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Ubiquisys to enhance 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell hotspots

Posted: 21 Aug 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:3G? LTE? WiFi? small cell hotspot? LTE?

Ubiquisys has announced that it has raised $19 million in an oversubscribed round from new investors Mobile Internet Capital and Nissay Capital, together with existing investors including 5CCG/Sallfort Privatbank AG, Accel Partners, Advent Venture Partners, Atlas Venture and Yasuda. Ranked Ubiquisys will use the capital to generate further profitable growth and accelerate delivery of innovative tri-mode 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell hotspots.

Mobile service providers are experiencing unprecedented growth in mobile data consumption, as consumers across the world embrace the benefits of smartphones in vast numbers. Macro network augmentation, spectrum additions and LTE can only meet a fraction of the extra capacity needed to meet consumer expectations. As a result, small cell deployments in public spaces, incorporating combinations of 3G, LTE and WiFi, are forecast to grow very rapidly, as they multiply the capacity of mobile networks whilst driving down costs. Indoor public spaces such as cafes, malls, transport hubs and office public spaces are the immediate opportunity for this type of small cell technology. Indoor is where most mobile data is consumed, where there is abundant low-cost fixed broadband for backhaul, where there are millions of available sites serving WiFi today, and where macro network cooperation is fully proven.

"Public access small cells require extremely high performance, resilience and fully automatic, adaptive capabilities. By building on the heritage of our volume residential and enterprise deployments, we are able to provide solutions which can meet the rigorous demands of operators in public spaces," said Chris Gilbert, CEO of Ubiquisys. "We remain uniquely placed to benefit from the ongoing exceptional growth in the small cell market and welcome this investment to help us meet this demand."

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