10 March 2023
Reliance Jio subsidiary Radisys has acquired fixed wireless access (FWA) specialists Mimosa Networks for US$60 million from Airspan Networks, to move to accelerate Jio’s telecom network product development.
Mimosa’s 56 employees will be kept on by Radisys.
“Over the years, our collaboration with Airspan has resulted in groundbreaking architectures for high-speed connectivity for both the end user and for backhaul applications,” said Reliance Jio president Mathew Oommen. “The acquisition of Mimosa will further accelerate Jio’s innovation and leadership in the production of telecom network products that deliver value to consumers and enterprises across the globe with cost-effective, rapidly deployable fixed and mobile broadband.”Find out more
20 December 2022
With a near 50% penetration rate by 2028, 5G is set to become the leading mobile technology in Southeast Asia and Oceania, while fixed wireless access (FWA) is predicted to rise globally, driven by an accelerated push in the region, according to a new report from Ericsson.
Ericsson’s Mobility Report November 2022 states that most major operators in the region are expected to have begun offering commercial 5G services by the end of 2028 and, collectively, have some 620 million 5G subscribers, up from forecasts of almost 30 million for 2022.Find out more
05 December 2022
The challenge of densification
More than 700 million people living in cities across India depend on their smartphones to connect to the internet for work, leisure, education, medical support and more.
In recent years, mobile data usage has exploded in India’s urban centres: in 2021, demand for 4G data increased by 31%. Currently the average consumption is 17Gb per user per month and growing. With the move to 5G, demand for data will increase at an even faster pace.
MNOs in cities usually pursue network densification efforts to support growing demand, minimize network congestion and maintain customer quality of service (QoS). However, adding new infrastructure is challenging in crowded public spaces where network capacity shortages are also increasingly common.Find out more
05 December 2022
Bridging the digital divide
As part of Indian Railways’ RailWire initiative to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban parts of the country, RailTel in partnership with Tata Trusts and Tejas Networks implemented a high-speed wireless broadband solution at 4,000+ railway stations across India.
The main challenge was to provide reliable connectivity to thousands of remote stations to backhaul WiFi and other traffic. The solution needed be simple, cost-effective yet robust and scalable so that it can be easily replicated across all railway stations. The flexibility to add new services, technologies and scaling to higher capacities was also required.Find out more