Firecell is thrilled to be joining Alchemist Acceleration Program 🚀

Firecell🔥 has been selected as part of 12 contenders out of 400 (3% acceptance rate) to join Alchemist’s next cohort starting December 2nd, 2021 for a 6-month acceleration program.

Alchemist serves founders with global aspirations all over the world. They have roots in Silicon Valley, and have a special focus on the heart of industrial Europe (Munich, Germany). 🏭

With the US and Germany being 2 of the largest target markets for Firecell #5G private networks, as well as Alchemist dedicated Industrial #IoT track, joining Alchemist is an incredible opportunity for Firecell to access their network of partners and investors and accelerate its business.

🚀 About Alchemist Program

Alchemist accelerates the development of seed-stage ventures🌱 that monetize from enterprises. Alchemist provides founders with a seed investment and structured path to traction, customers, and fundraising through a community. They also give access to the highest caliber mentors & Network, comprising over 3,000 faculty and mentors, and over 5,500 venture investors.

Alchemist also helps founders get access to marquee early customer adopters (large enterprises) to discuss partnerships including pilots, customer relationships, and investment.

During the program, founders have access to regional industry conferences and investor Demo Days that help gain both traction and visibility.

Finally, Alchemist startups are eligible for all exclusive credits, discounts, and deals from their extensive network of partners (for a total value of more than $400K to each Alchemist startup).

“We are super excited to join the Alchemist accelerator, said Olivier Dhotel, co-founder and CRO of Firecell. Alchemist is spot on for our activity, it will help us access two critical markets, the US and Germany, as well as an incredible network of talented people within our industry, therefore increasing our chances to succeed.” 

🔥 About Firecell

Firecell develops, packages and distributes the world’s first open source software suite of 4G and 5G core and radio access network enabling manufacturers to deploy and operate private networks to connect their factories

#industry40 #private5g #privatenetworks #internetofthing

For enquiries, please email contact@firecell.io

Press release – Peter Clemons joins Firecell to help European public safety and public service organisations

Renowned global critical communications expert, Peter Clemons joins Firecell to help European public safety and public service organisations take control of their next-generation mission-critical communications systems

Nice, France-based start-up, Firecell, has been set up to develop, package and distribute the world’s first open source 4G/5G radio access networks (RAN) and core networks (CN) based on OpenAirInterface, gathering a community of highly skilled developers from around the world. 

Following successful Open Source models, Firecell packages and sells 5G products providing convenient, polished, enterprise-ready software packages, along with documentation and technical support, making its software easy for industry to use.

Peter Clemons has been involved in the global critical communications industry for 25 years. Peter is a former Director & Board Member, TCCA, working closely with all key industry and community players to promote critical communications technology standards across the world. Peter is also Founder and Managing Director of specialist critical consulting firm, Quixoticity, founded in 2012, which is an active member of major global standards-making bodies, 3GPP, ETSI and TCCA. He now spends most of his time studying, developing & implementing secure, end-to-end, full 5G solutions, having moved to France during 2020.

Peter is joining Firecell as its Global Critical Communications Advisor to engage with European public safety and public service organisations to propose advanced, customisable, affordable solutions designed and dedicated to mission critical scenarios. Supported organisations will be able to take advantage of a full open source software suite, allowing costs to be shared as more organisations join the initiative, with the possibility of extensions and integration with selected partners, a higher level of security and guarantee of zero back-door, with a community of companies and institutions continuously improving the code.

Claude Seyrat, CEO, raisin.ai and General Manager, Firecell: “We’re really pleased that Peter is joining us here at Firecell to revolutionise the way 5G networks are deployed, building on his unique understanding  of the European market and global critical communications community. I also know that it is close to Peter’s heart to develop the next generation of solutions for public safety and public service organisations.”

Peter Clemons: “This is a unique opportunity to shape the European and global critical communications landscape for decades to come. An opportunity I simply could not turn down. I’ve known Claude and his core Firecell team and have been following the rapidly emerging global open source 4G/5G community for some time. Now is the right moment to start transforming our critical communications industry and community, by making 5G open and accessible to all European organizations.”

About Firecell

Firecell develops, packages and distributes the world’s first open source software suite of 4G and 5G core and radio access network enabling manufacturers to deploy and operate private networks to connect their factories (Industry 4.0). For enquiries, please email to contact@firecell.io

Avec Firecell, la 5G va bientôt pointer à l’usine

Tribune Côte d’Azur. Edition N° 1093 du vendredi 16/04/2021.

La 5G pourrait bien s’imposer comme l’un des fers de lance de la révolution industrielle 4.0.

En mettant la 5G au service des PMI, la startup niçoise espère décupler leur potentiel.

Encore en cours de structuration, Firecell aspire à devenir un partenaire technologique privilégié de l’industrie 4.0. Son challenge ? “Fournir aux industriels des réseaux privés 4G et 5G pour permettre aux usines, entrepôts, mines, ports et aéroports de connecter tous leurs équipements -machines, terminaux, robots, pièces détachées- avec la puissance de ce réseau et à bas coûts” explique son co-fondateur, Olivier Dhotel.

Firecell s’intéresse en particulier au marché des petites et moyennes industries (PMI) afin d’accompagner leur mutation numérique dans laquelle la 5G fera office d’accélérateur en connectant en très haut débit l’usine et ses outils de production. “Gagner en flexiblité, en rentabilité, proposer tout un tas de fonctionnalités, faire passer d’énormes volumes de données, ce qui n’était pas possible en wi-fi ou avec du câble. La vraie révolution de la 5G, c’est celle-là, pas d’avoir plus de débit sur son téléphone”ajuste Olivier Dhotel, qui a travaillé15 ans dans les télécoms.

Autorisée par l’ARCEP (Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques, des postes et de la distribution de la presse) à mettre en place des réseaux privés 5G sur des sites industriels, Firecell développera, en lien avec les intégrateurs chargés de l’installation des antennes sur site, la partie logicielle du réseau. “Notre originalité, c’est de parier sur un modèle open source, poursuit le dirigeant. Nous allons industrialiser le Open Air Interface, le code open source de notre partenaire Eurecom et développer des couches logicielles dessus. L’industrie commence Ã  comprendre les avantages de l’open source : une communauté qui développe, qui débogue et un vrai gage de transparence sur la sécurité, sans aucune boîte noire”.

Mais aussi un modèle économique plus abordable que les logiciels privés habituels, pile poil “dans lalogique de retour sur investissement des PMI” pour Firecell qui compte proposer une solution au même tarif qu’un réseau wifi upgradé. Basée à Nice, où elle bénéficie de l’appui du startup studio Raisin. AI piloté par Claude Seyrat, Firecell est en train de constituer ses équipes et se positionne déjà sur des projets collaboratifs dans le cadre du volet 5G du plan France Relance. “Nous sommes aussi en contact avec des clients potentiels en France et en Europe, pour collecter des cas d’usage, rencontrer desprospects et construire notre offre” ajoute Olivier Dhotel. D’où cette présence également sur la Hannover Messe 100% digitale. Pour que l’appel 5G de Firecell soit reçu par des industriels ou investisseurs potentiels. p-o.b