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Mobile Networks Reinvented

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Founded 2011

Albert Gardiner


Alexander Chemeris


Sergey Kostanbaev

Head of Engineering

About the Company

Fairwaves makes rural mobile coverage profitable. The company has built a unique technology that significantly lowers the cost of deploying and operating mobile networks in rural regions. Fairwaves is gaining a footprint in the telecommunications space by helping Mobile Network Operators (MNO) roll out mobile networks to reach up to 1.6 billion new customers.

About the Solution

In contrast to traditional mobile network solutions that are highly centralized, dependent upon backhaul and making heavy use of this, the Fairwaves solution is built upon a distributed VoIP core that benefits from local switching and is resilient to network failure.

All the functions of a mobile network are integrated into a single, self-contained cellular base station that is built to withstand the elements and suited to being powered from off-grid energy sources such as solar. Scaling and integration with operator networks is made possible via local and cloud-based UmCORE servers.

The Fairwaves approach significantly reduces the financial and technical barriers to deploying cellular networks, while ensuring that during their operation backhaul costs are minimized thanks to local call routing and use of effective voice compression algorithms.

Designed from the ground up for flexibility, Fairwaves’ mobile networks can be operated independently, interconnected, and integrated with existing PLMN, PSTN, and private cellular networks, with support for roaming and industry standard billing protocols.