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ip.access, SFR Business Team and SPIE collaborate to bring picocells to French market
[February 12, 2009]

ip.access, SFR Business Team and SPIE collaborate to bring picocells to French market

(Telecomworldwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
ip.access, a developer of picocell and femtocell solutions, together
with SFR Business Team, an alternative French operator on the business
market, and SPIE, a specialist in electrical, mechanical and HVAC
engineering, energy, communications and infrastructure, announced on
Wednesday (11 February) their collaboration to bring the benefits of
ip.access picocells to the French mobile market.

According to the company, in collaboration with SFR Business Team, SPIE
has developed the capability to provide a managed service for ip.access
nanoBTS picocells in France. The service includes the initial project
and network design and planning, network integration, site surveys and
deployment of the picocells on enterprise user premises, as well as the
day-to-day operations and network management functions. SFR Business
Team uses ip.access nanoBTS picocells as the basis for its SFR Office
Extend offer.

Picocells enable mobile operators to deliver a high-quality service to

their business customers, by offering high in-building voice quality
and high speed EDGE data rates for devices such as Blackberries and
smart phones. The ip.access nanoGSM solution can reduce project
implementation costs and lead time by a factor of 2, compared with
traditional indoor coverage solutions, and makes indoor coverage
cost-effective for small and medium enterprises starting at 10
employees or VIPs, the company said.

No financial details were disclosed.

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