Argela is a Turkish company with sales and marketing offices in US and Dubai. Their development centre is in Ankara. Founded in 2004, they were acquired and are now wholely owned by Turk Telecom in 2006. They are one of several "technology tigers", bringing a range of innovative products to market both in Turkey and worldwide.
Around 2015 they pivoted their business model and switched from designing and marketing Small Cell products into an IPR business innovating with new network architectures and demonstrating proof of concept designs. Their website continues to offer a rural, long range 3G/4G small cell for use in rural applications and for private networks but does not provide any datasheet or other product information.
A major product line has been residential home gateways, which incorporate ADSL, Zigbee modems and can also deliver Wi-Fi and IPTV. Their products are installed in several Turkish network operators, others in the region and also in South Africa.
They joined the Femto Forum in 2009.
In 2010 they launched a standalone residential femtocell built using the picoChip reference design and Radisys software stack. The product complies with the open Iu-h interface and TR-069 remote management. This was successfully demonstrated at the Femto Forum plugfest in March 2010.
Later they released a dual mode 3G/4G rural small cell with higher RF power (shown below), designed for use in low density rural communities and for private networks and/or public safety applications. The enclosure is IP66 compliant, weatherproofed for outdoor use.
At MWC 2016, they demonstrated an Network Slicing architecture jointly with Cavium, branded ProgRAN. This is a design concept for which they would sell IPR rather than directly manufacturing their own product.