Druid signs with Pierson, Winncom for CBRS-based private LTE deployments
Private cellular network vendor Druid Software has announced new distribution deals for its private LTE core networking solution in the US with Nebraska-based network engineering firm Pierson Wireless and Ohio-based network distributor Winncom Technologies. Both firms will sell the Irish firm’s RAEMIS core networking platform for OnGo branded deployments in CBRS spectrum in the US, targeting the healthcare, education, and manufacturing sectors.
Druid Software has been busy in the old CBRS band, at 3.55-3.7 GHz, newly available for LTE network deployments using privately licensed and shared-spectrum, particularly in the healthcare and education sectors as the Cobid-19 shutdown has forced communities online.
It has a deal with Corning to provide a one-stop-shop for US enterprises planning to deploy OnGo-branded networks. Their package covers service and support, and relieves enterprises of integrating network components, they said. The RAEMIS platform has also featured in a new LTE deployment by systems integrator RF Connect for community healthcare company Memorial Health System in Illinois.
The setup enables connectivity for healthcare devices that would normally attach to an indoor network. Besides, Druid Software has various Industry 4.0-focused deals in Europe, notably with the Port of Rotterdam. The RAEMIS core network can be deployed with a variety of LTE and 5G radio products, supporting licensed, unlicensed, and shared-spectrum. The firm cited “unique features” for fixed-wireless access and mission critical communications.
Tadhg Kenny, senior vice president of marketing for Druid Software, said: “Pierson Wireless has a wealth of experience in delivering cellular solutions for US carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US cellular. With OnGo private LTE, it is now bringing that experience to its dedicated cloud native or edge OnGo service for customers that need reliable data.”
Roderick Maddox, network director for Pierson Wireless, said: “The open architecture, simple deployment and scalability of the RAEMIS platform position it well for our private LTE network business. Having the support of the Druid team ensures we can provide a high performing network solution to customers of all sizes at a competitive price point.”
Chris Moore, the firm’s vice president of sales in North America, said of the Winnconn deal: “Winncom has a very skilled team that can provide value added distribution, support and training to empower wireless internet service providers to quickly deploy LTE and 5G services where they are needed.”
Igor Kurochkin, vice president of global vendor management at Winncom Technologies, said: “The ability to easily and quickly deliver high speed data is more important than ever post Covid. Our customers are keen to innovate with the new Band 48 licenses available to address the many use cases and areas in the US that need high speed broadband for home workers and students.”