ROOSEVELT, Utah, October 22, 2020 — The Rural Independent Network Alliance (RINA Wireless), in partnership with Ericsson, is pleased to announce its CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) buildout solution. RINA Wireless and Ericsson have been working together for years to provide rural carriers 3G, 4G, 5G and fixed wireless services and solutions that scale properly for service providers serving underserved areas of the United States.
CBRS will greatly assist rural service providers and WISPs who can now convert existing services to the CBRS band which can realistically and affordably offer fixed wireless speeds of 100 Mbps. The “innovation band,” as it is known, also gives smaller rural providers multiple options for delivering hybrid and private networks. RINA Wireless and Ericsson are ready to assist Auction 105 winners to take advantage of CBRS and meet buildout requirements.
“Our partnership with RINA Wireless provides rural carriers the needed technology solutions to efficiently and effectively manage their networks, deploy services faster and meet buildout requirements,” said Rob Johnson, Head of Customer Unit Regional Carriers for Ericsson North America. “Ericsson has played an active role in CBRS ecosystem development, and we’re pleased to offer a leading CBRS portfolio to help rural carriers evolve their wireless networks in order to bring connectivity to rural communities.”
RINA Wireless continues to expand its service offerings to rural wireless service providers. With multiple carriers throughout 21 states, RINA Wireless is committed to serving rural America. RINA Wireless creates partnerships so that rural consumers have access to modern communications services and focuses on how to aggregate technology solutions to ensure rural service providers can maintain and grow valuable connections in rural America, regardless of geography or market size.
“Rural providers continue to partner with RINA Wireless so that we can collectively leverage our strengths to keep up with the pace of technology and customer expectations” said Dennie Mecham, COO, RINA Wireless. “As a rural wireless carrier ourselves, RINA uniquely understands the challenges of serving sparsely populated areas but also how to expand services, upgrade technology and provide better experiences. By focusing on efficient, affordable and scalable solutions, RINA Wireless enables rural providers to evolve and provide competitive services in the most difficult to serve areas of the country.”
About RINA Wireless
The RINA Wireless Networks is a peer-to-peer combination of independent communication service providers (CSPs) joining forces to secure the future of rural America, currently hosting multiple carriers with all the services needed to be in complete compliance with service offerings that Tier 1 carriers deliver. For over 15 years, RINA Wireless has been providing wireless switching services, core hosting and investment in infrastructure, making them a proven, reliable source for hosting other carriers. Partnering with RINA Wireless mitigates business and technology risk to yield successful and profitable deployment of mobile network services. RINA Wireless believes in rural America and in the virtues of independence, community, and family. RINA Wireless also believes that irrespective of geography, every individual should have access to modern communications services that maintain those valuable connections. rinawireless.com
Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com
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Dennie Mecham, COO