Press Release: Open Range Communications Selects Wichorus Smart 4g Packet Core Solution For A 546 Community Network
WiChorus is recognized as a 4G Packet Core leader because of SmartCore’s unmatched performance, massive service flow capacity and unparalleled network optimization and content monetization capabilities. With this new 4G wireless network, Open Range will offer state-of-the-art 4G services to un-served and underserved customers across America.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Open Range Communications Selects Wichorus Smart 4g Packet Core Solution
For A 546 Community Network
WiChorus SmartCore Provides Foundation for Open Range Communications’ Operationally Efficient
and Open WiMAX Network
SAN JOSE, Calif. – September 10, 2009 – WiChorus, the wireless industry’s Smart 4G Packet Core leader,
today announced that it has been chosen by Open Range Communications Inc. to supply its SmartCore™
platform. WiChorus is recognized as a 4G Packet Core leader because of SmartCore’s unmatched
performance, massive service flow capacity and unparalleled network optimization and content
monetization capabilities. Open Range is the nation's largest Rural Utilities Service (RUS) borrower with a
deployment that will offer service to six million people in 546 rural communities across 17 states. With this
new 4G wireless network, Open Range will offer state-of-the-art 4G services to un-served and underserved
customers across America in the fourth quarter of this year.
“The Open Range business model has unique requirements for high operational network efficiency while
maintaining the quality and variety of advanced services that could be offered to our customers,” said Mike
McHale, chief operating officer of Open Range. “WiChorus SmartCore enables us to deploy an operationally-
efficient, open and advanced network for our customers.”
“Open Range has the vision of stimulating local development across United States by connecting more than
500 communities to the Internet-highway using 4G wireless technology,” said Rehan Jalil, president & CEO
of WiChorus. “We are delighted to contribute in accomplishing this vision by enabling an operationally
efficient 4G wireless network. WiChorus Smart 4G Packet Core solutions enable flexible deployment
models, open network architecture and network optimizations needed to build such a network.”
As the service-engine for 4G networks, the WiChorus SmartCore solution enables operators to offer a
uniform and comprehensive layer of services on access networks. SmartCore provides a key interface to
millions of constantly moving mobile devices with their multiple service flows to the IP world, managing
security, dynamic services, seamless mobility, paging, location tracking and dynamic charging. The
platform provides key analytics about the network and enforces cross-layer optimizations to reduce OPEX.
“There’s a natural tendency to focus on the radio elements of any wireless solution, but such ignores where
the real value is,” said Craig Mathias, a principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group.
“Real customer benefits and carrier competitive advantage are obtained via the ability to manage, control,
and provision services in the core of the carrier’s network. Open Range is catching a very important wave
here: one that will reshape how we look at – and what we get from – wireless networks going forward.”
WiChorus SmartCore platforms received USDA acceptance and ‘Buy American’ Status from USDA RUS
earlier in 2009.
About WiChorus. WiChorus is an industry leader in Smart 4G Packet Core infrastructure products. Its
purpose-built SmartCore platform’s unmatched performance with integrated content and network
intelligence enables operators to deploy smart HSPA, WiMAX and LTE networks, that optimize network
resources, deliver new revenue generating services and monetize the Internet. Headquartered in San Jose,
Calif. , WiChorus is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors like Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund, Pinnacle
Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. For more information, please visit www.wichorus.com
About Open Range Communications. Open Range is a broadband wireless provider using WiMAX
technology to deliver wireless broadband to un-served and underserved American communities. Open
Range plans to deliver portable and eventually mobile voice and Internet services to customers within its
robust WiMAX footprint. Within the next five years, Open Range intends to serve 546 communities, making
its services initially available to approximately six million people. Open Range’s wireless broadband network
solution will connect customers through licensed spectrum, enabling communities to improve safety,
economic growth, education, and quality of life and to remain competitive in the age of constant
communications. For more information, visit www.openrange.net.
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