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HECL to cover India with nanoBTS picocells

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, July 5 (UNI) Himachal Exicom Communications Ltd (HECL), a leading provider of telecom solutions in the country today said it will provide nanoGSM to customers throughout India, allowing operators to extend network reach to remote parts and to improve in-building coverage.

The solution uses nanoBTS picocells and DSLs to backhaul the traffic over IP, providing a simple and cost-efficient service to small and medium-sized enterprises.

The nanoGSM product range allows mobile network operators to provide low-cost coverage and capacity for offices, shops and residential buildings; giving users improved service quality and enabling pure cellular fixed-mobile convergence. ip.access picocells can also provide coverage on passenger aircraft, ships and in remote rural areas using satellite backhaul.

HECL has signed a distribution agreement with ip.access ltd, a developer of in-building wireless picocell solutions, to enhance its in-building and remote coverage capa bilities using new pico-cell technology.

Managing Director, HECL, YS Choudhary said, ''India has a large rural populations and a high density of people in cities, so the importance of improved cellular capacity as well as coverage is greater than elsewhere. The addition of nanoGSM to our product portfolio means that we can now help Indian operators to satisfy this growing requirement cost-effectively. Possible applications will include in-building coverage in heritage city area without disturbing aesthetics of landscape and buildings, off-shore sites and rapid deployment sites for disaster management.'' ''NanoGSM is live in 16 countries around the world, and is already widely adopted throughout Asia. This partnership with HECL is an important step in accelerating its rollout in India to expand our presence further.'' ip. access VP Sales Asia-Pacific, Sim Cher Fong stated.

Himachal Exicom Communications Ltd, a Group Company of HFCL Group is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Telecom Power Solutions, Customer Premises Equipment and Digital Access Products.

HECL has a team of over 300 employees.

Since 2004, the Company has been providing in-building underground coverage solutions to leading service providers in India.In one of its prestigious project, HECL has installed first underground train and station coverage system in Delhi Metro for GSM and CDMA service providers.

Based in Cambridge, UK, ip.access ltd (www.ipaccess.com) is a leading manufacturer of cost-effective picocellular GSM, GPRS and EDGE infrastructure solutions, which integrate with standard broadband IP networks for backhaul.

ip.access counts Scottish Equity Partners, Intel Capital, Rothschild Gestion, and TTP Communications (LSE: TTC) among its shareholders.


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