ip.access Signs Única as First 'Small Cell as a Service' Neutral Host Provider in Brazil

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAO PAULO, Brazil, Oct. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - ip.access has entered into a strategic partnership with Única do Brasil to support the roll out of its cloud-based multi-operator small cell platform Viper. ip.access will deliver its Viper platform as a service, enabling Única to offer its customers low cost, multi-operator in-building coverage and capacity solutions in residential, business and other hot spot locations operating as a neutral host.

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Jorge Brandao, of Única do Brasil, commented: "Viper is genuinely a first of its kind that solves the issue of in-building coverage in an extremely cost effective way. The small cell neutral host deployment model is also a major opportunity for us to grow our infrastructure business while also serving the needs of businesses that are struggling with poor or non-existent indoor coverage."

Nick Johnson, CTO , ip.access, said: "By supporting neutral host deployment models our Viper platform completely changes the commercial landscape for small cell deployments. Shared access small cells are the next logical step in a path that began twenty years ago with the first tower sharing agreements. Partnerships like the one we have signed with Única represent a new frontier of opportunity for operators and for third party providers alike."

The award-winning Viper platform provides multi-operator coverage from a single small cell to reduce the capital and operational cost of small cells. As demand for better indoor coverage solutions increases, Viper removes a significant barrier to increasing deployments of in-building cellular infrastructure.

About ip.access

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, ip.access originates the best-in-class wireless solutions that maximise the value of radio and data assets via disruptive business models. The company has products and solutions live in over 100 customers' networks around the world.

With its award-winning Viper™ multi-operator solution, ip.access is helping mobile operators, landlords, MVNOs, enterprises, service providers and integrators to open up a host of new commercial opportunities for the provision of indoor cellular coverage. Viper combines several ip.access products and technologies into an enterprise-focused platform which dramatically simplifies, and reduces the cost of, small cell deployments.

To learn more about Única do Brasil please visit http://www.unicagp.com.br

SOURCE ip.access

For further information: Media contacts: Jhanvi Gudka / Rachel Nulty, Wildfire, ipaccess@wildfirepr.com, +44(0)20-8408-8000

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