Date: 1st September 2010
1 September 2010 –ip.access (www.ipaccess.com ), the multi-award winning UK-based developer of picocell and femtocell solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by Bharti Airtel to supply its nanoGSM® picocells for deployment across India. Bharti Airtel is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 18 countries across Asia and Africa and over 100 million mobile subscribers. After an extensive test and trial process, Airtel is deploying the ip.access nanoGSM picocell to deliver valuable extra mobile network coverage and capacity to its business customers, exactly where needed on their premises. This means that Airtel’s business customers can make use of faster and more dependable voice and data services, wherever they are on-site.
The ip.access nanoGSM picocell is the market-leading solution for delivering enhanced in-building GSM services, which can be quickly and easily deployed for high-value enterprise customers. It has lower capital and operating costs than other in-building coverage solutions, with all the backhaul traffic efficiently carried over an existing IP connection.
“Our new agreement with Bharti Airtel is a massive achievement for ip.access, which puts us at the heart of one of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic cellular markets,” said ip.access CEO Stephen Mallinson. “This new deal underscores our global leadership in the market for in-building cell infrastructure, working with the world’s leading mobile operators to improve network performance and deliver high-quality services to subscribers.”
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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 live installations in more than 50 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. Oyster 3G is the core femtocell technology in AT&T’s 3G MicroCell.
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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