Why We Invested in Tarana Wireless

Fixed wireless technology breakthroughs that enable a paradigm shift in how broadband internet is delivered to existing and underserved markets.

Anton Brevde
Oct 21, 2020 · 2 min read

We are proud to announce that we are leading a financing round for Tarana Wireless, the most advanced fixed wireless technology provider. This financing will be utilized to commercially launch their G1 platform. G1 delivers a wireless broadband data link that offers “fiber-level” performance over non-line-of-sight connections at long range using unlicensed spectrum. These benefits translate to unrivaled network economics at a massive scale, which allows new entrants to displace oligopolies in existing broadband markets. It also means that for the first time, there is an economical solution to reach most of the 1 billion global households with no broadband access.

The magic behind Tarana’s technology is their beamforming and noise-cancellation breakthroughs, which allows them to utilize unlicensed spectrum. Tarana’s system dynamically adjusts, thousands of times per second, to ensure consistent and precise control over radio signals and a fiber-quality experience, without the fiber costs. Their technology has already been successfully piloted by major telecom customers and we are excited to support its full commercial rollout.

We are thrilled to be leading this round alongside Liberty Global, one of the world’s largest telecom operators. The involvement of Liberty and Tarana’s previous strategic investors (AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Echostar among others) reflects the intense demand Tarana has from operators in every category (mobile, telco, cable, wireless ISPs, and new entrants).

Over this coming decade, Tarana and its partners will connect hundreds of millions of households to broadband internet for the first time. We are grateful for the opportunity to be partnering with and supporting Tarana Wireless on this important mission. Thank you to Basil, Kranti, Sergui and the rest of the team for your incredible work thus far!

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