Axell Wireless

Axell Wireless

March 22, 2011 08:01 ET

Axell Wireless Launch The "DIGImini"-World's First Range of Digital Mini Repeaters for Cellular Operators

Radical New Price Point Makes In-Building Coverage Simple and Affordable

CTIA, ORLANDO, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - Axell Wireless, the worldwide provider of wireless coverage solutions, today launched the world's first family of digital mini repeaters into the U.S. market. The DIGImini provides in-building coverage for 2G, 3G and 4G services in all cellular frequency bands based on Axell Wireless' patented DSP technology.

Priced to compete head to head with existing single band analog products, the dual band DIGImini sets a new price performance point in the industry and will enable cellular operators to cost effectively provide coverage to all of their business customers, whether an SME (small and medium enterprise) or a major enterprise. With up to 80 per cent of cellular wireless traffic now originating from within buildings, the need for strong indoor coverage levels for 3G and 4G services is greater than ever. The DIGImini allows cellular operators to provide comprehensive in-building coverage in a simple and cost effective manner.

The DIGImini is available as both a dual band and single band variant and units can be simply connected to provide a 'tri' and 'quad' band combination if required. Frequency bands available include 700MHz, 850MHz, 1700MHz, and 1900MHz. Any combination of CDMA, GSM, WCDMA or LTE services can be run on any band thanks to Axell's unique digital filtering capability. The DIGImini provides operators with the flexibility to "re-farm" existing frequency bands, running different services within one band (e.g. CDMA, GSM, WCDMA in the 850MHz band). The DIGImini fully supports this application without the cost associated with deploying multiple repeaters.

The DIGImini provides 22dBm per band output power providing coverage in buildings up to 30,000 square feet. It provides up to 6 sub-band filtering per unit and contains an "oscillation protection" algorithm, meaning the repeater will never go into oscillation. The DIGImini can be installed simply on a wall, or in a rack, and it can also be controlled using simple "auto configuration" settings accessed via a web interface, it can be activated and fully functional within a few minutes. For integration into a NOC (network operations centre) SNMP support is also provided. Connection to the device is via Ethernet or via an optional wireless modem.

"Axell is once again demonstrating its technology leadership with the introduction of world's first family of digital mini repeaters into the U.S. market. Cellular wireless traffic in the U.S. continues to grow at an exponential rate caused by the ever increasing uptake of smart phones, and other connected devices. Operators are facing the complex challenge of providing high quality data coverage indoors to capitalise on the demand for mobile broadband and data services whilst ARPU (average revenue per user) is in decline. With a radical new price performance point, coupled with future proof architecture supporting any wireless technology, the DIGImini directly addresses that need", commented Ian Brown, CEO Axell Wireless.

The DIGImini is available for immediate ordering with first shipments following shortly thereafter.

About Axell Wireless

Axell Wireless is one of the largest global manufacturers of wireless coverage solutions and the No 1 provider of solutions for the public safety market. Employing over 250 people, Axell Wireless has headquarters in Chesham, UK but operates from a network of 10 offices across the globe. In the United States, Axell has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Axell Wireless has an enviable track record spanning some 30 years having supplied coverage solutions to all sorts of environments including road and rail tunnels, metros, small and large buildings, and transportation systems including railways and aeroplanes.

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