ip.access, the small cell product and solution provider, is extending its collaboration with Intel to encompass a new generation of small cell products.
The Intel Transcede T3K and T2K system-on-a-chip (SoC) product family for enterprise, residential and rural market access points is a key component in ip.access’ Viper end-to-end small cell platform. This extends ip.access’ market reach beyond its traditional mobile operator customer base to exploit valuable new small cell opportunities worldwide.
“We see the continued growth of demand for mobile communications around the globe and know that next generation small cells are the only way to meet it. Selecting a technology partner with the flexibility and power to support our goals is vital. Intel was the natural choice for us as its solutions extend our LTE and multi-standard roadmaps in a way that no-one else can match,” said Malcolm Gordon, CEO of ip.access.
“We’ve partnered with ip.access over many years, most notably on the high volume AT&T Microcell. They have a unique vision of the way the HetNet wireless access market will develop. By deepening our collaboration today, we can help ip.access leverage Intel’s SoC platforms to meet the world’s need for wireless communication for licensed, unlicensed and Fifth Generation mobile networks,” said Naser Adas, general manager of the Heterogeneous Network Solutions Group at Intel.
ip.access’ W-CDMA residential small cell deployment remains the largest of its type in the world. No other small infrastructure vendor maintains the same breadth and depth of market penetration through GSM, W-CDMA and LTE around the globe.
The inclusion of the Intel Transcede small cell SoC technology enhances ip.access’ product offerings, extending the reach of LTE beyond its heartland of licensed radio macro network deployments. By including self-organisation features, including FCC 47 part 96 compliance, ip.access products based on Intel technology will accelerate the transition towards LTE in mass market wireless access, including LTE-LAA, Citizens Broadband and Licensed Shared Access.
The Viper small cell platform encompasses lowest-cost products for home, small business and rural deployment as well as high performance products for enterprise and campus. All products carry ip.access proven Self-Organisation features, with SUMO enhanced multi-operator capability for vertical markets.
Viper also integrates ip.access’ core-network gateways and EMS solutions into a complete end-to-end platform, suitable for traditional planned deployment, end-user unplanned deployments, and deployment ‘as-a-service’ by ip.access and its service partners.