Facebook unveils wireless access platform OpenCellular

Jul

8

2016

Facebook announced yesterday the launch of its wireless access platform open source OpenCellular, and the announcement came across a post published by the network on its official website , the new platform is the latest social network initiatives in the field of Internet Assigned to deliver to remote areas of the public network equipment.

Facebook plans to post the design specifications for the project OpenCellular with several other companies within the project of the communications infrastructure TIP, which was created earlier this year.

The company indicated that it has designed and tested open source platform wireless access and cost-effective, which aims to improve Internet connectivity in remote areas in the world.

It was built OpenCellular platform accreditation and compatibility with equipment projects Terragraph and Aries announced by Facebook in April / April last.

OpenCellular differ from those projects as a low-cost, allowing service providers to offer a variety of connection speeds to the Internet and cellular wireless in rural and urban areas alike.

The focus Tarajrav Terragraph and exclusively on urban deployments, while I tried Facebook through Aries find out how technology can provide connecting points with OpenCellular flexible system.

A new platform OpenCellular work as a single network or as a cellular access point, depending on the possibilities of computing and storage own.

The platform also supports many mobile technologies, starting the second generation 2G contacts and access to contacts fourth-generation LTE wireless networks and Wi-Fi.

The new device has been designed to enable him to withstand extreme conditions such as high winds and high temperatures, and can be installed on a tree or a long pole or tower.

And tested for Facebook OpenCellular inside laboratories at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Menlo Park, Calif., So that the employees using the platform for text messaging to send and receive SMS text messages, make phone calls, browse the Internet and through the second generation 2G connections.

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