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Intent

To completely reinvent broadband so it can be faster, more affordable, and much more widely available in both developed and developing economies — with a focus on unleashing the potential of wireless as a fully viable long-term alternative to slow, expensive fiber builds.

Intent

To completely reinvent broadband so it can be faster, more affordable, and much more widely available in both developed and developing economies — with a focus on unleashing the potential of wireless as a fully viable long-term alternative to slow, expensive fiber builds.

Tarana was founded in 2009 to research, develop, and commercialize at mass scale a whole new take on fixed wireless access, powered by the efforts of wickedly smart and wildly ambitious PhDs from advanced radio architecture research teams (first from Berkeley, then from several other leading universities), along with Silicon Valley wireless industry pioneers with literally decades of deep experience in multi-radio systems.

We believed that the combination of a clean-sheet approach aimed specifically at solving all the key real-world wireless access performance issues simultaneously (noted here), plus our own developments in perfect mathematical optimization of bidirectional wireless signals and hyperdimensional computing techniques (with support from the broader downward trend in the cost of silicon gates) could enable very large advances in both performance and system economics for fixed wireless access.

As we’ve now proven beyond doubt (see Impact), we were correct.

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The Team

is truly extraordinary, both at the individual and — because of an incredibly collaborative ethic — the collective level.

Now over 200 strong, our team’s preparation for our mission includes 17 PhDs and 70 masters degrees from leading universities, along with tons of real-world schooling from an average career length (among our management ranks) of 29 years.  Our tightly-knit engineering core is complemented by operations and outbound teams with deep roots in successful commercialization and scaling of telecommunication innovation.  There’s a lot more recruiting ahead as our growth accelerates (be sure to visit our Careers Page to learn more about that) — so we want to emphasize that the Tarana family is an awesome one to work with!

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The Team

is truly extraordinary, both at the individual and — because of an incredibly collaborative ethic — the collective level.

Progress

The Tarana team’s investment of >10 years of hardcore technology development and extensive tier-1 operator validation, along with $300M in venture capital, has paid off with a truly game-changing breakthrough in broadband performance and network economics.

Progress

The Tarana team’s investment of >10 years of hardcore technology development and extensive tier-1 operator validation, along with $300M in venture capital, has paid off with a truly game-changing breakthrough in broadband performance and network economics.

Silicon Valley veterans know that behind essentially every story of real industry-changing breakthrough success in tech lies a decade of incredibly hard work (and lots of capital) invested in achieving it.  Our decade of investment has involved four key phases:

Phase 1. Ground-up development of a completely new approach to macro cellular radio network architecture specifically designed to address the broadband-divide problem (described in more detail here).

Phase 2. Extensive real-world validation of all the key elements of our new approach based on a unique distributed massive MIMO (DMM) architecture.  These elements include perfect multipath integration; 50 dB deep nulls that enable an unprecedented degree of intra- and inter-cell interference reduction; autonomous, collaborative, bi-directional convergence on optimal beamforming solutions on both ends of the link thousands of times per second; and the pièce de résistance of our wireless team’s work: asynchronous burst interference cancellation (ABIC) that delivers 40 dB worth of interference immunity in busy unlicensed spectrum without resorting to futile channel changing.  One of our favorite examples of this real-world validation is the fact that our 2015-vintage FPGA-based point-to-multipoint backhaul product (AA2) has been carrying licensed-band cellular traffic for Vodafone from towers in urban London flawlessly for more than 5 years now in unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum.  We have lots of validation through similar real-world deployments of AA2 from other names you might know, including:

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Phase 3. Baking all of our well-proven DMM innovation into custom silicon in order to make a remote node (our term for customer-premise equipment) with 2.4 teraFLOPS of processing power an affordable object.  This was a multi-year, ~$100M project all by itself.  In parallel, developing a scheduler to optimize the utilization of time, frequency, space, and MIMO streams to maximize service delivery for a couple hundred users per base node (another multi-year project).

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Phase 4. Ramping production with our contract manufacturer (Flex) in the right geography (Mexico) to further improve the economics of the G1 platform — a task we’ve just completed this fall.  Our next phase is all about ramping commercial service with a quickly growing number of service providers.  Scroll on to learn more about recent announcements, and visit our operator case studies section for more on their stories.

News and Events

The latest additions to the Tarana story, and opportunities to learn more.

News

Events

October 06, 2021

Big thanks to our friends at MTN, British Telecom, Wisper Internet, Liberty Global, and Resound Networks who helped make our G1 event on October 6th a great success!  For those who missed the show, (or attendees who’d like to share the experience with others), we’ve posted a brief highlights reel that includes the best nuggets from the full event, and the complete first hour on YouTube.

News and Events

The latest additions to the Tarana story, and opportunities to learn more.

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