Orange Deploys PicocellOrange Deploys Picocell
RadioFrame Networks provides its software-controlled S-Series picocell for Orange's Onsite Coverage service
January 23, 2008
REDMOND, Wash. and LONDON -- RadioFrame Networks, the leader in small footprint, low cost wireless base stations, announced that its software-controlled S-Series picocell solution will be deployed by European mobile market leader Orange from the start of 2008.RadioFrame's S-Series product will power Orange's recently announced Onsite Coverage service and is expected to be the first mobile solution to be widely deployed specifically for enhanced coverage to smaller remote and inaccessible business locations in Europe.
RadioFrame and Orange have been trialing the service with customers since mid-2007 with positive results. Expected to be more cost efficient to deploy, Orange's Onsite Coverage service adds to the existing Orange product portfolio and will improve coverage to mobile customers of all sizes. Most importantly, coverage enhancements will result in mobile coverage in even the most difficult to cover areas such as those challenged by hilly terrain, concrete, steel or offices that are below ground level. The solution can also boost existing capacity in urban areas with dense phone usage such as shopping centers or large office blocks.
"For several years now, RadioFrame has been developing breakthrough technology for wireless network operators that improves service quality and reduces time to market and network deployment costs," said RadioFrame Networks Chief Executive Officer Jeff Brown. "We are mindful that as we develop interesting technology, however, it only matters when the solutions are deployed commercially. For a wireless network operator of Orange's size and reputation to begin commercial deployment of our technology is a significant milestone for RadioFrame and an indication of the bright prospects of the indoor coverage solution industry as a whole."
RadioFrame Networks Inc.
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