ip.access demonstrates world's smallest revolutionary in-building GSM


15-02-2001

ip.

access ltd, a subsidiary of TTP Communications plc, is demonstrating its revolutionary nanoBasestationTM or nanoBTST at 3GSM 2001 in Cannes and will be showing live GSM over IP calls on its booth at C36 in Hall2.



ip.access is producing the world's smallest and most cost-effective GSM basestation. The nanoBTST has a footprint less than half that of a PC notebook and will allow GSM operators to rapidly increase penetration of their indoor GSM coverage at a fraction of the cost of today's basestation technology. nanoBTST installation is achieved through a single Ethernet connection.



The small size and low power allows the nanoBTST to take both power and traffic over Ethernet using the emerging 802.3af power over Ethernet standard. Existing in-building data cabling can be used eliminating the need for a new cabling infrastructure.



'ip.access is proud to announce the nanoBTST at Cannes' said Stephen Mallinson, ceo of ip.access. 'We consider our product to be the best in its class and invite people to see for themselves how GSM over IP can revolutionise the deployment of in-building GSM coverage.'



A key feature of each nanoBTST is the addition of a receiver to monitor the downlink channels from other basestations in the area. Known as Network ListenT, this proprietary technology provides unparalleled visibility of the radio network and can be used to reduce the time spent in cell and frequency planning.



ip.access is a wholly owned subsidiary of TTPCom, the leading independent supplier of technology for digital wireless communications. The TTPCom parentage has provided a firm foundation that has permitted ip.access to bring its products rapidly to market.



ip.access

http://www.ipaccess.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of TTP Communications plc and is chartered to lead the wireless Internet revolution.



ip.access designs and manufactures a range of products that exploit wireless GSM technology and the potential of the Internet Protocol to transport voice and data over a packet switched infrastructure.



TTPCommunications through its subsidiary TTPCom , sells technology intellectual property used in the design and manufacture of wireless communication terminals, with over 40 handsets using its GSM technology having achieved Full Type Approval - more than any other independent developer.



TTPCom listed on the London Stock Exchange in October 2000. It has a current market capitalization of 582 million.



FURTHER INFORMATION

Chris Williams,

vice-president of marketing

ip.access

Tel: +44 (0) 1763-266103

Fax: +44 (0) 1763 261216

Email: chris.williams@ipaccess.com