected by the largest LTE provider in Europe and is engaged in many trials globally. Parallel Wireless’ innovation and excellence has been recognized with 15 industry awards and a nomination to the “Fierce 15” top emerging technology startups list. Connect with Parallel Wireless on LinkedIn and Twitter.