Mavenir acquires ip.access

Mavenir has announced it has bought UK-based small cell solutions provider ip.access. The company says the acquisition will benefit its OpenRAN radio by adding:

  • 2G and 3G capabilities to the OpenRAN portfolio
  • a full suite of enterprise radio solutions for Mavenir’s Private Network offerings
  • capabilities for aviation, maritime, rural and remote networks.

“ip.access brings a strong foothold in 2G, 3G and 4G as well as in the enterprise space that we believe augments Mavenir’s market leadership,” said Aniruddho Basu, SVP and GM Emerging Business, Mavenir.  “Combining our assets enhances our end-to-end network proposition, provides a ‘Multi-G’ single RAN evolution path for carriers, and creates a market leading proposition for the private networks enterprise market.”

Nick Johnson, Founder and CTO of ip.access noted that the opportunity now lies in industrial private networks, and professional closed group networks for financial, healthcare, leisure and hospitality. His company has more than 50 live networks deployed globally with CSPs, and hundreds of private networks for industry, critical infrastructures, data monetisation, security and surveillance.

ip.access will operate as a business unit within Mavenir’s Emerging Business group and is expected to develop strong synergies with Mavenir’s OpenRAN, Cloud Core, Edge, and Analytics suites for compelling end-to-end network propositions for both the CSP and Enterprise/Industry segments.