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ip.access signs global small cell agreement with Telenor Group
11 countries covered by framework agreement Confirms ip.access as market leading small cell supplier and innovator
The frame agreement covers all 11 operators in the Telenor Group including its home network in Norway, as well as the other Scandinavian countries plus Telenor's operations in Eastern Europe, the Indian sub-continent and the Asia Pacific region.
Telenor's selection was based on a number of key criteria, including the ability to deliver an end-to-end solution, technical credibility, and a competitive long term Total Cost of Ownership.
Under the terms of the deal, ip.access will be able to supply its standards-compliant end-to-end 3G small cell solution for residential, business and public use to Telenor operators worldwide. Last year, ip.access was the first vendor to pass the milestone of more than half a million 3G small cells operational in networks globally. The deal also has provision to potentially extend to 4G in future.
Simon Brown, ip.access CEO said: "This is another important milestone for both ip.access and the small cell market. Major operators are recognising and reacting to the role that small cells can play to boost coverage, capacity and customer service in homes, offices and public spaces."
"What's more - as we move into an 'always on' world, small cells will be a key part of the connectivity solution from crowded office buildings to remote rural locations."
Telenor Group is one of the world's major mobile operators with 133 million mobile subscriptions. Telenor has mobile operations in 11 markets as well as an economic stake of 31.67 per cent in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 19 markets.
The Telenor Group:
- Strong mobile footprint in the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia
- Leading Nordic position in broadband and TV services
- Substantial activities in subsidiaries and joint venture operations
- One of the top 500 global companies by market value
- Among the top performers on Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
- 31,000 man-years worldwide
- Revenues 2010: NOK 95 billion
- Group CEO: Jon Fredrik Baksaas
- Listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, with headquarters in Norway
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