Zinwave, the distributed antenna systems (DAS) provider, has expanded its commercial presence in Australasia in response to growing demand for ‘anywhere access’ to Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) using MIMO (Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output) technology.
This follows the company’s recent announcement to double its headcount within 12 months further to its acquisition by McWane Inc, a privately held manufacturing company based in the US and owners of a global group of wireless technology companies.
Christian Derrick has joined Zinwave as director of sales and services for Australia and New Zealand and is based in Melbourne. Derek Paton has re-joined Zinwave as VP business development based in the Asia Pacific region. paton also assumes executive management responsibility for the company’s sales and support teams in Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions.
Derrick has over 19 years’ experience in the wireless and IP industries. Before joining Zinwave he was technical director, Europe and technical sales director, Asia Pacific for SpiderCloud Wireless. He has held senior positions at Qualcomm Europe, Flarion Technologies, Vodafone UK & Vodafone Group, Cisco Systems and Nortel Networks. He has also led wireless pilots and deployments in Australia, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands and Slovakia.
Paton has been involved in the wireless telecoms industry for over 30 years and has specialist knowledge of in-building cellular coverage solutions across multiple vertical markets. Coming from a technical background, he has held senior positions with a number of leading wireless telecoms companies including Allen Telecom, Mikom, LGC Wireless and ADC.
He has been responsible for over 300 large in-building projects in the last 15 years, ranging from San Francisco International Airport to City of Dreams Casino Resort in Macau. Most recently Paton was based in Australia where he established a successful services organisation offering DAS solutions to mobile operators.
Zinwave’s in-building DAS is the only system capable of supporting multiple cellular and public safety services between 150MHz and 2700MHz on a single hardware layer, regardless of protocol or modulation scheme. It is also the only company that can support multiple FDD and TDD LTE services simultaneously across any spectrum allocated globally.
Zinwave’s DAS offers building owners, telecom operators and neutral host providers an ‘install-once’ solution, eliminating the need for expensive and disruptive upgrades to existing infrastructures to accommodate new services as they become available.
Its straightforward design (comprising just four components) and unique technology delivers the most flexible solution in the in-building market place, with lowest total cost of ownership.
Paton said: “The Asia Pacific region is one of the fastest growing wireless markets in the world and there is a huge demand for in-building cellular coverage solutions. Our unique wideband active DAS offers building owners and operators alike the most cost-effective, multi-service, multi-operator DAS installation on the market.”
Zinwave has a number of installations in the region including Westfield Centrepoint, Sydney, Esplanade –Theatres on the Bay, Singapore and Solaire Manila, a luxury tourist and gaming complex in the Philippines.