Date: 15th February 2010
15 February 2010 – ip.access, developer of 2G and 3G in-building wireless solutions, today announced that it was chosen by leading French fixed and mobile operator Bouygues Telecom to provide 2G picocells for its enterprise customers across France. Bouygues Telecom has more than 10 million subscribers nationwide, making it France’s third largest mobile operator, and was recently rated number one for customer relations in mobile telephony .
Bouygues Telecom chose the ip.access nanoGSM system to provide valuable extra 2G and EDGE cellular coverage to enterprise customers exactly where it is needed - such as indoors and in areas of high network traffic.
With an ip.access nanoGSM picocell installed on their premises and plugged into an existing fixed IP connection, Bouygues Telecom business customers will be able to use their mobile devices for high-quality voice and mobile data services indoors without any lapse in service performance – such as dropped calls or the data flow being interrupted.
Bouygues Telecom chose nanoGSM following a rigorous and competitive selection process. Unlike other rival picocell solutions on the market, nanoGSM provides high-speed EDGE connectivity. Also instrumental in Bouygues Telecom’s decision was nanoGSM’s impressive track record, together with endorsements from other operator customers. With more than 50 live network installations around the world, nanoGSM is the world’s most-deployed picocell.
“The ip.access nanoGSM system met all our requirements when we assessed the various solutions on the market. nanoGSM’s reliability, together with its rapid and seamless integration with our existing core network assets was confirmed during the trial period and the first site deployments”, said Sebastian Racu, in charge of the picocell program at Bouygues Telecom.
Commenting on the news, ip.access CEO Stephen Mallinson said, “We’re delighted to work with Bouygues Telecom to deliver a market-leading cellular service to their customers. Mobile network operators view picocells – both 2G and 3G – as an effective, scalable and cost-efficient means to improve the performance and quality of their mobile networks. Our relationships with major operators worldwide such as Bouygues Telecom establish ip.access as the undisputed leader and innovator in the cellular-over-IP market.”
ip.access will be showcasing its market-leading picocell and femtocell solutions on Stand 2D62 in Hall 2 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Feb 15-18 2010).
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Based in Cambridge, UK, ip.access ltd (www.ipaccess.com) 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 to drive down costs and increase coverage and capacity of mobile networks.
ABI Research ranks ip.access as the world’s number 1 picocell vendor; its nanoGSM® and nano3G™ picocell solutions provide 2G and 3G coverage and capacity for offices, shops and (using satellite backhaul) passenger aircraft, ships and remote rural areas. nanoGSM is the world’s most deployed picocell, with deployments in more than 50 live networks around the world and growing.
ip.access is also the company behind the multi-award winning Oyster 3G™ femtocell technology, which dramatically improves the user experience for 3G services at home.
ip.access counts Scottish Equity Partners, Rothschild Gestion, Intel Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, ADC, Cisco, Qualcomm and Motorola Ventures among its shareholders.
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