What We Do
Rivada Networks’ turns wireless networks into markets. The coming 5G networks will bring billions of new devices online, changing the way we work and live. They will also transform how we use wireless and what we expect from our networks. Rivada’s technology is a key enabler of these networks of the future.
Rivada’s patented Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage allocates network resources to those who need it, when and where they need it, in real time. Our Open Access Market allows bidders to buy that bandwidth a year out, a month out, or right now in response to projected demand and market conditions. The Open Access Market, modeled on the successful and proven markets for electricity supply, radically lowers the barriers to entry into the wireless market by ensuring that supply and demand are matched every hour of the day, on every cell site on a network. This in turn opens the door to the full range of new business models that will take advantage of the bandwidth on our next-generation networks.
Growth in mobile-data demand in the coming years will be dominated by machine-to-machine communications and Internet-of-things applications. Many of these new uses will benefit greatly from the ability to buy inexpensive capacity at times and places where networks are currently underutilized. Our networks, and how we use them, are changing fast. Rivada provides the technology to keep pace with that change.
WE CAN’T MAKE ANY MORE WIRELESS SPECTRUM BUT WE CAN USE IT BETTER. MUCH BETTER.
OPEN ACCESS MARKET
Rivada’s Open Access Market brings fairness, transparency and ease of access to anyone who wants to keep the world connected wirelessly.... Rivada’s technology allows 4G bandwidth to be purchased a year ahead, a month ahead or in real time, offering unprecedented flexibility in how networks are used, managed and owned. To learn more about what Open Access means for the future of wireless, please see this paper by Prof. Peter Cramton: openaccesswireless.com
DYNAMIC SPECTRUM SHARING
Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Wireless spectrum is too valuable and too scarce not to be shared.... But sharing doesn’t need to mean Wi-Fi-style anarchy. Rivada’s patented spectrum-sharing technology is called Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage. It allows any 4G network — or any part of that network, down to a single base station — to serve your customers for the duration of a lease. Those leases could last an hour — or a year.
ENHANCED LOCATION-BASED SERVICES
Your smartphone knows where you are. Sort of. Some of the time.... Other times, its best guess about your location is a big blue circle that could encompass several city blocks. Rivada’s Enhanced Location-Based Service yields at least a five-fold improvement in location accuracy, even when a GPS signal is unavailable. Coming soon to a smartphone near you. Download our product sheet here
Rivada’s patent portfolio covers the full range of IP that governs dynamic wireless network sharing.... A patented telecom commodities exchange facilitates the buying and selling of bandwidth both well in advance and in a near-real-time spot market. The results of those auctions are then transmitted through the network, down to a dynamic policy controller and ultimately to user devices. And Rivada owns vital IP every step of the way.
UNUSED BANDWIDTH IS HIGHLY VALUABLE
ENHANCED LOCATION BASED SERVICES
Location, location: Rivada’s new technology will change what it means to know where we are.
Rivada’s Enhanced Location Based Solution sets a new standard for accuracy: Thanks to GPS, it’s relatively easy to get a good fix on your location outdoors and in uncluttered environments. But it can be very difficult or even impossible to get accurate location data in high-rise urban areas, inside buildings or underground. Beacons and similar hardware can improve location accuracy, but these require an expensive investment in infrastructure.
Until now no self-contained solution existed within your hand held smart device.
With ELBS, Rivada has solved this challenge. ELBS uses its patented algorithms to generate an accurate location from the array of in-phone sensors, coupled with peer to peer data and any other external data points that may be available. The result is unprecedented accuracy for any application: whether that’s location-specific marketing or blue-force tracking for public safety.
RIVADA’S FEDERAL WORK
Rivada has been in the business of providing tactical communications solutions to the federal government since before our involvement with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We earned our reputation on the ground in New Orleans providing an inter-operable bridge to the National Guard, local law enforcement and DHS personnel. Since then, we have been a prime contractor for DHS on the TacCom contract through our joint venture Rivada Port Graham Solutions (RPGS).
Over the past ten years, we have provided communications maintenance and support at 200+ individual sites, and we are currently providing VHF/UHF radio maintenance and support at 140+ locations for the Customs and Border Protection. Other organizations that we have supported include FEMA, FPS, Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and the National Guard Bureau (NGB).