ip.access, the market leader in picocell and femtocell technologies, is halfway to completing a rare “quadruple” of technology award wins during 2007. The UK-based 3G innovators started the year by winning a technology accolade in the Global Mobile Awards and followed that up last month by securing a place in the coveted Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100. Now, the company has been shortlisted for two further industry awards: Best Technology Foresight in the World Communications Awards and Best New Product by a Private Company in Light Reading’s Leading Lights awards.
The awards focus on ip.access” commercial growth and success with two key products: the nanoGSM® solution, which is the world’s most deployed picocell, helping mobile operators improve coverage and capacity for enterprises, SMEs and public spaces and the recently launched Oyster 3G(TM) femtocell that extends these benefits into the home.
“It’s been a tremendous year for the ip.access team,” said Stephen Mallinson, CEO of ip.access. “It looks like we might need a new shelf in our trophy cabinet – nanoGSM has topped the league in popularity with operators around the world, and Oyster 3G opens up a whole new ball game for ip.access and the operators it serves.”
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(TM) home access femtocell, which 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 over 25 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, Motorola Ventures and ADC among its shareholders.