Radisys LTE Solutions Enable Rivada Networks’ Technology to Dynamically Allocate Excess Spectrum for Public Safety Networks
Radisys’ unique combination of carrier-grade hardware, software and services take Rivada’s Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage (DSA) innovation from concept to reality
HILLSBORO, OR, U.S. – March 27, 2013 – Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure solutions, and Rivada Networks, a leading public safety communications company, today announced that Radisys’ complete end-to-end LTE network solutions and Professional Services have enabled Rivada Networks’ Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage (DSA) innovation. DSA, developed for the public safety market, is the first solution to enable the allocation of excess spectrum resources to other network providers on a real-time basis. For the standards-based network, Radisys leveraged its award-winning Trillium® TOTALeNodeB™ and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) software, carrier-grade COM Express platform and Professional Services. Radisys is the only company with hardware, software and LTE integration expertise all in-house, enabling the delivery of a pre-integrated solution that reduced Rivada’s integration risk and time to market significantly.
“Rivada Networks has opened a new chapter in the history of public safety communications,” said Declan Ganley, CEO, Rivada Networks. “Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage unlocks the potential for supply and demand economics to bolster the quality and coverage of wireless broadband services. The technology is a market-changing breakthrough with serious potential to improve cellular communication networks and public safety communications capabilities, and our collaboration with Radisys has enabled us to bring this exciting technology to market.”
The U.S. public safety market is evolving rapidly with the introduction of LTE networks. The industry is transitioning to a combination of private and public networks, all with available spectrum that often goes unused. Rivada’s DSA innovation allows unused spectrum to be easily reallocated across networks to where it’s needed most by combining prioritization of users on the network with a real-time auctioning process. Deployment of DSA will lead to a new approach in how network operators use and charge for their network resources. Operators will be able to apply varying levels of priority to every user on the network and charge users based on demand, opening up the market for innovative business models. Radisys is providing the test network to demonstrate the viability of this industry-first solution.
“We’ve developed a ground-breaking technology that enables operators to loan out their unused spectrum to other overloaded networks, thereby enabling efficient spectrum use for the public safety industry,” said Clint Smith, CTO, Rivada Networks. “We invest significantly in R&D activities annually and DSA development has been a flagship research project for Rivada. Only Radisys was able to help us bring this technology to market with its unique ability to deliver a complete standards-based network and real-world LTE expertise to get us from DSA theory to a working network on a tight timeline and with minimized risk.”
Radisys built the network using its field-proven, standards-compliant LTE solutions and ruggedized COM Express modules. It includes LTE eNodeB, Mobility Management Entity, Packet Gateway and Serving Gateway, ensuring interoperability across the network.
“Rivada turned to Radisys because it needed a fast, standards-based solution to productize its spectrum sharing concept,” said Todd Mersch, senior director product line management, Software and Solutions, Radisys. “Our Professional Services team is at the forefront of LTE technology innovation, and was able to work closely with Rivada Networks’ R&D department, quickly grasping the concept and delivering an end-to-end LTE network that met all requirements. We are the only company that has in-house all of the necessary hardware, software and services to deliver a pre-integrated solution, completely eliminating our clients’ integration challenges of schedule and cost overruns.”
Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace and defense applications. Radisys’ market-leading ATCA, MRF (Media Resource Function) and COM Express platforms coupled with world-renowned Trillium software, services and market expertise enable customers to bring high-value products and services to market faster with lower investment and risk. Radisys solutions are used in a wide variety of 3G & 4G / LTE mobile network applications including: Radio Access Networks (RAN) solutions from femtocells to picocells and macrocells, wireless core network applications, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and policy management; conferencing and media services including voice, video and data, as well as customized mobile network applications that support the aerospace and defense markets.
About Rivada Networks
Rivada Networks is a leading designer, integrator and operator of wireless, interoperable public safety communications networks. We provide advanced communications solutions to the public safety community at local, state and federal levels. Through our innovative public safety communications solutions, Rivada is able to address the limitations of existing public safety networks through the use of cellular networks and the latest in LTE infrastructure delivering state of the art capabilities to public safety users.
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