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Syniverse, Athonet, and Federated Wireless Join Together to Provide a Private Network Solution for Enterprises

Syniverse | September 30, 2022 | Read time : 05:54 min

Syniverse, “the world’s most connected company”, today said it is collaborating with Athonet and Federated Wireless to integrate Syniverse’s Global SIM and Syniverse’s IP eXchange (IPX) solution with Athonet’s and Federated Wireless’ architectures and enable a mobile device to roam between private and public networks. This first of its kind solution built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is available through Federated Wireless’ private network capability.

For more than three decades, Syniverse has been the global leader enabling public or private cellular roaming for mobile devices. Syniverse now extends this capability for mobile devices on a private network to roam onto a public or private network and back again to a private network. This is important because many private networks are deployed as ‘private islands’ without public connectivity. Syniverse’s patented solution extends connectivity beyond the island but also restores it for devices making their return to the island. Many devices in areas such as asset tracking, logistics, and campus networks need to roam freely between private and public mobile networks. Syniverse solves this via a dedicated interoperability solution.

The growing importance of private networks

“It is only with the advent of 5G technology that high speeds have been consistent enough that the desire for private cellular networks has become particularly widespread,” said Juniper Research in their report titled, Why Private Networks Are the Key to Realising Industry 4.0. “Most use cases for private networks are for enterprise connectivity. However, the main value of these networks will be the services carried out on the private networks that would generally not be possible if deployed on a public network.” Private wireless value and growth can be fully met when extending connectivity beyond isolated island deployments.

Logistics is one example which has a variety of operational uses for private networks, regardless of their mode of transport. Both ports and airports require a large amount of goods tracking, and hybrid private networks that extend to cellular public networks enable continued connectivity for these mobile devices. The key benefit in most cases is real-time data feedback to enable automation and real-time data visibility and analytics.

Syniverse said it is initially offering its joint solution with Athonet and Federated Wireless to enterprises in logistics, asset management and tracking, education, and government markets.

How the solution works

Syniverse, Athonet, and Federated Wireless jointly enable an enterprise private network to facilitate Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices to be utilized both when in the private network as well as when the device leaves the private network and onto a public cellular network. While in the private network, the device will connect to Federated Wireless’ Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) enabled access points and will register on Athonet’s AWS-hosted private wireless services.

Upon leaving the private network, the connection to the public network is achieved via Syniverse’s Global subscriber identity module (SIM) and Internet eXchange (IPX) solution which ensures successful service via Syniverse’s global roaming partner networks.

Finally, when a mobile device returns to the private network, Syniverse patented technology allows for the device to re-register seamlessly on to the private network even when there is overlapping public cellular network coverage. This is crucial in ensuring the mobile device latches on to private network resources as soon as they become available instead of continuing to be registered on to a public network.

Supporting Quotes

John McRae, President, Carrier, Syniverse
“Syniverse is the leading company that allows more than 800 mobile operators to roam between networks. We are now bringing that capability to thousands of private wireless networks through our partnership with Athonet and Federated Wireless. Enterprises can buy one solution and will get three partners to help build, operate, and connect an enterprise’s private network. For enterprises who want to get started with private networks here is an easily deployable solution which allows full global SIM connectivity integration with public networks thanks to Syniverse, Athonet, and Federated Wireless.”

Simon O’Donnell, President, Athonet USA
“Private networks are ushering in new ways of doing business for enterprises and wireless service providers, and as the leading mobile core provider, Athonet brings the security, reliability, and flexibility they require. This new solution, available on AWS with Athonet, Syniverse and Federated Wireless, will enable customers to more easily implement a private network and quickly take advantage of the benefits.”

“The big takeaway here, if you’re an IT or OT leader, is scale and simplicity. Together, Syniverse, Athonet, and Federated Wireless make it incredibly easy to turn on new applications and devices with 5G private wireless with integrated roaming functionality to extend your most important IoT deployments anywhere your teams operate and do business.”

Chris Swan, Chief Commercial Officer, Federated Wireless

Syniverse is the world’s most connected company. We seamlessly connect the world’s networks, devices, and people, so the world can unlock the full power of communications.

Our secure, global technology powers the world’s leading carriers, top Forbes Global 2000 companies, and billions of people, devices, and transactions every day. Our engagement platform delivers better, smarter experiences that strengthen relationships between businesses, customers, and employees.

About Athonet
Athonet is a leader in private cellular network technology, delivering a mobile core to enterprises and communication service providers to connect applications, devices, and radios. With more than 10 years of experience in delivering 4G/5G mobile core solutions to customers and partners in every region of the world, Athonet supports key industries where network control, mobility, security, performance, reliability, and cost are important for business outcomes. Find out more http://www.athonet.com/.

About Federated Wireless
Founded in 2012, Federated Wireless is the leading innovator of private wireless and shared spectrum services. The company’s partner ecosystem includes more than 50 solution and edge partners, all of which are dedicated to advancing the development and deployment of shared spectrum services. Federated Wireless’ customer base includes companies spanning the telecommunications, logistics, manufacturing, energy, hospitality, education, retail, office space, municipal and other verticals, with use cases ranging from Private Wireless and Industrial IoT to network densification and mobile offload.


One of New Zealand’s largest fully integrated logistics providers, #Fliway, has trucks on the road, across the country, around the clock. Its 450 staffers at 13 branch locations and 6 warehouses needed reliable, secure connectivity, but were increasingly challenged by a patchwork of legacy equipment and an expensive MPLS-based managed wide area network.

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Baicells Partners with Tohono O'odham Utility Authority to Deliver High-Speed LTE Connectivity to Residents

PR Newswire | August 25, 2023

Baicells Technologies, a leading provider of LTE and 5G cellular solutions, has partnered with the Tohono O'odham Utility Authority (TOUA) to bring access to advanced broadband connectivity and new opportunity for tribal residents. The reservation boundary is approximately 30 miles west of Tucson, Arizona and extends south along the border with Mexico, the Tohono O'odham Nation of roughly 28,000 members, is spread across a number of remote villages where bringing access to broadband has always been a major challenge. Previously relying on basic Wi-Fi connectivity, in limited locations and with top Mbps speeds only in the single digits, the TOUA long recognized the need to overhaul and upgrade their infrastructure and so built out their network plan. In their mission to bring digital equity they secured funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Reconnect Program, and NTIA. This funding led to the build out of an advanced LTE network across their tribal lands using wireless network infrastructure, CPE, and support from Baicells. Since the project's inception in 2020, the tribe has successfully deployed a dual-band private 4G LTE network, comprising of approximately 50 base stations and looking to serve an estimated 3,000 homes across the Tohono O'odham Nation. The private network utilizes the 2.5 GHz spectrum in LTE Band 41 and continues to add capacity across the reservation using CBRS in Band 48. Given the remote desert landscape and the significant size of the area, as the tribal lands are roughly the size of Connecticut, and the wide population distribution, wireless was a highly effective approach to get residents connected. A network that could still offer high performance and be rolled out quickly to help get residents online. Baicells high-power LTE radios with extended range and favorable economics have successfully overcome these environmental challenges, delivering reliable broadband connectivity to large portions of the community. It is the intention that the wireless network can eventually reach every household. The Baicells LTE radios are installed on towers, ensuring that residents are covered and can get connected. The current infrastructure, on air since 2021, delivers 4G LTE services, with plans to transition to 5G to accommodate the growing demand for capacity and performance. Additional activities for new network functionality and use cases like serving their other utility infrastructure, and even offering mobility, are also in review. "Understanding our remote location and lack of service by any existing carriers, we knew it was up to us to address this issue of broadband access; we have experience and a track record of solving these types of challenges for our communities. 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Connected Solutions Group launches national wireless channel partnership program

businesswire | July 24, 2023

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Airgain Expands Line of 5G Antennas with New RECON13™ Ultra-Low-Profile Rugged Antenna

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One of New Zealand’s largest fully integrated logistics providers, #Fliway, has trucks on the road, across the country, around the clock. Its 450 staffers at 13 branch locations and 6 warehouses needed reliable, secure connectivity, but were increasingly challenged by a patchwork of legacy equipment and an expensive MPLS-based managed wide area network.