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Meet the Partners: RunEL

RunEL, funded in March 2015, is carving its way to be a technology leader in the 5G mobile wireless revolution. The company vision is improving life experience by connecting people and things using superior technology. Its mission is to introduce the revolutionary Sparq-2020 chipset for 5G infrastructure (O-RU and O-DU), that will become a significant player in Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC).

RunEL consists of a team of mobile communication experts that invented and pioneered the OFDMA technology back in the 2000-2006 timeframe and introduced it to the standards, in order to become the physical layer basis of the 4th Generation LTE and WiMAX cellular networks of today. The team is now reinforced by young and talented researchers, in order to maintain its technological leadership in the OFDMA field and to lead the way towards the 5th Generation revolution.

RunEL is an active member in five 5G consortiums – WIN (funded by the Israel Innovation Authority) and IoRL, 5 Genesis, Affordable 5G and 6G Brains (funded by the European Union) – in which the company is collaborating with numerous other firms and research institutes in the development and promotion of 5G generic technologies. In addition, RunEL is currently developing an AI-based Scheduler under the Innovation Authority’s Magnet Star project, and a MM Wave 5G Remote Radio Head under the Bird Foundation.

The company is targeting several markets with its family of products and its disrupting SoC solution, including 5G equipment vendors, integrators, OEMs, URLLC vertical market system integrators, FPGA vendors, vertical operators and cellular operators.

In the specific context of the Affordable5G project, RunEL will provide its O-RU to the two testbeds in Malaga and Barcelona. The O-RU will be at 3.5GHz band, will interconnect northbound with the Eurecom DU, and will provide access via 5G air interface to commercial UE terminals.