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Viper2020 Cloud Managed Small Cell platform - Support for 5G Services, First Responders and Neutral Host Networks with Presence™

17th May 2017

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ip.access first to add 600 & 700MHz spectrum bands for 5G and first responder networks

Cambridge, United Kingdom, May 17, 2017 – ip.access, the small cells pioneer since 2002, today announced innovations to the company’s Viper2020 cloud based access platform. As the industry aligns globally around 5G spectrum in the 600 and 700MHz bands, 3500MHz and other upcoming neutral host bands, ip.access leads the way with products and solutions to match. These solutions are valid for both traditional and shared-access licenses.

Service providers, shared-access and neutral host providers, first responders, and network analytics companies benefit from the addition of Presence™ within neutral host small cells. Specifically, we announce the introduction of variants for the indoor and outdoor product families and the integration of Presence™ within neutral host small cells for public safety.  In combination with the SUMO™ 5G-oriented Network Slicing technology, these solutions are ideal for shared access and shared application networks, combining Access, Presence Sensing and both Cat-M and NB-IoT in a single platform. 

“By combining our presenceSensor analytics capabilities to our neutral host small cells, we’ve opened an entire new market opportunity for neutral host service providers, retail and stadium venues, and first responder network services,” said Malcolm Gordon, CEO of ip.access.

Viper2020™ is a flexible cloud platform for management of licensed spectrum, neutral host, IoT small cells and presenceSensors with support for multi-operator access, analytics and IoT connected devices. 

“With our new portfolio additions, we give service providers, system integrators and neutral host providers the ability to combine the benefits of small cells with neutral host and presence services to address the 5G market potential,” said Dr. Nick Johnson, CTO and Founder of ip.access. “We also believe it’s important to support new and unique bands for 4G or 5G services, first responder networks and rural markets.”

Small cells in shared spectrum in the U.S. and Europe, with presenceSensors, make it possible for 4G and 5G networks to leverage a common management and access platform to offer reliable and lowest cost mobile access and revenue-generating presence analytics and services, both with and without mobile core network access.

“While it’s unclear what, exactly, 5G networks will look like, we do know that fulfilling the 5G promise – delivering more data, more reliably, to a broader set of customer segments – will require small cell networks, software and network virtualization, along with platforms which support new spectrum resources and new business models focused on neutral host or presence capabilities,” said Peter Jarich, Chief Analyst with Global Data.  “The new Viper2020 innovations speak to those requirements positioning it well to support operators in their quest to deliver access and differentiated, value-add services.” 

Viper2020™ includes access, presence and IoT capabilities for ultimate network performance, coverage and analytics:

Earlier this year, ip.access made the following important announcements:

Archive Press Releases



20th November 2017
ip.access deploys PRESENCE™ solution with O2 UK for cellular micro-proximity customer analytics

31st July 2017
ip.access passes two million shipments of residential 3G small cells

14th July 2017
ip.access and Quortus enable Pentonet’s revolutionary subscription service

11th July 2017
ip.access re-affirms commitment to quality

31st May 2017
ip.access wins best business case at Small Cell Forum Awards

18th May 2017
ip.access advocates infrastructure and spectrum sharing at Small Cells World Summit

17th May 2017
Viper2020 Cloud Managed Small Cell platform - Support for 5G Services, First Responders and Neutral Host Networks with Presence™

13th April 2017
ip.access and AeroMobile celebrate in-flight mobile phone connectivity milestone

2nd March 2017
ip.access launches flexible radio platform as carrier-proven alternative to SDR

22nd February 2017
ip.access to develop next generation IoT small cells on the path to 5G in collaboration with Intel

21st February 2017
Multi-carrier small cells slash deployment costs of in-building coverage by 80%

17th February 2017
ip.access increases support for Neutral Host Multi-Operator deployments with a range of new access points

7th February 2017
New Market Opportunities with Intelligent Access and IoT for the New Communications Era

31st January 2017
ip.access enhances T-Mobile’s retail-based customer analytics with PRESENCE™

25th January 2017
ip.access enters into strategic partnership with Inovvo to enhance Presence offering











29th November 2007
ip.access femtocell scores victory at World Communication Awards

17th October 2007
ip.access celebrates success at Leading Lights awards

9th October 2007
ip.access seeks quadruple glory

1st October 2007
ip.access takes its place in the Top 100 UK Technology Companies

18th September 2007
ip.access and Orascom aim to improve mobile access for 56 million people

6th July 2007
ip.access joins board of the femto forum - a new body to promote femtocell standardisation and deployment

2nd July 2007
ip.access participates in SoftBank femtocell proof of concept

20th June 2007
3G Home Femtocells Will Deliver Better Value For Mobile Data Users and Drive Fixed Mobile Substitution Predicts Leading Developer ip.access

18th June 2007
ip.access CTO Nick Johnson To Address CommunicAsia 2007 Summit on "Femtocells for Pure Cellular Fixed Mobile Convergence"

29th March 2007
ADC Partners with ip.access To Deliver a GSM/EDGE Portfolio that Extends to Rural Communities and Other Hard to Reach Areas

29th March 2007
ip.access and Tatara Systems Focus on SIP/IMS Femtocell Architecture Development

14th February 2007
Sonus Networks And ip.access Partner To Drive Fixed/Mobile Convergence Forward

14th February 2007
ip.access’ Oyster 3G is 2007’s best radio access product

13th February 2007
ip.access delivers pearl with Oyster 3G™ launch

12th February 2007
ip.access and Thomson Collaborate to Deliver Integrated 3G Femtocell Gateway Platform

12th February 2007
ip.access announces successful further funding round

6th February 2007
ip.access establishes a key partnership with Alcatel-Lucent GSM Product Line

17th January 2007
ip.access shortlisted for Global Mobile Award alongside Nokia and Cisco


20th December 2006
NexWave Technologies and ip.access team up to distribute picocell technologies throughout Asia Pacific

7th December 2006
ip.access GSM picocells deployed by new UK spectrum licensee FMS

11th October 2006
T-Mobile strengthens its GSM network in Europe with ip.access picocells

25th September 2006
ip.access selects picoChip technology for 3G femtocell development

5th September 2006
ip.access launches femto3G™ to revolutionise 3G services in the home

14th June 2006
ip.access and HECL to cover India with nanoBTS picocells

13th June 2006
TeleWare plc selects ip.access as picocell supplier for Private Mobile Networks

13th June 2006
ip.access strengthens Asia-Pacific presence with strategic appointment

12th June 2006
ip.access and iDirect collaborate to offer remote GSM picocell solution with satellite backhaul

9th May 2006
ip.access named in prestigious 2006 Red Herring 100 Europe list

3rd May 2006
Picocell market set for growth as Ofcom creates new low power GSM operators in the UK

13th March 2006
ip.access secures £8.5 million funding to accelerate growth in cost-effective cellular infrastructure for homes and businesses

14th February 2006
ip.access and in&phone enable enterprise fixed-mobile convergence in Switzerland

13th February 2006
ip.access and BelAir Networks Unlock Revenue Opportunities for Mobile Network Operators with First Wireless Mesh Cellular Picocell

10th February 2006
ip.access and NTL work together to explore Low Power GSM solutions

6th February 2006
ip.access' new EDGE/AMR picocell increases voice and data capacity

23rd January 2006
ip.access aircraft module shortlisted for 2006 GSM Association Awards





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About ip.access

ip.access develops 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G carrier grade small cell radio solutions.

The company has two primary lines of business; commercial communications networks deployed with service providers, and private networks deployed with system integrators for critical infrastructures, security and surveillance.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, ip.access has deployed more than two million 2G, 3G and 4G small cells, across hundreds of commercial and private networks worldwide.

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