Nashua headquartered Parallel Wireless, became the recipient of the 2017 AfricaCom
Most Innovative LTE Service/Application Deployment Award last night. The company, a
global leader in the wireless infrastructure market was deservedly recognised for its
ability to make LTE deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi.
For Africa, this means that economic empowerment is enabled by easily and cost
effectively connecting the unconnected. Telco operators have a one-stop solution to
deploy 2G, 3G and 4G capabilities with only one investment. This negates the need for
separate base-stations, the current situation in many parts of the continent. Parallel
Wireless’ solution allows for operators to upgrade from 2G to 3G or 4G simultaneously
on the same technology.
Added to this is the ease at which the solution can be installed and maintained, in
fact, communities themselves would be able to work alongside operators to manage
the installation and ongoing operations. This is a first in the world.
Further, the installation, does not require substantial power nor cooling cabinets or
servers, making it the most power-efficient solution on the market today.
By affording operators the opportunity to roll out cost effective connectivity to
communities – urban and rural – Parallel Wireless can help to connect the
approximate 4 billion unconnected in the world, especially for Africa though, this
means real economic inclusion and democracy.
Receiving the award, Yisrael Nov, VP of Sales, Parallel Wireless said: “We are
honoured to receive this award and thank the industry, and our customers for
recognising the scope and capability of this technology. To our team members, I would
like to extend a special note of gratitude for their continued hard work and dedication
to solving the world’s connectivity needs. We are looking forward to connecting the
African continent and empowering people and businesses to one another.’