News release

Date: 17th October 2007

ip.access celebrates success at Leading Lights awards

Cambridge, 17 October 2007 – ip.access ( , the market leader in picocell and femtocell technologies, is celebrating another Award win, in the “Leading Lights” Awards from telecoms news site Light Reading.

ip.access won the “Leading Light” Award for “Best New Product from a Private Company” for its Oyster 3G femtocell, a low-power home access point that dramatically improves 3G cellular coverage for voice and data services in the home.

The “Leading Light” award win is the latest in a string of high-profile business and industry achievements for ip.access in 2007. At the Global Mobile Congress in February, ip.access took home a Global Mobile award for the Oyster 3G. Last month, the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 placed ip.access at 52 in its annual list of the 100 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK.

Winning the Leading Light Award means that ip.access is now on track for quadruple success in 2007 - it has also been shortlisted in the “Best Technology Foresight” category at the World Communications Awards, which are announced on November 28.

Commenting on the Award win, ip.access CEO Stephen Mallinson said, “We’re delighted to receive this award from Light Reading, which underscores the quality of the ip.access proposition and our status as both an innovator and a market-leader.

“This latest award for the Oyster 3G reflects the massive interest in femtocells and clearly illustrates the impact that femtocell technology is set to have in the wireless eco-system, as a means of improving the mobile user experience at home.”

For more information on the benefits of femtocells for mobile operators and end-users alike, please visit and download the white paper “The case for femtocells” by Dr Andy Tiller, VP of Marketing for ip.access.

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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.


Paul Nolan / Alex Sowden

Companycare Communications

T: +44 118 920 7650

E : ipaccess[at]companycare[dot]com

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