News release

Date: 1st October 2010

ip.access takes its place in the Top 100 UK Technology Companies

Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league table ranks ip.access as 52nd fastest growing private technology company in the UK

Cambridge, 1st October, 2007 – ip.access, the market leader in picocell and femtocell technologies, today announced that it has been named as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK, according to the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100.

Now in its seventh year, The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 ranks Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies based on their 2004-2006 sales growth. It placed ip.access 52nd in the nationwide league table.

ip.access’ nanoGSM® solution is the world's most deployed picocell. It helps mobile network operators improve coverage and capacity for enterprises, SMEs and public spaces. The recently launched Oyster 3G femtocell extends these benefits into the home.

Commenting on the news, Stephen Mallinson, CEO of ip.access, said, “To be placed 52nd in the league table is a major achievement for a company of our size and is testament to the commitment and huge amount of work that we have put into making ip.access the market leader for picocells and femtocells. ip.access counts as customers 28 mobile network operators around the world who have deployed our picocells in their networks. Our new Oyster 3G femtocells are also beginning operator trials. The strength of our products and the expertise of our team, together with the very real commercial need for both picocells and femtocells to improve mobile phone coverage and increase network capacity, means that we are the partner of choice for any network operator wanting to compete in the converged telecoms marketplace.”

The inclusion of ip.access in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 is the latest notable achievement in what has already been a very successful year for the company. In February, the company won a prestigious GSM Association award for its Oyster 3G femtocell home access product. In addition, the Oyster 3G has recently been shortlisted for Best Technology Foresight in the widely-respected World Communications Awards.

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About ip.access
Based in Cambridge, UK, ip.access ltd ( is a leading manufacturer of cost-effective picocell and femtocell infrastructure solutions for GSM, GPRS, EDGE and 3G. These solutions bring IP and cellular technologies together and solve in-building access problems for mobile operators, opening up new revenue streams while defending existing business.

ip.access is the company behind the Oyster 3G™ home access femtocell, winner of the Best Radio Access Product at the 2007 Global Mobile Awards. The Oyster 3G dramatically increases 3G cell capacity and coverage; improves quality of experience; and drives down costs. Oyster 3G is ready for today’s mobile networks and tomorrow’s IMS infrastructure.

The ip.access nanoGSM® is the world’s most deployed picocell solution for cellular networks. It provides GSM, GPRS and EDGE coverage and capacity for offices, shops and using satellite backhaul passenger aircraft, ships and in remote rural areas.

With 28 live networks around the world and many more being deployed, ip.access is the partner of choice for operators competing in the new converged marketplace.

ip.access counts Scottish Equity Partners, Rothschild Gestion, Intel Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, ADC and Motorola Ventures among its shareholders.

For more on the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100, visit

Paul Nolan / Alex Sowden
Companycare Communications
T: +44 118 920 7650
E : ipaccess[at]companycare[dot]com

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