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TE, ip.access Intro Combo Base Station With DAS

MINNEAPOLIS and CAMBRIDGE, U.K. -- TE Connectivity (TE) and ip.access today announced that the two companies have teamed to create the world’s first all-digital integrated Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and small cell base station for WCDMA services. The solution uses ip.access' E16 picocell access point integrated with TE’s InterReach Spectrum or InterReach Fusion DAS products to provide a one-stop system for enterprises wishing to improve mobile service in their facilities. The solution will be presented in TE’s booth #2A61 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 27 through March 1, 2012.

Under terms of the agreement, ip.access furnishes a baseband processing unit with the same features as its E16 3G picocell, integrated into a single card that can be inserted into TE’s InterReach Spectrum digital DAS. The system eliminates A/D and D/A converters and RF interfacing equipment since the ip.access base station is connected directly to the DAS, improving signal quality while reducing heat dissipation, power consumption and deployment space.

“This integrated DAS and small cell system brings a new level of simplicity and ease of deployment to enterprise mobile networks,” said Simon Brown, chief executive officer of ip.access. “Our E16 picocell provides the capacity enterprises need for their mobile users with cost-effective Ethernet backhaul, while the TE DAS products distribute that capacity throughout a facility or campus.”

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL)

ip.access Ltd.

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