Mavenir has acquired ip.access Ltd, a leading 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G-ready small cell provider, to expand its OpenRAN radio portfolio for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and Enterprise Private Networks This acquisition extends Mavenir’s leadership in OpenRAN radio on three fronts:
- adding 2G and 3G capabilities to the OpenRAN portfolio for CSPs;
- adding a full suite of enterprise radio systems for Mavenir’s Private Network offerings, including OnGo/CBRS certified systems;
- leveraging market leading software defined vRAN systems for aviation, maritime, rural and remote networks with next generation systems in the air, on land and at sea.
“Operators are looking to transform their 2G/3G networks as they migrate to 4G and 5G,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO, Mavenir. “We expect to provide a seamless, multi radio access technology single RAN offering for those operators that allows them to have the benefits of advanced radio solutions across all layers.”
“ip.access brings a strong foothold in 2G, 3G and 4G as well as in the enterprise space that we believe augments Mavenir’s market leadership,” said Aniruddho Basu, SVP and GM Emerging Business, Mavenir. “Combining our assets enhances our end-to-end network proposition, provides a “Multi-G” single RAN evolution path for carriers, and creates a market leading proposition for the private networks enterprise market.”
“Nick Johnson, Founder and CTO of ip.access added, “CBRS/OnGo in the US and shared spectrum initiatives in Europe are but a few of the potential opportunities. It’s not just consumer services anymore, but industrial private networks, professional closed group networks for financial, healthcare, leisure and hospitality, among many others.”
After the acquisition, ip.access will operate as a business unit within Mavenir’s Emerging Business group and is expected to develop strong synergies with Mavenir’s OpenRAN, Cloud Core, Edge, and Analytics suites for compelling end-to-end network propositions for both the CSP and Enterprise/Industry segments. Further, ip.access brings its proven track record with more than 50 live networks deployed globally with CSPs, and hundreds of private networks for industry, critical infrastructures, data monetization, security and surveillance.
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