Vanu Intros Wireless Radio Solution to Help Operators Boost Services, Cut Costs

By Radhika Raghunath March 20, 2008
Massachusetts-based Vanu announced the launch of Anywave MultiRAN, a new radio infrastructure solution. The Anywave MultiRAN provides operators the advantages of a shared system and at the same time enables them to offer new services and gain competitive edge in the market.
The Anywave MultiRAN is a cellular system in the Radio Access Network (RAN) space and caters to the low Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) wireless markets. Shared markets offer companies significant cost advantages and enable them to enter the market in a shorter span of time. However companies lose the advantages that a traditional network offers like flexibility in offering differential services that help in gaining significant market share.
Vanu claims that its MultiRAN solution is the first product in the wireless industry to  combines the advantages of shared and traditional systems while eliminating the disadvantages inherent to both these models.
“Indian wireless operators face a unique combination of challenges: explosive growth coupled with a large rural population and some of the lowest ARPUs in the world,” said  Vanu Bose, the company’s CEO, in a statement.
Bose continued: “If each operator were to build out its own rural network with traditional technologies, it would be very hard for any of them to earn a return on their investment. Vanu's Anywave MultiRAN allows the individual carrier to provide service in these areas while reducing cost and maintaining competitive differentiation."
The Vanu Anywave system processes GSM, CDMA, iDEN etc entirely in software unlike single-purpose hardware found in traditional systems that tend to be more expensive. The Anywave system is the first U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-certified software radio. It is based on open standards servers rather than proprietary hardware.
The Anywave MultiRAN solution currently supports both the GSM as well as CDMA standards in the 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz bands. Through the MultiRAN solution, Vanu offers its customers a number of capabilities that are first of its kind in the market. These include standards independence (offers several communications standards on the same shared base-station), management control (gives service providers the same benefits as a dedicated network operators), CAPEX and OPEX savings (a single RAN used to serve multiple operators), and sustainable competitive advantage (operators have the flexibility to determine the technology roadmap that best suits their strategic vision).

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Radhika Raghunath is a contributing editor for IoTevolutionworld. To read more of Radhika’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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