ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Federated Wireless, the industry leading shared spectrum technology provider, and Packet, the leading platform for Bare Metal automation, announced collaboration aimed at delivering IoT, Private LTE and 5G solutions for the emerging shared spectrum enterprise and carrier markets. Together, the companies will provide comprehensive integrated solutions for commercialization of the 3.5 GHz CBRS band in the U.S. for large-scale 4G and 5G wireless deployments.
“Next generation 4G and 5G wireless networks will require both bare metal performance and access to greater levels of capacity to meet traffic and service quality demands,” said Iyad Tarazi, CEO of Federated Wireless. “Through our work with Packet we are expanding our heritage of shared spectrum enablement all the way to the network edge, allowing customers to strike the balance of capacity and performance required to extend their IoT ecosystems, while reducing costs and time-to-deployment.”
Federated Wireless is at the forefront of shared spectrum technology, announcing earlier this week plans to roll out initial commercial CBRS service in close to 16,000 nationwide sites starting in Q4 2018. The Federated Wireless Spectrum Controller delivers CBRS spectrum sharing as a cloud service for efficiency, scale, and ease of deployment. Together, Federated Wireless and Packet are innovating to meet enterprise customer demand for robust, integrated 4G and 5G solutions for Private LTE.
Packet is widely known for its developer-friendly cloud, which is available in 18 global locations and supports over 60,000 bare metal installs each month. In addition to its public cloud, the company offers a popular Private Deployment product targeted at SaaS companies and enterprises that want to take advantage of customized infrastructure with the automation and operational benefits of a public cloud.
Packet’s combination of flexible bare metal automation and focus on carrier-grade networking features has positioned it at the center of edge computing innovation. Central to Packet’s mission is delivering a diversity of hardware options (x86 and ARM) and working directly with global suppliers to accelerate the availability of hardware innovation. The company is rapidly expanding its edge computing presence with some 50 new sites under development.
The combined platforms offer many benefits:
- Dedicated, distributed compute and networking – including inside the customer premises
- Ultra-low-latency, and automation at the hardware component level
- Supporting a diversity of hardware ecosystems (x86 and ARM)
- Plans for multi-cloud integration (Azure and GCP)
- Support for open source platforms
“We have the ability to reinvent the service provider model and deliver dynamic ‘one button’ containerized infrastructure automation on bare metal that is designed for distributed high demand network requirements,” noted Ihab Tarazi, Packet CTO. “This is a fundamental re-architecture of edge computing to support the shift in enterprise applications, as well as new IoT and 5G platforms.”
About Federated Wireless
Federated Wireless is leading the wireless industry through the shared spectrum revolution, eliminating the decades-old problem of spectrum scarcity. The Company offers the industry’s only end-to-end Spectrum Controller, enabling government and commercial users to securely share the same spectrum band. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Federated Wireless is removing the multi-billion dollar price tag associated with spectrum access, allowing for the creation of new wireless carriers and business models. For more information, please visit: www.federatedwireless.com.
Packet is out to Build a Better Internet™ by helping to make infrastructure a competitive advantage for the leading companies of the world. The Company’s approach is simple and flexible: Packet handles the muck of automating and lifecycling infrastructure no matter what it is, where it lives, or who owns it, so customers can inject their opinion into the entire stack, without having to do it all themselves. The Company prides itself on its core values: in doing well by doing good, in the importance of open source and the value of healthy ecosystems, and in infrastructure as a craft, not a commodity. For more information, please visit: www.packet.net.