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Every operator would like to color in the whole coverage map. The only reason they do not is that current technology does not make it cost-effective to provide coverage in many areas such as inside of buildings, in rural areas, in tunnels, and on ships. Vanu solutions combine technology and business model innovation to reduce the total cost of ownership of wireless networks. Vanu, Inc. creates solutions for places that do not have good coverage today.
The company grew out of groundbreaking research in software radio at MIT and was founded in 1998. Vanu is the developer of the Anywave® Base Station. Anywave was the first commercial Radio Access Network (RAN) product to simultaneously support multiple cellular radio standards on the same platform and the first U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-certified software-defined radio.
Vanu is headquartered in Lexington, MA, with two offices in India located in Gurgaon and Bangalore, as well as an office in Kigali, Rwanda. Growing out of ground-breaking research in software radio at MIT, Vanu is committed to technical and business model innovation to address wireless coverage challenges
Enabling cellular coverage in areas that cannot be covered profitably with existing technology where Vanu is focused on technical innovation to enable cellular coverage in areas that cannot be covered profitably with existing technology. Vanu’s software Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions enable the rapid development of new form factors targeting specific market needs. These solutions focus on reducing the total cost of ownership of cellular networks for hard to cover areas. For example, the rural solution focuses on low power consumption and small size to reduce both ongoing OPEX as well as site-related CAPEX costs. The in-building solution uses Vanu’s patented secure Internet backhaul technology to reduce both backhaul costs and in-building installation costs. Vanu’s technology allows the same software base for each of these platforms, ensuring compatibility across platforms and core network interfaces.
In addition to its solutions for rural coverage, in-building coverage, cellular suppression, disaster recovery, and coverage as a service, Vanu also provides custom solutions for challenging coverage problems.
Enabling cellular coverage in areas that cannot be covered profitably with existing technology is the aim of Vanu’s products. It is designed to enable cellular coverage in areas that cannot be covered profitably with existing technology. As average revenue per customer user (ARPU) continues to decline, operators reduce costs to remain competitive. Vanu’s products allow carriers to reach customers in new places, both within and outside of their existing coverage areas or through branching out to under/unserved markets.
Vanu’s software RAN solutions portfolio is designed to help operators reduce both CAPEX and OPEX expenditures to reduce the total cost of ownership. Read more about how Vanu can help to reduce the total cost of ownership with its three solution sets – Anywave, CompactRAN Community Connect, and its In-Building Solution.
Vanu offers a full suite of professional services to facilitate your coverage solution and to offer peace of mind that you have procured a solution that provides the coverage and capacity you need from the outset.
The company provides comprehensive services for its products to ensure you are making optimal use of your investment. Its program addresses the key benefits of its products, their competitive advantages, and their technical capabilities. Vanu provides comprehensive tools, support, training and RAN management on its products to ensure successful implementation.
“We are happy to adapt our program to meet the specific requirements of your business and team,” Vanu.
The Leading Man
Andrew Beard | CEO
Andrew Beard is CEO and Co-Founder of VANU, Inc., a provider of innovative wireless infrastructure solutions. Founded in 1998, Vanu, Inc. pioneered the commercialization of software-defined radio and was the first company to receive FCC certification of a software-defined radio. Before serving as CEO, Andrew served as Chief Operating Officer from the inception of the company, with responsibility for oversight of all operations, including sales, engineering, support, finance, production. Andrew also has a lead strategy for identifying, protecting and monetizing key intellectual property assets. Andrew helped to incubate and launch ventures such as VANU Rwanda, working with carriers, regulators, and investors to define and implement strategies. Before joining Vanu, Inc. Mr. Beard practiced law with Foley Hoag LLP where his practice focused on corporate securities and transactional matters for technology-oriented companies. Mr. Beard has the personal distinction of serving on the m-Powering Development Advisory Board for the ITU.