ip.access Launches nanoVirt Small Cell Gateway
Cambridge and London, UK, 10 May 2016. ip.access, a Mavenir company since September 2020 and the world’s leading independent small cell product and solution provider, has launched the nanoVirt small cell gateway at this week’s Small Cell World Summit conference in London.
nanoVirt integrates ip.access’ field-proven 2G, 3G and 4G small cell management and access control functions as virtualized components, running in a carrier-grade Virtual Machine (VM) environment. nanoVirt is delivered as a software solution which can be deployed by mobile operators and neutral hosts on their preferred server hardware, or hosted in a third-party data centre.
By enabling small cell operators to use generic server hardware, nanoVirt reduces Total Cost of Ownership. nanoVirt removes the need to hold dedicated spares, allows better utilisation of space in the data centre, and simplifies maintenance and support.
nanoVirt is licensed based on network capacity, providing a cost-effective “pay as you grow” solution for small cell deployments. The architecture eliminates the fixed overhead of dedicated hardware gateways and supports innovative new business models such as Small Cells As A Service and Neutral Hosting.
The nanoVirt solution has already been successfully deployed by a European Mobile Network Operator.
nanoVirt is a key part of ip.access’ end-to-end Viper™ Enterprise RAN platform, which also includes a range of plug-and-play 3G and 4G small cell Access Points for small, medium and large enterprise deployments.
ip.access will be showcasing the nanoVirt and Viper platforms on stand 50 at the SWCS World exhibition, and ip.access founder and CTO Nick Johnson will be presenting at the flagship technical conference on Tuesday 10th May.