Vodafone Netherlands First to Offer Business Customers with a Flexible and Scalable In-Building Mobility System
Vodafone Netherlands Deploys Small Cell System from SpiderCloud Wireless
San Jose, California, September 17, 2013 – SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of scalable small cell Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) systems today announced that Vodafone Netherlands is using SpiderCloud Wireless’s Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) to offer enterprise customers reliable in-building coverage and capacity with a scalable and flexible small cell system from SpiderCloud Wireless.
Vodafone is the world’s first mobile operator to offer a system that can deliver reliable mobile services indoors for enterprise customers of any size using a highly scalable system. The E-RAN system consists of a Services Node (SCSN) that can control over 100 multi-access small cells powered by the enterprise-Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN). An E-RAN system, supporting thousands of employees, can be installed in just days using SpiderCloud’s Self Organizing Network (SON) software.
“We are pleased to be the first operator in the Netherlands to offer business customers this new and innovative system,” said Marcel van den Biggelaar, Head of Technology Strategy, Vodafone Netherlands. “We can now, more rapidly than ever, address the needs of thousands of enterprise customers who rely on mobile connectivity and services for business productivity. Previously we were restricted by the cost and time it took to install legacy in-building wireless systems or the lack of scalability of first generation small cells.”
“Vodafone is taking a leadership role in solving in-building connectivity problems for business customers in the Netherlands,” said Ron Pelley, SpiderCloud’s Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA. “With SpiderCloud’s scalable small cell system, Vodafone can meet the demands of enterprise customers of all sizes.”
SpiderCloud’s small-cell system consists of two elements – the SpiderCloud Radio Node (SCRN) and the SpiderCloud Services Node (SCSN). In an installation, the Radio Nodes are deployed inside the enterprise. These are then connected to the SpiderCloud Services Node, an on-premises small cell services element which is the central configuration and services enabler. The Services Node securely connects to Vodafone’s core network, enabling the operator to deliver managed mobility services to its enterprise customers over the top of the coverage and capacity system. SpiderCloud’s support for soft handover between radio nodes ensures that voice calls are not dropped as people walk within a building. Aggregating all the radio nodes at the services node optimizes backhaul and provides operators with a single efficient touch-point for control and management.
Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 409 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as of 30 June 2013. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 50 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com
About SpiderCloud Wireless
SpiderCloud Wireless develops breakthrough, small-cell network platforms that allow mobile operators to deliver unprecedented cellular coverage, capacity and smart applications to enterprises. SpiderCloud Wireless is based in San Jose, California and is backed by investors Charles River Ventures, Matrix Partners, Opus Capital and Shasta Ventures.
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