Range Networks, the leading provider of commercial open source cellular systems and leader of the OpenBTS software community, today announced that it has been shortlisted for two Global Mobile Awards for "Best Mobile Product for Emerging Markets" and "Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations." Both nominations honor Range Networks' innovative contributions to the telecom industry. Winners will be announced on February 25, 2014 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
- Range Networks' combination of open source software and hardware is transforming mobile network infrastructure to meet the needs of emerging markets, as well as first-responders and public safety officials.
- Range Networks is empowering these groups by providing a flexible and customizable solution that is easy to deploy and costs a fraction of traditional networks. With Range Networks, a cellular network can be deployed as part of a pre-existing network or standalone system.
- With successful deployments around the world – including Indonesia, Zambia and Antarctica – the company's innovative technology and systems have created new mobile coverage possibilities.
- More than 175 independent analysts, journalists and subject matter experts throughout the world participated in the rigorous judging process, selecting Range Networks for its innovation and leadership in mobile network technologies.
Edward Kozel, CEO of Range Networks, said: "It's an honor to be recognized by the GSMA for the work we are doing to advance mobile networks. Our mission is to transform telecom network infrastructure through innovative, flexible and affordable solutions, supporting both service extension to unserved areas and new, innovative services."
About Range Networks
Range Networks is promoting and developing the future of cellular networks. Founded by the inventors of OpenBTS, the company is the leader in commercial open source cellular systems. Range Networks' systems are simple to deploy and manage at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Based on open standards, Range Networks delivers mobile connectivity to rural communities, remote industries and emergency responders.
Additional information is available at: www.rangenetworks.com.
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