Baicells Joins the Internet Society to Promote Global Connectivity
May 29, 2020 – Plano, Texas – Baicells, a leading manufacturer in LTE and 5G technologies with a vision to connect the unconnected, has joined the Internet Society, a global non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the global Internet and expanding its reach.
The Internet Society and Baicells share a common vision that the Internet is for everyone. In 2019, Baicells sponsored the Internet Society’s Indigenous Connectivity Summit in partnership with the First Mile Connectivity Consortium, the Internet Society’s Hawaii Chapter, the North American Network Operators’ Group, the Nation of Hawai’i, the University of Alberta, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
The 2-day summit explored Indigenous connectivity, showcased successful community networks, and looked for ways to improve existing policies. Community Networks are networks built, owned and operated by local communities and a key way to bring Internet access to remote, rural and underserved areas. The summit culminated in the establishment of a private LTE network that is owned and operated by the Nation of Hawai’i. This private network now serves all of its 90 residents.
“Baicells played a crucial role in the Indigenous Connectivity Summit in 2019,” said Mark Buell, Internet Society North American Regional Vice President. “Their generous donation of the equipment made possible a community network in a Native Hawaiian village. The Baicells’ team delivered the hands-on training for community members to operate the network in a manner that was both respectful, engaging and appropriate.”
“It’s a natural fit for Baicells to join the Internet Society as an Organization member,” stated Rick Harnish, Baicells Chief Marketing Officer. “Baicells disruptively-priced and innovative LTE wireless broadband access solutions are accessible around the globe. The Internet Society’s worldwide connectivity goals resemble our own. We were very pleased to work alongside the Internet Society during last year’s ICS, and we are looking forward to joining this year’s summit as well. Now, more than ever before, Internet connectivity is crucial.”
Baicells is a privately-held, high tech company providing disruptively-priced and technically innovative LTE wireless broadband access solutions, supporting fixed wireless, and mobile small cells. With the vision to connect the unconnected, Baicells has introduced some real breakthrough technologies to LTE, like moving a complete LTE system to unlicensed spectrum and building it with an IT based architecture. With Baicells’ turnkey end-to-end solutions, it becomes much easier to provide wireless internet within everyone’s reach at a very low cost. Baicells’ innovative solutions can be used by mobile operators, broadband access operators, cable operators, mobile virtual operators, governments and enterprise private networks.
About the Internet Society
Founded in 1992 by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a global non-profit organization working to ensure the Internet remains a force for good for everyone. Through its community of members, special interest groups, and 150+ chapters around the world, the organization defends and promotes Internet policies, standards, and protocols that keep the Internet open, globally-connected, and secure. For more information, please visit: internetsociety.org.