wavemobile: British Independent Specialists

Rural Coverage Solutions

wavemobile is a small UK company with ambition to provide a flexible solution to the small coverage islands which prevent many rural areas from having mobile service. We built the network and technology we use from the ground-up, and aim to simplify the process by which multiple operators can be served.

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Wavemobile Network-for-notspots

A different approach
to the Not-Spot Problem

The technology now exists to provide combined 4G+2G coverage pockets via compact, easy-to- install equipment. The community supplies a site, connectivity and power, and we provide the spectrum, core network, operator connectivity, support and know how.

For the first time communities can take control of their mobile coverage needs. wavemobile is independent of Vodafone, VMO2, EE and ‘3’. We do not rely on them and are independent of their networks (although we are trialling a small number of locations in partnership with VMO2).

We operate in low power spectrum with state-of- the-art equipment designed and built in the UK. Utilising existing connectivity infrastructure where possible and the best alternative where it’s not (for instance Starlink), we dare to be different in our approach to getting communities covered.

We Provide…

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The Spectrum
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Core Network
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Operator Connectivity

Best of British and willing to embrace the rural coverage challenge

Operator connectivity is supplied via our MVNO, and community coverage by installing our compact British designed and built M3Q base station.

The outdoor unit, is professionally fitted at roof level and offers an optimal range of up to 2kms. This provides a data service on the 4G layer and voice calling on the 2G layer. We are not aiming to be a gigabit class network, but instead provide basic internet and calling capability in otherwise unserved areas.

Our infrastructure, technology and mindset is unique, best of British, and willing to embrace this challenge head-on.

GSM-in-LTE (GiLTE) Base Station Technology

The M3Q – a Single base station providing simultaneous 4G+2G coverage

GiLTE is an innovative solution to allow 4G-LTE coverage to be extended while maintaining 2G-GSM for CS voice and telemetry.

Mobile communications spectrum has traditionally been allocated in bands for specific radio technologies such as GSM, UMTS and LTE. In many regions, additional spectrum is being made available with fewer restrictions on use such as the UK 1800 MHz guard band.

In addition, many operators expect GSM and LTE to form the backbone of mobile networks for some years to come. GiLTE allows a single base station to provide both GSM and LTE concurrently, with both fully contained within the bandwidth of the LTE signal. This provides a cost-effective and bandwidth-efficient solution.

The GiLTE base station manages this concurrency through smart scheduling and radio control algorithms to minimise interference between the two signals. GiLTE will work in any band for which the mobile devices support both GSM and LTE, for instance band 3 (1800 MHz).

Wavemobile Core Spectrum and Network Architecture
Products Details

KEY FEATURES

  • Simultaneously operates as a GSM base station and LTE FDD eNodeB
  • Standards compliant core-network interfaces
  • GSM signal is fully contained within LTE bandwidth
  • Ideal for UK 1800 MHz guard band or similar bandwidth-limited deployments
  • Available as a radio module or indoor/outdoor packaged solution
  • May be supplied with core network on-board for compact standalone network-in-a-box operation
  • Lightweight management interface for rapid system integration
  • LTE, UMTS and GSM radio environment monitoring provides extensive information on neighbour cells
  • Self-organising network (SoN) features allow automatic configuration

 

LTE SPECIFICATION

  • Release 8/9 FDD eNodeB
  • 2×2 MIMO
  • Bandwidths: 1.4, 3, 5, 10 and 20 MHz
  • Standards compliant S1 core-network interface
  • 32 Simultaneous Active Users
  • Physical layer data rate up to 50 Mbps
  • QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM support

 

GSM SPECIFICATION

  • Industry standard A/Abis-over-IP core network interfaces
  • 7 simultaneous FR voice/GPRS users
  • 14 simultaneous HR voice users
  • Multi-slot CS1-4 GPRS
Wavemobile GiLTE Basestation
Products Details

KEY FEATURES

  • Simultaneously operates as a GSM base station and LTE FDD eNodeB
  • Standards compliant core-network interfaces
  • GSM signal is fully contained within LTE bandwidth
  • Ideal for UK 1800 MHz guard band or similar bandwidth-limited deployments
  • Available as a radio module or indoor/outdoor packaged solution
  • May be supplied with core network on-board for compact standalone network-in-a-box operation
  • Lightweight management interface for rapid system integration
  • LTE, UMTS and GSM radio environment monitoring provides extensive information on neighbour cells
  • Self-organising network (SoN) features allow automatic configuration

 

LTE SPECIFICATION

  • Release 8/9 FDD eNodeB
  • 2×2 MIMO
  • Bandwidths: 1.4, 3, 5, 10 and 20 MHz
  • Standards compliant S1 core-network interface
  • 32 Simultaneous Active Users
  • Physical layer data rate up to 50 Mbps
  • QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM support

 

GSM SPECIFICATION

  • Industry standard A/Abis-over-IP core network interfaces
  • 7 simultaneous FR voice/GPRS users
  • 14 simultaneous HR voice users
  • Multi-slot CS1-4 GPRS
The M3Q – a Single base station providing simultaneous 4G+2G coverage

GiLTE is an innovative solution to allow 4G-LTE coverage to be extended while maintaining 2G-GSM for CS voice and telemetry.

Mobile communications spectrum has traditionally been allocated in bands for specific radio technologies such as GSM, UMTS and LTE. In many regions, additional spectrum is being made available with fewer restrictions on use such as the UK 1800 MHz guard band.

In addition, many operators expect GSM and LTE to form the backbone of mobile networks for some years to come. GiLTE allows a single base station to provide both GSM and LTE concurrently, with both fully contained within the bandwidth of the LTE signal. This provides a cost-effective and bandwidth-efficient solution.

The GiLTE base station manages this concurrency through smart scheduling and radio control algorithms to minimise interference between the two signals. GiLTE will work in any band for which the mobile devices support both GSM and LTE, for instance band 3 (1800 MHz).

5G NR is coming to the M3Q

For most people the advent of true 5G New Radio will not be significantly impacting for many years to come. There are still compatibility issues surrounding roaming, and even handset to network signalling. For the wavemobile network it is unlikely that 5G NR will have much of an effect for the near future, however we are beginning trials on 2024.

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    Not-Spot Coverage

    wavemobile’s 4G+2G network service is free of charge to users of our network. Our objective is to create footprints by establishing coverage across the UK where the main mobile suppliers have challenges reaching cost effectively.

    As we grow, so too will our resources and the need to maintain and service the networks. We will offer premium connectivity to a new high speed layer and enter into agreements with operators for voice/data termination.

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