Cambridge, January 23rd 2006 — ip.access ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TTP Communications Plc (LSE:TTC), today announces that it has been nominated for a prestigious 2006 GSM Association Award. Its nanoBTS aircraft module, which enables the use of standard mobile phones on aircraft, is shortlisted in the Best Radio Access Product or Service category.
The winner will be announced at the Awards Gala Evening at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday 14 February, and the award will be presented between 12.05-12.25pm during the Technology Symposium on Thursday 16 February.
The remote nanoBTS aircraft module uses IP backhaul and existing satellite links to integrate into the core mobile network and provide cellular coverage and capacity on airliners. It is an integral part of AeroMobile’s in-flight cellular service offering, and was used on the record-breaking flight of the new Boeing 777 aircraft, where 35 passengers logged more than 11 hours of cellphone usage during 23 hours of continuous flight.
Rob Conway, CEO of the GSM Association, commented, “The 2006 GSM Association Awards have been specifically designed to showcase the diversity of products and services and the quality, ingenuity and level of innovation that combine to fuel the mobile value chain. Entries this year have again exceeded our highest expectations, reflecting the vibrancy of the mobile industry on a global basis. My congratulations on your successful nomination for the 2006 Awards.”
Mark Pittick, vice president of sales and marketing, ip.access, added, “We are delighted that the nanoBTS aircraft module is being recognised by the GSM Association. This is yet another triumph for the nanoBTS and extends opportunities for operators to cost-effectively deliver optimal cellular coverage and capacity on planes in addition to other areas where it is used – at sea, in buildings, underground, or in remote villages.“
ip.access’ nanoGSM™ range of wireless infrastructure products deliver coverage and capacity in difficult-to-reach areas, enabling enhanced service coverage and increased Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) for Mobile Network Operators, Service Providers and MVNOs.
Based in Cambridge, UK, ip.access ltd (www.ipaccess.com) designs and manufactures a range of GSM and GPRS infrastructure solutions that integrate seamlessly with IP-based networks to provide ubiquitous and cost-effective mobile radio coverage within buildings. ip.access products services. ip.access is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TTP Communications plc (LSE: TTC).
The GSM Association (GSMA) is the global trade association representing more than 680 GSM mobile phone operators across 210 countries of the world. In addition, more than 150 manufacturers and suppliers support the Association’s initiatives as key partners.
The primary goals of the GSMA are to ensure mobile phones and wireless services work globally and are easily accessible, enhancing their value to individual customers and national economies, while creating new business opportunities for operators and their suppliers. The Association´s members serve more than 1.5 billion customers – 78% of the world´s mobile phone users.