Neptune and Parallel bring O-RAN LTE to Barbados

Neptune and Parallel bring O-RAN LTE to Barbados

Neptune Communications has partnered with Parallel Wireless to deliver the Caribbean’s first O-RAN compliant 4G LTE solution in Barbados.

Parallel Wireless is providing a compact Open RAN network solution to enable Neptune’s 4G LTE connectivity service platform delivering resilient, mission critical voice and data service to key agencies of the Government of Barbados. 

The partnership capitalises on Barbados’ recent award of 700MHz B14 spectrum to public safety CSP Neptune Communications. The firm plans to expand its wireless network service platform to provide resilient, next-generation digital services.

Neptune plans to build a compact, cloud-native, Open RAN world-class network solution, based on Parallel Wireless’s high-performance, distributed architecture. Together with the introduction of RAN automation, this will help to improve service agility and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) across sites.

Neptune Communications CEO Julian Jordan said that the partnership would “change the regional landscape for mission-critical communications. In this part of the world public safety/disaster recovery agencies play outsized roles in the face of enormous challenges confronting the region, so enabling them will have a multiplier effect on the region’s economic prospects.”