ip.access Signs Única as First ‘Small Cell as a Service’ Neutral Host Provider in Brazil
Cambridge, UK & Sao Paulo, Brazil – 25th October 2016 – ip.access, a Mavenir company since September 2020, has entered into a strategic partnership with Única to support the roll out of its cloud-based multi-operator small cell platform Viper™. ip.access will deliver its Viper platform as a service, enabling Única to offer its customers low cost, multi-operator in-building coverage and capacity solutions in residential, business and other hot spot locations operating as a neutral host.
Jorge Brandao, of Única, commented: “Viper is genuinely a first of its kind that solves the issue of in-building coverage in an extremely cost effective way. The small cell neutral host deployment model is also a major opportunity for us to grow our infrastructure business while also serving the needs of businesses that are struggling with poor or non-existent indoor coverage.”
Nick Johnson, CTO , ip.access, said: “By supporting neutral host deployment models our Viper platform completely changes the commercial landscape for small cell deployments. Shared access small cells are the next logical step in a path that began twenty years ago with the first tower sharing agreements. Partnerships like the one we have signed with Única represent a new frontier of opportunity for operators and for third party providers alike.”
The award-winning Viper platform provides multi-operator coverage from a single small cell to reduce the capital and operational cost of small cells. As demand for better indoor coverage solutions increases, Viper removes a significant barrier to increasing deployments of in-building cellular infrastructure.