A lightweight, transportable cellular network that can be deployed in minutes

Richmond, Canada, February 25, 2015 – Star Solutions will showcase its IMPAC System, a complete LTE Network in a backpackable form factor, at this year’s GSMA Mobile World Congress on March 2-5 in Barcelona. Star Solutions’ booth will be located in Hall 7 at Stand 7H40. The IMPAC System is a fully stand-alone solution that enables a LTE network to be operational within minutes. It combines LTE EPC and eNodeB in a compact rugged, IP67 enclosure for quick and easy installation.

“The IMPAC System’s lightweight, portable, and battery-operated features make it an excellent solution for industries such as emergency response, disaster recovery, military, oil and gas, or as emergency backup communications for mobile operators,” said Jack Mar, CEO of Star Solutions. “Its single ON/OFF switch operation relieves pressure from the field personnel in an often stressful situation where rapid deployable networks are necessary.”

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Star Solutions delivers LTE Network to Grenada’s Spice Mobile for 4G mobile broadband services

Richmond, Canada, November 4, 2014 – Affordable Island Communications Inc. (“AIsleCom”) has chosen Star Solutions to supply 4G LTE infrastructure equipment to add high speed mobile data services to its network. Using the latest wireless technology, including Star Solutions’ Sonata Evolved Packet Core (“EPC”) and iCell eNodeB, AIsleCom will enhance its wireless coverage capacity for 4G data rates and services to customers.

Working with Star Solutions enables AIsleCom to overcome key challenges in deploying wireless infrastructure: power consumption, scalability and space. The cost of electricity in Grenada is one of the highest in the world. Choosing the Sonata EPC platform enables AIsleCom to deploy the necessary LTE packet core network functions using compact (single rack unit) and energy efficient server platforms. The solution can be scaled as subscriber capacity and bandwidth demands increase by adding additional server systems. Key functions delivered in the Sonata EPC platform include the Mobile Management Entity (MME), the Serving Gateway (S-GW), the Packet Data Network Gateway (PDN-GW) and the Home Subscriber Server (HSS).

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Smart Metering and Smart Grid control for utilities

Vienna, August 26, 2014 – Kapsch CarrierCom has many years of experience in engineering, deploying, and operating telecommunications networks for railways and public operators. The company is now addressing a new customer segment, offering wireless networks to European energy suppliers based on its cooperation with the Canadian company Star Solutions. Star Solutions is one of the leading manufacturers of IP-based wireless networks. The CDMA and LTE technologies offered by Star Solutions are particularly well suited for the transmission of consumption data recorded by smart meters, smart grid and other machine-to-machine applications.

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SFU purchases Star Solutions IMPAC Deployable for Research and Development
in Band 14 LTE Public Safety Broadband Communications.

Vancouver, B.C., Canada, June 5, 2014 – Simon Fraser University has become a key resource in researching and testing solutions for concepts for Public Safety Broadband Networks in Canada. SFU has recently acquired Star Solutions’ IMPAC product, a band 14 LTE all-in-one deployable solution, as a platform for functional and interoperability testing.

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Star Solutions is releasing two whitepapers based on solutions we have provided to our customers worldwide. The whitepapers are briefly described below with separate download links provided.

Rural Broadband: Keeping it Simple
The Canadian federal government recently announced its strategy, Digital Canada 150, to enable Canadians to take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. One of the five pillars of the strategy, titled Connecting Canadians, highlights enabling broadband Internet services for 280,000 Canadian households in rural and remote areas. Affordable connectivity in rural and remote parts of Canada is a challenge.

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We recently announced a new IMPAC System capable of supporting 4G LTE technology. First responders and public safety practitionners in many countries rely on broadband networks to help them complete their job functions. During a disaster event or incident situation they need to have these communications capabilities available to them. Traditionally mobile network operators have deployed cell on wheels (COWs) to restore or recover cellular network coverage when their normal equipment goes out of service.

Star Solutions’ IMPAC System enables public safety practitionners to take with them cellular networks to meet event the most challenging disaster situations and quickly set up communications in the field. These two videos below provide you with a glimpse of how the IMPAC System can be deployed.

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