Parallel Wireless expands open RAN R&D centres

Parallel Wireless expands open RAN R&D centres

14 September 2021 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Open RAN software company Parallel Wireless is expanding its R&D in centres in India, Israel, the US and the UK

The company says that this follows a doubling in size of its global team in engineering, IT, quality assurance, and programme and project management.

Parallel Wireless president Keith Johnson said: “With state-of-the-art open RAN research and development centres across the globe, we are disrupting the future of mobile wireless networks by enabling mobile network operator customers to offer cost-effective, easily scalable, all-G broadband connectivity.”

That “all-G” refers to Parallel Wireless’s plans to offer open RAN solutions for companies using 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G technology.

In India, Parallel Wireless has open RAN R&D centres in Pune and Bangalore, focused on development and testing of cloud-native RAN intelligent controllers and other technology including O-RAN Alliance compliant radios.

The company has 5G labs and testing capabilities in the Israeli city of Kfar Saba, where staff are working on 4G and 5G engineering, cloud-native software development and testing, as well as artificial intelligence for 5G.

Parallel Wireless has a new open RAN office and lab in Bristol, in the west of England – next door to a large BT office in the city centre.

The team there concentrates on wireless infrastructure product architecture, design, implementation and integration and has a specialisation in high performance commercial-off-the-shelf compute platforms and applications.

The company’s corporate headquarters are in Nashua, New Hampshire, just outside Boston, Massachusetts. There it has an open RAN testing facility, designed to bring a broad ecosystem of suppliers for hardware and software together to ensure interoperability and state-of-the art mobile networks.