Final project review
The final project review was held in July 2016 in Brussels. Live video connections from the EC premises to the towns in the Napo basin (Peru) were held. The project was rated as excellent. The TUCAN3G is now expanding, with 15 additional sites to be deployed under the auspices of Corporación Andina de Fomento and Telefónica de Perú.
Posted on 2016-10-14 11:10:47
Stakeholders workshop in Lima
A workshop with relevant stakeholders was organised in Lima on 6th May, at the PUCP premises. More than 60 participants attended, representing academia, mobile network operators, rural operators, satellite operators, national regulators, governmental organizations and the local administration. The pannelists were:
Dr. Josep Vidal (UPC, TUCAN3G coordinator), Ing. Luis Montes (technical manager of FITEL), Fernando Melendez (Governor of Loreto), Mg. David Chavez (PUCP, WP6 leader in TUCAN3G), Mg. Ignacio Prieto (EHAS, WP3 leader in TUCAN3G), Dr. Andrés Martínez (URJC, TUCAN3G technical coordinator), Mg. Luis Pacheco (manager at OSIPTEL), Ing. Omar Tupayachi (Mayutel), Ing. Paulo Flores (Telefonica del Peru).
Slides presentations are available, also a video briefing will be uploaded soon.
Posted on 2016-05-12 12:16:38
TUCAN3G in IEEE Communications Magazine
TUCAN3G submitted a paper to the IEEE Communications Magazine special issue on Wireless for Development, which was accepted and will be published in the July 2016 issue.
Posted on 2016-05-12 12:00:53
ETSI-BRAN document on Broadband Wireless Access and Backhauling for Remote Rural Communities
The document (downloadable here) describes the architecture and implementation guidance for rural BWA based on 3G femto base stations, and a variety of terrestrial and satellite backhaul solutions, as obtained from the technical work in WP4 and WP5 in TUCAN3G. The implementation guidance includes self-optimization of physical layer parameters and recommendations for femto-to-femto and femto-to-backhaul interaction. Additionally, deployment examples, at least for Peru, are included. It will be hopefully approved in the ETSI-BRAN plenary in June 2015.
Posted on 2015-07-15 11:55:54
Small Cell Forum Awards 2015
TUCAN3G has been shortlisted for the in 2015 Small Cell Forum awards, in the Rural and Remote deployment category http://www.smallcellforum.org/events/awards/shortlist-2015/. There are normally 3 candidates in each shortlist category, and the winner will be announced on the evening of Wednesday 10th June.
Posted on 2015-06-01 16:21:11
TUCAN3G in ITU-D SG1 and SG2 plenaries, Sept 2013
URJC and UPC participated in the plenary meetings of of ITU-D, invited by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, as observers towards a forthcoming contribution in the appropriate Questions during 2014.
Posted on 2013-09-24 11:44:46