Date: 11th February 2008
Cambridge UK, and Barcelona, Spain: 11 February 2008 - ip.access (www.ipaccess.com / Mobile World Congress: Hall 2, Stand 2D62) the leader in picocells and femtocells, is expanding its highly successful nanoGSM® picocell product range with two new models that deliver voice, GPRS and EDGE data in the 900 MHz and 850 MHz GSM bands, it announced today.
The nanoGSM system backhauls traffic over a cost-effective broadband IP connection and is already used by more than 30 mobile network operators worldwide - including most recently, TeliaSonera in Denmark. The new nanoGSM products open up the benefits of picocells to a broader range of mobile operators.
Many GSM networks operate only on the 850 or 900 MHz bands, including key markets in Latin America, Asia and Africa. The new nanoGSM picocells will enable these operators to offer their high value business customers the benefits of high speed EDGE data indoors for BlackBerry® and other applications, as well as dedicated voice coverage for the office.
In addition to solving indoor coverage problems, operators are increasingly using nanoGSM picocells as a cost-effective way to offload voice and data traffic from congested macro networks, and to attract new enterprise customers with dedicated voice and data solutions.
Commenting on today’s announcement, ip.access CEO Stephen Mallinson said, “Our new high speed picocells build on the success of our existing nanoGSM products, opening up new markets where picocells can be deployed. They will help operators to better serve their customers inside buildings, where mobile phones are used the most.”
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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 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 numerous industry awards including 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 more than 30 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, Cisco and Motorola Ventures among its shareholders.
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