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Telecom26 selects ip.access for 5G Maritime Solution Development

Barcelona, Spain, 25 February 2019 – Telecom26 has today announced that it selected ip.access, a Mavenir company since September 2020 and the leading small cells provider, as a partner vendor to align development efforts to provide secure end-to-end turnkey 5G maritime solutions.  Building upon the successful relationship that already is in place between both parties, the collaboration effort will enable a more integrated 5G solution offering that will leverage capabilities at the 5G radio level to deliver a highly efficient and secure end-to-end service offering.

Commenting on the collaboration was Mike Ashdown, CEO of Telecom26 “Aligning development efforts will allow for the creation of new innovative solutions to deliver as a part of our planned 5G maritime and remote cellular service offering.  This collaborative effort will further cultivate the success of 3G/4G services Telecom26 currently offers using ip.access products and establish a leading position for providing 5G services in the maritime market.”

As a part of the collaborative agreement, both parties have agreed to leverage each other’s expert resources to future proof small cell solutions and remote connectivity offerings under limited bandwidth availability.  The solution will be based on the ip.access OEM/SDR platform and the global connectivity mobile core of Telecom26.  Telecom26 will also provide ip.access access to their global connectivity network and R&D facilities where the joint solution will be showcased.

Commenting on the announcement, Nick Johnson, CTO and Founder of ip.access “For ip.access the main benefit of this collaboration is that we will be able to further refine our 5G solution based on direct, real-time mobile operator feedback.  This integrated effort will further enable us to provide a robust small cell offering for the maritime and remote cellular market.”

The importance of this joint collaboration to the market is that maritime solutions carry business critical information across the mobile network, therefore, 5G maritime services will require end-to-end security.  The combination of ip.access small cells and Telecom26 mobile network core will enable the highest level of security and performance available.  By facilitating customer specific traffic separation and network isolation, all data traversed across the network will be of the highest privacy and integrity as if it were on their own local network.

“Having visibility into how the 5G radio performs from a design and practical level will provide us with valuable insight on how to further optimize and secure our networks to support 5G technology.  This will not only help us in the maritime market but also with many of our market verticals as we tend to provide connectivity in remote and underserved areas.”  Mike Ashdown, CEO of Telecom26

For more information on this collaboration, visit Telecom26 (Hall 7, Stand M20) or ip.access (Hall2 meeting room 2B1EX) at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.

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