Feb 2, 2018, Koror, Republic of Palau PT Waves, Palau’s second mobile operator, is now live! PT Waves is a new low-cost mobile operator leveraging Fairwaves technology to empower residents and visitors of Palau. Thanks to Fairwaves low-cost technology and a turn-key approach the network was built for maybe 5x less than traditional solutions and

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  • XTRX crowdfunding campaign has started!

    We’ve just launched our crowdfunding campaign for the XTRX SDR on Crowd Supply! XTRX is a tiny miniPCIe embedded versatile SDR. Up to 120MSPS 2×2 MIMO; 10 MHz – 3.7 GHz Rx/Tx range; built-in GPSDO and much more. Please visit https://www.crowdsupply.com/fairwaves/xtrx to participate! During the campaign you can get XTRX only for $199 – less than many

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  • Meet Fairwaves at the 2nd OpenCellular workshop

    We are glad to announce that Fairwaves will be presenting at the second Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenCellular workshop. The event is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya on the 19 and 20th of June 2017. The workshop will include hands-on demos of the latest hardware, keynote addresses and deployment stories. OpenCellular is an open source

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  • MWC’17 – Happy New Mobile Year!

    From 27th February to 2nd March 2017, come and meet us in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. where we’ll be showcasing our latest achievements in technology and business. MWC with its festive spirit is a right time to announce something good. So we’re pleased to say about our collaboration with Facebook and other members of

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    Fairwaves collaborates with Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Facebook to develop the OpenCellular wireless platform; becomes an OEM and distributor of OpenCellular

    Sample TIP members, source: www.telecominfraproject.com/members/ Fairwaves is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Facebook to develop the OpenCellular open source wireless platform. Fairwaves is taking a key role in designing the new OpenCellular LTE base station, as well as in an ongoing work to improve existing OpenCellular GSM base

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  • Journey to GSM. Part 2. Installation

    To begin with the exercise, we need to install hardware and software components. First of all, we need to be sure that our computer and SDR board know each other. For that purpose, it’s necessary to install Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) Hardware Driver (UHD) and UmTRX module to that driver on our machine. UHD

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  • Journey to GSM. Part 1. Introduction

    In this series of articles with the codename “Journey to GSM”, we would like to familiarize any IT enthusiast with the technology we use everyday – Global System for Mobile communications (GSM). The main purpose of these articles is to introduce and demystify GSM and Software Defined Radio (SDR) technologies to a wide audience of

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  • How the AK-47 inspired the design of the Fairwaves UmSITE

    The Fairwaves UmSITE series is unique both in functionality and the way it looks. This is not an accident. Being Russians we borrowed a lot of the design principles from the AK-47. UmSITE-TM3, a GSM base station, has been installed all over the world after its release one year ago and are now present on five

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  • How to get 3G working on the UmTRX

    Introduction Recently, our engineers made a patch for OpenBTS-UMTS that allows to launch UMTS-3G network on UmTRX hardware. In this article you will find all the details. Scroll down to see video how it works! OpenBTS-UMTS (http://openbts.org/w/index.php?title=OpenBTS-UMTS) is a Linux-based application that uses a software radio to present a UMTS network to any standard 3G

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    Has the Time Arrived for White Boxes in Wireless Infrastructure?

    In a post over on the Lime Microsystems blog, Paul Dillien notes how white box and bare metal switches are being used to reduce costs in wired networks, while offering the opportunity to bring independence from vendor lock-in. Before then going on to suggest that, “lessons from these applications point the way for a similar

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