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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  • 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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    Multi-BTS with Osmocom and a single UmTRX

    The UmTRX platform that is at the heart of Fairwaves base stations was designed from the outset to have two fully independent transceivers. Since this would mean that we could hit the dual-ARFCN (channel) sweetspot for many target use cases and have a clear advantage over single transceiver solutions, some of which are able to

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    UmSITE passes temperature tests with flying colours

    Fairwaves base stations are designed from the outset with harsh environments in mind, benefiting from industrial-grade components and features selected to ensure that they still work reliably at extreme temperatures, and come rain or shine. This is vital when deployed as part of solutions that offer zero maintenance, with remote configuration and support. In a

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