SOURCE: ip.access Ltd

October 11, 2006 04:58 ET

T-Mobile Strengthens Its GSM Network in Europe With ip.access Picocells

CAMBRIDGE, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 --

--  T-Mobile International selects ip.access' nanoGSM picocell solution
    
--  Low-cost solution to enhance GSM coverage and capacity across European
    networks
    
--  Picocell market momentum increases
    
ip.access ltd, a leading developer of in-building wireless picocell solutions, today announces a major picocell supply contract with leading mobile operator T-Mobile International.

T-Mobile is now deploying nanoGSM, ip.access' picocell-based solution, to provide dedicated in-building coverage and extended capacity to customers across major GSM networks in Europe. The simple-to-install picocells use existing IP connections to provide cost-effective backhaul to the core network while avoiding the disruption to building fabric encountered with antenna-based solutions.

Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Krath, vice president of radio access network engineering, T-Mobile International, commented, "The low-cost nanoGSM infrastructure is an intelligent solution for indoor coverage. ip.access' systems will help us to deliver improved performance and quality to our customers."

Mark Pittick, vice president of sales and marketing, ip.access, added, "T-Mobile International is another important new customer for ip.access. nanoGSM continues to enjoy commercial success by providing optimal coverage and capacity to end users while enabling cellular operators to reduce churn and increase average revenue per user."

Based in Cambridge, UK, ip.access ltd (www.ipaccess.com) is a leading manufacturer of cost-effective picocellular GSM, GPRS and EDGE and 3G infrastructure solutions, which integrate with standard broadband IP networks for backhaul. ip.access systems are live in over 15 networks around the world and many more are in the process of being deployed.

The femto3G™ product range enables mobile network operators to provide improved residential 3G voice and data coverage and deliver a pure-play cellular approach to fixed-mobile convergence.

The nanoGSM® product range provides low-cost GSM coverage and capacity, to improve service quality in offices, shops and residential buildings. ip.access picocells can also provide coverage on passenger aircraft, ships and in remote rural areas using satellite backhaul.

ip.access counts Scottish Equity Partners, Intel Capital, Rothschild Gestion and Motorola among its shareholders.

T-Mobile International (www.t-mobile.net) is one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications. As one of Deutsche Telekom's three strategic business units, T-Mobile concentrates on the most dynamic markets in Europe and the United States. By HY 2006, more than 90 million mobile customers were served by companies of the Deutsche Telekom group. And all that over a common technology platform based on GSM, the world's most successful digital wireless standard. This also makes T-Mobile the only mobile communications provider with a seamless transatlantic service.

T-Mobile also is a partner of FreeMove, an alliance formed by four of Europe's leading mobile companies -- Orange, TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) T-Mobile and TeliaSonera -- to help their customers communicate as easily while travelling abroad as they do at home.

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