Tarana Wireless

    About Tarana Wireless

    Welcome to Broadband Reinvented

    Most of the world still has inadequate access to fast, affordable broadband service. Closing this “digital divide” - present even in many developed economies (including the US) - is ever more urgent, as evolving modes of work, education, commerce, health care, and entertainment increase dependence on great connectivity.

    The divide persists because everything in the current access network toolbox has attributes that limit application scope. Fiber delivers great speeds but is costly and slow to deploy reliably outside of high-density markets that are a small fraction the world’s problem. Mobile networks serve smartphones well but rarely have the capacity to support many active households, which regularly consume 50x more traffic than a single smartphone user. Fixed wireless access (FWA) networks based on indoor Wi-Fi tech are initially easy to deploy but are severely limited by obstructions and unlicensed interference at scale. Exciting new LEO satellite networks are excellent for remote locations without infrastructure but will not have (even when fully deployed) enough capacity to serve mainstream markets.

    Recognizing the massive global scale of the opportunity to address these challenges, in 2009 Tarana’s founders embarked on a mission to design and develop an entirely new wireless broadband technology from scratch - completely rethinking air interface design, multi-antenna architecture, real-time signal processing algorithms, interference cancellation, custom ASICs, antenna intricacies, and cloud management. A dozen years and over $300M of investment later, our novel Gigabit 1 (G1) platform is now delivering a truly unique combination of reliable fiber-class access with the ease of macro-scale wireless deployment. G1 is the world’s first instance of next-generation FWA, powered by a number of industry firsts in radio network performance, interference cancellation, and cloud-based automation.

    We’ve built our platform company on a foundation of passion for deep innovation and tight focus on getting great things done. Our results speak for themselves: we’ve grown from 0 to over 180 customers in our first year of G1 sales, with hundreds more in the pipeline, including companies across the full spectrum of the industry - fiber builders, WISPs, and incumbent broadband providers - connecting businesses and consumers alike. We’ll collaborate with anyone working to make the digital divide a thing of the past. That’s our enduring mission - that’s Tarana!

    Tarana Wireless Products

    G1 Platform - Overcoming the Limitations of Traditional Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)

    The Gigabit 1 platform (G1) is powered by the results of more than 10 years of focused R&D, and crafted from its custom silicon up to its cloud-based service automation with a completely fresh approach to fixed wireless. Extensively validated by tier-1 operators and well proven in carrier scale networks, its fundamental advances in multi-radio performance completely transform the economics of delivering gigabit-class access. Utilizing new next-generation fixed wireless access (ngFWA) technology, it addresses the drawbacks of traditional fixed wireless access (FWA) - able to deliver fiber-class speeds, high capacity, near and non-line-of-sight capabilities, interference cancellation, quick time to market, cost efficiency, and more. The G1 platform features the base node (BN), remote node (RN), and Tarana Cloud Suite (TCS) for management.

    Our design for G1 combines the ease of mobile macro-cellular radio access network deployment with a simple network architecture common in fixed access. It’s all about keeping it simple. The G1 platform includes compact base nodes (BNs, each a single integrated package that includes antennas, PAs, several teraflops of digital signal processing, managed Ethernet switching, and 10G optical network interfaces) communicating with up to 256 similarly self-contained remote nodes (RNs, our “customer premise equipment”) per BN. RNs are powered over an Ethernet cable run into the structure they serve. Since fixed access-network endpoints don’t need to support mobility and roaming, our enhanced version of the simple TR101 Broadband Forum standard can be used to greatly simplify both RAN and back-end infrastructure (no painful 3GPP core complexity and expense involved here).

    Base Node (BN) - 5 GHz

    Operating in the unlicensed 5 GHz band, the base node (BN) serves as the main communication point for wireless broadband networks. Similar to a base station, a single BN can deliver up to 2.4 Gbps of capacity and support up to 250 clients. With four BNs deployed on a site, up to 9.6 Gbps of capacity and 1,000 clients is achievable. Long range and high capacity, even with obstructions and heavy interference, the G1 BN can be deployed rapidly and enable unprecedented market penetration at large scale for more efficient progress on digital divide initiatives.

    Base Node (BN) - 3 GHz

    Operating in the 3 GHz (CBRS) band, the base node (BN) serves as the main communication point for wireless broadband networks. Similar to a base station, a single BN can deliver up to 2.4 Gbps of capacity and support up to 250 clients. With four BNs deployed on a site, up to 9.6 Gbps of capacity and 1,000 clients is achievable. Long range and high capacity, even with obstructions and heavy interference, the G1 BN can be deployed rapidly and enable unprecedented market penetration at large scale for more efficient progress on digital divide initiatives.

    Remote Node (BN) - 5 GHz

    Operating in the unlicensed 5 GHz band, the remote node (RN) serves as the customer premises equipment (CPE) that is linked to the base node (BN). Able to deliver up to 800 Mbps per link, it's powered over Ethernet and runs complex algorithms that enable beamforming, interference canceling, and multipath signaling for nLoS/NLoS applications. The RN is compact, high speed, and a cost-effective alternative to fiber.

    Remote Node (BN) - 3 GHz

    Operating in the 3 GHz (CBRS) band, the base node (BN) serves as the main communication point for wireless broadband networks. Similar to a base station, a single BN can deliver up to 2.4 Gbps of capacity and support up to 250 clients. With four BNs deployed on a site, up to 9.6 Gbps of capacity and 1,000 clients is achievable. Long range and high capacity, even with obstructions and heavy interference, the G1 BN can be deployed rapidly and enable unprecedented market penetration at large scale for more efficient progress on digital divide initiatives.

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