Telefonica selects Parallel Wireless vRAN solution for trials

Telecom network operator Telefonica has selected Parallel Wireless vRAN solution for trials to cost-effectively enable digital services in dense urban and remote areas in European and Latin American markets.

Telefonica has evaluated vRAN solution from Nokia, Huawei and Ericsson before finalizing Parallel Wireless as the technology vendor for trials.

The virtualized technology will connect the unconnected on accelerated timeline while meeting national and local regulatory requirements.

The solution will change the economics of bringing the wireless coverage and eliminate the majority of deployment challenges by enabling flexible backhaul and ease of install and maintenance through automation.

The features of the solution include ease of installation, backhaul flexibility, resilient wireless mesh and real-time network orchestration.

“Low-cost wireless coverage will fuel economic growth, improve infrastructure, and reduce costs for consumers ensuring access to connectivity with the best technology and leaving nobody behind,” said Steve Papa, founder and CEO of Parallel Wireless.

Recently, Telefonica announced video services in seven new Latin American markets in 2016, which will mainly be VoD (video on demand) services and linear television channels.

Telefonica, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, has presence in 21 countries and more than 320 million subscribers.