CHICAGO, July 06, 2016 – ExteNet Systems, Inc. the leading independent provider of distributed networks enabling advanced wireless connectivity in North America, today announced its partnership with Great Northwest Woods Wireless, LLC (GNW), to bring 4G LTE services across underserved areas of New England.
Under the agreement, ExteNet will function as the lead infrastructure provider for GNW, and will provide a turnkey solution consisting of its Distributed Evolved Packet Core (EPC) integrated with Nokia’s Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment, to support a variety of advanced wireless service applications.
One of the first applications will be “carrier wholesale,” where GNW will offer services on behalf of other carriers to extend their service footprint via the GNW infrastructure. ExteNet’s solution will allow GNW to host multiple carriers on a common infrastructure, which will deliver operational and economic efficiencies. As part of the “carrier wholesale” application, GNW is planning to offer seamless roaming service to Sprint customers across the northern New England region. Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and data roaming services for other carriers are expected to be added soon.
“ExteNet’s track record with distributed networks speaks for itself. The flexibility and robustness of their EPC platform, especially when packaged and deployed as a turnkey solution, coupled with its attractive economics, were key factors in our decision to partner with ExteNet,” said Robert Parsloe, President and CEO of GNW. “This approach gives us great flexibility over the longer term for the opportunities we plan to address in our region.”
“We are extremely pleased to be working with an innovative provider like GNW and the ExteNet team is looking forward to helping GNW achieve its goals,” stated Jason Osborne, ExteNet’s Vice President of Business Development. “Customer feedback we have received validates the deployment flexibility our approach offers service providers and our focus remains on ensuring a simpler, feature-rich and more cost-effective model as compared to legacy network architectures.”
ExteNet’s distributed network architecture provides versatility and scalability to address the escalating need for smarter 5G ready networks. The distributed EPC functionality provides flexibility and enhanced performance to support a number of deployment options and use cases including, but not limited to, standalone rural networks, private and virtual private wireless networks, network expansion and wireless roaming, integrated LTE and Wi-Fi networks, neutral-host small cell networks and networks supporting the Internet of Things (IOT). The ability to operate with a RAN-agnostic partner like ExteNet enhances the flexibility and service options for a wide variety of rural carriers that need 4G-LTE networks today.
Visit LTE Service Architecture on ExteNet’s website for more information about the benefits of ExteNet’s Distributed EPC solution.
About ExteNet Systems, Inc.
Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks for use by wireless carriers and property owners in key markets. Using distributed antenna systems (DAS), remote radio heads (RRH), small cells, Wi-Fi, software-defined network (SDN) based Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and other technologies, ExteNet deploys solutions to enhance wireless service and network performance across both outdoor and indoor environments. Primary markets include outdoor distributed networks in a variety of densely occupied urban and suburban environments as well as selected rural areas, and various indoor properties, including sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, commercial office buildings, healthcare facilities and transit systems. For more information, please visit www.extenetsystems.com.
“ExteNet®” is a registered trademark of ExteNet Systems, Inc.
About Great Northwest Woods Wireless:
Great North Woods Wireless (GNW), a sister company of Wireless Partners, is a veteran owned, trusted, proven provider of carrier-grade wireless networks. GNW designs, builds, owns and operates advanced 4G cellular networks for unserved and underserved rural markets. Today, cellular communications is an essential part of everyday life. These essential services support better economic opportunities, safer communities, and provide high-speed broadband internet access.