Carlson Wireless Technologies Inc.
Broadband Beyond Borders
Carlson Wireless Technologies Inc. is raising $5,000,000 with a minimum reservation of $18,000.
- Funding Goal$5,000,000
- Minimum Reservation$18,000
- Pre-money Valuation$16,883,492
- Open Date05/11/2015
- Closing Date09/30/2015
- RuralConnect Gen3 client design exceeds 50Mbps for under $250
- TVWS has recently been approved for use in Canada and United Kingdom
- Successful trial with Google in SA proves viability in urban setting
Globally, there are 4 billion people without access to the Internet and 90% are from the developing world. Carlson developed a radio that provides affordable access using vacant TV channels.
As most of the world progresses towards ubiquitous connectivity, some communities are left on the wrong side of the digital divide. Globally, there are 4 billion people without access to the Internet, and 90% are from the developing world. The FCC-certified RuralConnect radio seeks to close that gap.
Using spectrum from vacant TV channels (referred to as TV White Space), the RuralConnect signal can travel long distances around hills and through foliage to provide extended broadband connectivity to non-line-of-sight locations where traditional technology can’t reach.
The third generation RuralConnect radio will be capable of:
– Connecting up to 100 clients,
– Covering an area 20 kilometers in diameter of the base station,
– Enabling an affordable community hotspot utilizing minimal infrastructure,
– Achieving speeds up to 25 Mbps.
The signal can can cover 100x the area of typical Wi-Fi technology without diminishing in strength due to environmental barriers such as walls and trees, earning it the name “Super Wi-Fi”. A successful trial with Google proved viability in both rural and urban settings.
This technology is applicable for Municipal Community Hotspots, Wireless Internet Service Providers, Public Safety, Connected Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, and more.
Our mission is to design, manufacture & sell innovative wireless products that can provide connectivity to under-served populations worldwide, improve efficiency in municipal / industrial / utility / public safety and wireless ISP markets, and connect smart devices and cities in ways never before thought possible.
Our vision is to fuel a movement towards a connected world for all people and things, through next generation wireless communication systems that have the capacity to transform how people live and work around the world.
Carlson is awarded Best Electronic Design by Electronic Design Magazine
Partnership with Google to connect TVWS networks to 10 schools in Cape Town South Africa
Involved in 60 TV White Space trials in 20 countries
Received FCC certification of RuralConnect Gen 2 radio
1200 TV White Space radios in the field globally
Prototype of RuralConnect Gen3 starts testing
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