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Rapid.Space installed all-in-one "Open Radio Station" for B39 private networks in a Brazilian farm

Rapid.Space is one of the few vRAN equipment manufacturers that delivers tested and guaranteed, end-to-end 5G infrastructure. Rapid.Space installed a B39 2x0.5W ORS in a Brazilian farm to try to cover all area with good internet connection.
  • Last Update:2024-01-03
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In modern agriculture, the integration of technology has become essential, revolutionizing farming practices and increasing efficiency. However, one of the current challenges faced by farms is the need to adopt and implement more technology effectively. Farmers are grappling with incorporating advanced tools such as precision agriculture, IoT devices, and data analytics into their traditional farming methods.

This shift presents challenges related to initial investment costs, technology compatibility, and the need for specialized knowledge. Farmers are navigating the complexities of selecting, installing, and maintaining these technologies to optimize crop yield, monitor livestock health, conserve resources, and minimize environmental impact.


Our current ORS model used in Brazil is: B39 2x0.5W.

Our current TX gain is 59.

IMPORTANT: This is not the most recent ORS version. For sure, the newest model will get much better results. Our motivation is to demonstrate positive outcomes in challenging situations, including varying climates, humidity, and different software and hardware versions.

Rapid.Space and ORS

Rapid.Space is a resilient 4G/5G edge cloud operator with a global presence. Our international, Fully Open infrastructure is built on the core principles of openness, transparency, portability, and reversibility. This includes open source software, open hardware, and open operating procedures. It manufactures an autonomous base station tailored for private networks. For detailed information, please visit:

The key advantages of ORS compared to other products include:

  • All-in-one solution: A single box functions as eNb/gNb, core network, OSS/BSS, and edge cloud node.
  • Dual 4G and/or 5G support: Delivers both 4G and/or 5G on a single frequency (e.g., 2.6 GHz, 3.7 GHz) with a bandwidth of 40 MHz shared between 4G/5G (e.g., 10 + 30) or DSS.
  • Local and remote core networks: Provides a local core network for low-latency or resilient local UEs and a remote core network for public or corporate networks.
  • Distributed core network: Offers high resiliency with no single point of failure for applications requiring it.
  • Local edge services: Enables deployment of local edge services such as CDN, IoT gateway, PLC, etc.

The challenge

The issue of communication in brazilian farms intensifies when the area lacks coverage from mobile network operators. To mitigate this, a satellite internet antenna from HughesNet was installed, offering internet access in a central location, inside the farm house. However, the standard router range is limited to approximately 10 meters, assuming optimal conditions.

The question arises: how can we extend coverage over a vast area utilizing the advantages offered by ORS?

Additionally, a significant challenge presents itself: the house is located within a valley. This geographical feature necessitates careful consideration of both distance and elevation in our efforts to establish a comprehensive and effective communication network.

The solution

To expand the coverage area, ORS fits perfectly into this challenge as it is an all-in-one solution that allows for the connection of a HughesNet router using an RJ45 cable.

In addition to the ORS box, a 4-meter pole was used to install both the box and antenna, along with an RJ45 cable to establish a connection with the HughesNet router.

Ongoing testing and usage

The current usage with Samsung Android and iPhone SE indicates that the mountains affect the signal.

In the image below, we reach 800m.

Using the GPS Fields Area Measure app, we discovered that the signal weakens in certain directions at a distance of 241 meters.

Our next step is to use a higher pole, possibly 10 meters tall, to minimize the impact of the mountains.

Additionally, we have been monitoring if it appears in damages after months of exposure to outdoor conditions, like rain, sun, and wind, and so far, we have not detected any issues.

The outcome

Full Setup Video

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Coverage Video

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Jean-Paul Smets - PDG
Tel: +33 (0)6 29 02 44 25
Mail: jp (at) rapid.space


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