Airtel To Launch Picocells in India

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In a bid to provide seamless connectivity for voice and data to its corporate customers, India's largest GSM mobile service operator Bharti Airtel has chosen ip.access, a UK-based developer of picocell and femtocell solutions to enhance the indoor GSM network coverage via nanoGSM picocells deployment across India.

After an extensive test and trial process, Airtel is deploying the ip.access nanoGSM picocell to deliver valuable extra mobile network coverage and capacity to its business customers, exactly where needed on their premises. This means that Airtel’s business customers can make use of faster and more dependable voice and data services, wherever they are on-site.

The ip.access's "nanoGSM picocell" is the market-leading solution for delivering enhanced in-building GSM services, which can be quickly and easily deployed for high-value enterprise customers. It can provide a strong mobile phone signal inside the buildings and other hard to reach places in metro cities, and also able to add extra capacity to the network. It has lower capital and operating costs than other in-building coverage solutions, with all the backhaul traffic efficiently carried over an existing IP connection.

Speaking on its tie-up with Bharti Airtel, Stephen Mallinson CEO Stephen Mallinson.ip.access said “Our new agreement with Bharti Airtel is a massive achievement for ip.access, which puts us at the heart of one of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic cellular markets. This new deal underscores our global leadership in the market for in-building cell infrastructure, working with the world’s leading mobile operators to improve network performance and deliver high-quality services to subscribers."

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