Date: 11th May 2016
Cambridge and Channel Islands, UK, 11th May 2016 – JT and ip.access have integrated ip.access’ nanoVirt virtualized small cell gateway into JT’s existing 3G Small Cell deployment in the Channel Islands of Guernsey & Jersey, which provides improved in-building coverage and capacity to JT’s customers and roaming visitors.
ip.access and JT agreed to enhance the 3G network capabilities and reduce the overall equipment Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by adopting the nanoVirt gateway, which integrates ip.access’ Network Orchestration System, 3G Access Controller and Security Gateway into a fully virtualised carrier-grade solution. The nanoVirt platform also supports future deployments of ip.access 4G small cells into the network.
By adopting nanoVirt, JTwas able to benefit from the improved operational efficiencies of a common hardware platform. Deploying nanoVirt on JT’s preferred server hardware reduces the requirement for JT to hold dedicated spares, maximises utilisation of space, and simplifies support and maintenance tasks.
The solution utilizes all the capabilities of a Virtual Environment, including HyperVisor and Virtual Switch to allow several thousand Access Points to be supported using Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) IT Equipment. The service has been successfully integrated and validated against JT’s network, and has been running live since January.
“We selected ip.access as our preferred supplier and they integrated the solution in under 12 weeks, validating the service and server within their test network, before deploying and integrating the service within a single week on-site. It continues JT’s drive to reduce TCO, as well as leverage key technology partners like ip.access” says Tim Knights, Head of Mobile Networks, JT.
Malcolm Gordon, CEO of ip.access added “We thoroughly enjoy working together with innovative and dedicated partners such as JT, as they help us drive our technology roadmap forward. Our mission is to make small cell solutions easy to deploy, and virtualising the gateway functions has simplified life for us and our customers.”
About the JT Group of companies: Headquartered in the Channel Islands, JT offers a range of world-class services expected of a Tier-1 enterprise provider for a domestic and global customer base. Services include: voice and data; consultancy; co-location; leading-edge data hosting; internet; security; cloud back-up; fixed and mobile technologies; eGaming; M2M; Cloud Services (IaaS); fully managed IT services; and wholesale solutions.
With a 120-year heritage, JT today operates across 11 global locations, employing over 600 staff serving over 1 million global consumer subscribers and 2,177 active business customers.
About ip.access: Headquartered in the United Kingdom, ip.access has been creating and deploying small cell solutions for more than fifteen years. The company has products and solutions live in over 100 customers’ networks around the world.
The company’s success is built on its ability to innovate beyond the standard. As Small Cells have become the accepted standard for next generation high-density radio access, ip.access has maintained its position with a series of innovations of proven value. From its beginnings in GSM over packet-based backhaul, through residential femto, self-organisation and monetisable multi-operator solutions for LTE, ip.access has consistently been in the vanguard of radio access.
The company has an end-to-end deployment philosophy that integrates the small cell access points of all technologies with access gateways and comprehensive network management and performance tools. With a strong track record of working with trusted partners on integrated solutions, both product and services led, ip.access unlocks spectrum value for all its customers.
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