ip.access and WNC Announce Manufacturing Partnership
Agreement covers mass manufacturing for latest Small Cell product line
The agreement particularly covers the next generation of compact, high performance small cells that ip.access announced in November. The company added that the deal with WNC will provide flexible, high volume manufacturing with unrivalled product customisation ability.
Announcing the agreement, CEO Simon Brown said: "We have an increasing number of small cell deployments where operators require rapid and flexible volume delivery with the option to customise products with add-ons such as Wi-Fi, DSL, cable modem and router functions.
"We selected WNC as our partner on the basis of their world class experience in building high performance, compact radio systems, coupled with their proven track record in high-quality, volume product manufacturing. They perfectly match our requirements to build the best price-performance, market-leading products that meet the needs of our rapidly growing, global service provider customer base," he added.
WNC's President Jeffrey Gau commented: "WNC had identified the small cell market as a high-growth world market and this agreement is an opportunity to work with a market-leading company to expand both our businesses and jointly accelerate small cell deployments in the growing customer base that ip.access is winning around the world."
As a result of this agreement, ip.access can now offer its customers a wider range of product configuration, via a 'build-to-order' service, and therefore fully meet individual operator requirements for small cells in different form factors, configurations and high volume delivery schedules.
The first products from the partnership are already in manufacturing and will ship later this Quarter.
Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced wireless communication products. With strong R&D and high-volume production capabilities, WNC consistently introduces innovative technologies covering a range of products including: DBS outdoor units, satellite/digital radio, networking devices (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, PLC), 3G/4G mobile devices, set-top boxes, digital home devices, automotive electronics, RFID and NFC solutions, and various types of TV/GPS/mobile phone/LDS antennas.
WNC's mission is to provide its worldwide customers and partners with superior products through premium ODM/JDM/OEM design and manufacturing, logistics, and after-sales services.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, ip.access has been deploying small cell solutions for more than 10 years providing some 100+ customers around the world with the capability to accelerate the introduction of small cell solutions into their networks irrespective of use case, technology or deployment model.
The company's success is built upon its ability to provide its Service Provider customers with a range of small cell solutions across all technologies (2G, 3G, and 4G), alongside an end-to-end deployment philosophy that integrates the small cell access points with converged access gateways and comprehensive network management and performance tools.
The methodology and solution capability provided by ip.access enables its customers to better manage the economic challenges of delivering against ever more demanding coverage and capacity requirements. This, along with the ease of integration to higher order management solutions and the robust and elegant macro network interaction reduces the 'cycle time' from installation to commercial service.
In addition, ip.access has focussed diligently on providing the intelligence and application layer to enable its customers to deliver rapid monetisation of their small cell deployments, driving new and complimentary revenue streams to further enhance the small cells business case.
ip.access counts Amadeus Capital Partners, Cisco, Frog Capital, Intel Capital, Qualcomm, Rothschild, Scottish Equity Partners and TE Connectivity among its shareholders.
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