Headquartered in the United Kingdom, ip.access has been creating and deploying small cell solutions for more than fifteen years, delivering a range of products and solutions to over 100 customers worldwide. To date, more than 1.8 million of ip.access’ small cell access points have been deployed across tier one, tier two and tier 3 mobile network operator (MNO) groups, as well as secure and critical communication environments within the security, defence, transportation and utilities sectors.
ip.access has always been at the forefront of radio access, from its beginnings in GSM over packet-based backhaul, through residential femto, enterprise 3G/CDMA, and the virtualised self-organisation, monetisable multi-operator LTE small cell solutions.
Today MNOs are under severe pressure due to flatlining revenues and continued data demand growth. One of the central causes of this impasse is the inability of MNOs to derive new revenues from indoor deployments. ip.access believes that the way forward is through shared infrastructure and spectrum. Doubling up of resources is costly and simply not practical. ip.access’ multi-operator SUMO solution gives the opportunity for third party service partners to offer managed ‘as a service’ solutions or for end users to deploy their own coverage.
The company’s mission is to simplify the deployment of small cells and revolutionise the way small cells are deployed by looking beyond the traditional model and targeting Enterprise Verticals, TowerCos, MVNOs, Service Providers and System Integrators
Viper – Virtualised Enterprise RAN
In response to these new market dynamics and consumer demand, ip.access has developed the award-winning Viper platform - an integrated, multi-operator 3G/4G RAN solution that is reshaping the mobile infrastructure market and opening up a host of new commercial opportunities. Multi-operator small cells defined by spectrum sharing policies, virtual gateways and plug-and-play deployment are the fundamental principles behind ip.access’ Viper platform.
The Viper platform integrates a range of essential components, including:
- Plug-and-play small access points which can be installed by service partners as part of a managed roll-out, or simply sent out to end users for ad-hoc use
- Virtualised gateways to ensure minimum impact on the operator’ existing network when more small cells are deployed, enabling a truly scalable small cell network
- SUMO, ip.access’ solution for multi-operator coverage from a single small cell, which allocates capacity and bandwidth according to pre-defined rules
- Delivery of the Viper platform as a service managed by ip.access to ensure deployment is as simple as possible
Viper’s LTE, 3G and 2G access points cover all major frequency bands worldwide, and support traditional licensed spectrum, Citizens Broadband, and Licensed Shared Access.
More information about ip.access’ product range can be found on the ip.access website