Thursday, August 17, 2017

Skolkovo's Telum to begin production of Ranberry 100 Wi-Fi cell

The Skolkovo Foundation recently announced that its resident information technologies development group, Telum, will begin construction of the Ranberry Cell 100, a base station which provides mobile communication connectivity to isolated areas.

"There is a large operator base stations, all seen them-- they stand on buildings throughout the city," Skolkovo Director of Development Alexander Berenov said. "Small base station or a stem cell is the solution for space. It allows you to deploy a mobile network 4G within the building. This increases the network capacity. One floor stands one gigabyte [of] traffic; it is evenly distributed between users of mobile internet."

Telum plans to release beta versions Ranberry Cell 100 to Russian markets immediately, with full-scale production and international releases scheduled for the second quarter of the year.

Project managers predict that the Ranberry Cell 100 will be in heavy demand by the international business community because of its potential to drastically improve the quality of mobile internet.

"You can draw an analogy with household WiFi routers: the user places a router and can use the internet throughout the apartment, with different devices," Berenov said. "Small mobile base station services the same purpose, but it works in mobile networks LTE."

As a class of devices, small cell routers such as the Ranbery Cell 100 are in their infancy. To date, Telum is the only company in the world to develop such a technology. Analysts predict that sales of the Ranberry Cell 100 will total $3 billion in 2014 and 2015.