News release

Date: 19th March 2008

ip.access wins top UK technology award for innovation and growth

Cambridge, 19 March 2008 – ip.access (, the market leader in picocell and femtocell technologies, was recognised yesterday with a UK technology innovation and growth award from investment research firm Library House, for its success as one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies.

The UK Technology Innovation and Growth 2008 Awards recognise individuals and organisations that drive the success of the UK's fastest growing technology companies. Award nominations go through an exhaustive assessment process by a broad panel of judges from organisations including PwC, Google, Microsoft, and UK Trade and Investment, as well as Library House. Over the last nine years these awards have become a much sought-after accolade.

The “UK spin-out of the year” from Library House follows a very successful 2007 for ip.access, which saw the company winning a place in both the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 and the Red Herring Global 100 list of fast growing companies.

In addition, last year ip.access picked up a number of awards for its Oyster 3G femtocell product – including a Global Mobile award from the GSMA, a “Leading Light” Award from telecoms news and analysis website Light Reading, and also the World Communication Award for “Best Technology Foresight”.

Analysts predict a huge market for femtocells: a recent report from Frost & Sullivan for Western Europe predicts an installed base of 10.7 million femtocells and 21 million users by 2010, growing to 15.8 million femtocells and 39 million users by 2011.

With major network operators around the world trialling the Oyster3G, ip.access is well placed to claim a significant share of this market.

Commenting on the award, ip.access CEO Steve Mallinson said, “It is very satisfying to be recognised for our success as a high growth company in the dynamic market for femtocells and picocells. We are delighted to receive this award, which is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of everybody at ip.access.”

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”.

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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™ 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.

Paul Nolan / Alex Sowden
Companycare Communications
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