Range Networks is defining the technology that will serve the world's next billion cellular subscribers, a population that cannot be served profitably or sustainably with conventional approaches. Founded by the creators of OpenBTS, Range Networks is bringing a new vision to the cellular world with a flexible architecture based on commercial open source software.
Billions of people throughout India, Africa and other areas of the world don’t have access to cellular services. Industries like mining, maritime, and oil suffer from inadequate communications. Government and law enforcement officials need communication solutions that are easy to deploy and cost efficient. Traditional network solutions don’t meet the needs of these markets because they’re expensive, power hungry, and difficult to deploy. Range Networks offers game-changing cellular infrastructure based on Internet standards and open source software, and has the potential to turn this multi-billion dollar industry on its head.
In addition to the commercial cellular solutions based on OpenBTS, Range Networks is also the home of the OpenBTS public release (licensed under AGPLv3), a great tool for experimentation and education on 2G cellular protocols. For more information on the public release, please visit the public release web portal.