Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cisco Invests in ip.access for Femtocells and Picocells

ip.access, a start-up that specializes in femtocell and picocell technologies, announced that Cisco has made an investment in the company. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Existing ip.access investors include Scottish Equity Partners, Rothschild Gestion, Intel Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, ADC and Motorola Ventures.

ip.access' Oyster 3GTM femtocell , which is currently in trials with major mobile network operators, is a low-power wireless access point which plugs into a residential broadband DSL or cable connection to deliver a 3G mobile phone signal indoors.

ip.access' 2G picocells are already deployed in more than 30 live networks around the world.

ip.access is based in Cambridge, UK.http://www.ipaccess.comhttp://www.cisco.com

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