Small cells

ip.access Looking for a Buyer?

One of the last remaining independent small cell vendors, ip.access, could be looking around for a buyer, Light Reading has learned.

Light Reading has heard from a couple of sources that UK-based ip.access Ltd. has been searching for a potential acquirer for a while. At this stage, however, it is not clear who would buy the company.

ip.access did team up with Amdocs Ltd. (NYSE: DOX) earlier this year for indoor small cell deployments. (See Amdocs, ip.access Team for Indoor Small Cells.)

Back in 2013, many had expected Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) to buy ip.access, which was the company's long-time partner for home basestations. Cisco, however, opted for Ubiquisys instead. (See Cisco Buying Ubiquisys for $310M.)

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ip.access was founded in 2000. It has pulled in nearly $40 million in venture funding.

"ip.access doesn't comment on such market speculation," a spokesman for company told us in response to questions via email. (See Ip.access Goes Indoors.)

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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