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ip.access launches flexible radio platform as carrier-proven alternative to SDR

2nd March 2017

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Thursday 2nd March 2017, London, UK – ip.access has launched the S60z, a new band flexible RAT-flexible small cell designed specifically for the needs of specialist integrators. The S60z offers flexible UMTS and LTE support based on ip.access’ carrier-proven hardware. This combination of proven technology with band flexibility enables the new module to be easily tailored for a range of potential new products across a number of application areas including transport networks, rural, utilities, security and surveillance.

The increasing need in niche applications for flexible band support, in combination with reduced size, weight and power requirements has driven the demand for software defined radio (SDR) technology. Despite the proliferation of SDR hardware, integrators struggle with inherent performance and reliability, as well as the need for extensive integration of the software necessary to run the device, the component pieces of which often have to be sourced from multiple vendors.

In contrast, the S60z provides integrators with a complete ‘cellular engine’ that offers a carrier-proven alternative to SDR approaches. By combining ip.access’ S60z hardware platform with its operator-proven UMTS and LTE software stacks, the S60z removes the software integration burden (while still offering low level access), and enables integrators to achieve the RAT and band flexibility they need.

The S60z platform has been designed to support all UMTS and LTE bands (both FDD and TDD) in the frequency range from 500MHz to 3.6GHz.  The S60z also supports ip.access’ SUMO™ multi-operator technology – further reducing the CapEx challenges in cost sensitive deployments such as rural networks.

Ben Ash, Sales Manager for ip.access integrator vertical markets, commented: “There is no doubt that for many applications the reality of SDR has fallen short of the promise. With the S60z we are responding to our customers’ demands for a solution that overcomes the challenges of SDR whilst retaining the ip.access stability. Our track record of success, with millions of units shipped, means integrators can now benefit from a flexible platform that is still built on proven technology.”

ip.access is actively looking to engage end users and technology partners to further promote the S60z platform. The company will be attending the UK Home Office exhibition ‘Security and Policing 2017’, Farnborough, UK, 7-9th March and will be available to discuss the potential for the S60z.

To arrange a meeting at the show please contact events@ipaccess.com

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We launch the S60z, a new band flexible RAT-flexible small cell designed specifically for the needs of specialist integrators. The S60z offers flexible UMTS and LTE support.

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About ip.access

ip.access delivers best-in-class wireless solutions to maximise the value of radio and data spectrum with disruptive business models. The company has over 15 years of small cell innovations under its belt, 10 industry firsts and approaching 1.5 million small cells shipped with field proven hardware and complete platforms live in over 100 customers’ networks around the world.

With its award-winning Viper™ multi-operator solution, ip.access is helping mobile operators, landlords, MVNOs, enterprises, service providers and integrators to open up a host of new commercial opportunities for the provision of indoor cellular coverage. Viper combines several ip.access products and technologies into an enterprise-focused platform which dramatically simplifies, and reduces the cost of, small cell deployments.

ip.access’ Presence service is the only field-proven solution specifically focused on driving carrier data monetisation strategies based on micro-location. Delivering critical micro-proximity data across the broadest set of use cases within a flexible privacy and permissions framework, Presence has been selected as sole vendor for a number of global telco, financial services and retail customers.

With a strong track record of working with trusted partners on integrated solutions and services, ip.access unlocks spectrum value for customers globally.

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