ip.access signs Middle East distribution agreement with E-Pay International

Pioneering developer of small cell mobile technology, ip.access, today confirmed it had signed a distribution agreement with E-Pay International, one of the leading systems integration and managed services suppliers to telecoms operators in the Middle East.

Under the terms of the agreement, E-Pay International will be able to specify, supply and install the market-leading range of ip.access small cell solutions to its operator customers. The agreement covers the full range of ip.access 2G & 3G solutions for the home, office and public small cell deployments, along with ip.access supporting network management tools.

Announcing the agreement, Rob Jones, SVP worldwide sales, support and services at ip.access said: “The Middle Eastern market presents many challenges in terms of mobile network coverage and performance and we are delighted to be able to work with a partner with such tremendous knowledge of the region and an excellent track record of success. We foresee a strong demand for small cell deployments in the region and we aim to work closely with E-Pay International to be in the vanguard of these developments.”

E-Pay International works with a number of Tier One and challenger operator clients across the region, and in wider global markets, specialising in Telecoms solutions and banking services.

Mohammed Al-Barrak, CEO, E-Pay International said: “Our aim is to help our operator customers build and sustain new services. Working with ip.access and its world-leading range of small cell technology will increase our ability to deliver solutions that help the operator and the end-users get the most from their services.”

Small cell solutions are used by mobile operators to both improve mobile coverage in hard to reach areas and also to increase network capacity in busy locations. Earlier this year, ip.access passed the 500,000 milestone for globally deployed 3G small cells, confirming its status as the world’s leading vendor.

Small cells can be deployed in homes, offices, shopping centres, business parks or at street level to improve network performance and increase customer satisfaction. In the USA, the world’s largest roll-out of in-home small cell units – by AT&T – is powered by ip.access technology.