CellMax Technologies Acquires Consulting Services Provider Antenna Solutions
[Stockholm, Sweden, December 9, 2011.] CellMax Technologies, a leading provider of advanced and ultra-high efficiency base station antennas, has acquired the Swedish consulting company Antenna Solutions. Antenna Solutions is a long-term partner of CellMax and will now focus entirely on the development of CellMax ‘next generation’ base station antennas.
The acquisition takes effect on March 1 and Antenna Solution’s two founders, antenna development experts Stefan Jonsson and Dan Karlsson, will then join CellMax’s research and development team in Kista, Sweden.
“We are happy to now have secured the long term services of two of the best antenna developers in the world”, said Einar Ahlström, CEO, CellMax. “We have for many years had a good professional relationship with Antenna Solutions. This acquisition will take it one step further and guarantee the continued development and improvement in what is already by far the most efficient antennas in the world.”
Antenna Solutions was founded in 2004 by Stefan Jonsson and Dan Karlsson. The company provides consulting services mainly in the area of base station antenna design for Cellular, WiMAX and WLAN Systems. The two founders have, taken together, designed base station antennas for more than 30 years. Today, their designs are in use all over the world. They have also made crucial contributions to the development of the Cellmax Technologies ultra-high efficiency antenna family.
The acquisition coincides with the construction of a brand new highly advanced indoor antenna research, test and measurement lab that will be built by CellMax in Kista, just north of Stockholm, Sweden. Kista is a world-leading cluster in mobile communications and home to many ICT related companies (including the global headquarters of Ericsson, the world’s largest mobile telecommunications equipment vendor).
With growth of 829 per cent over the last five years, CellMax Technologies was recently awarded the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011 status as one of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). CellMax is one of Sweden’s 20 fastest growing technology companies.
The mobile data traffic in the world’s mobile networks grows by 150 per cent per year, driven by the emergence and use of smartphones, apps and videos, and is expected to increase 26-fold between 2010 and 2015. This puts enormous pressure on operators’ network equipment that need to be optimized for this rapid and significant increase in traffic.
There is new focus on base station antennas, previously regarded a network commodity, as an important link in this chain since traditional antennas dissipate up to 55 per cent of the power/energy of the base station, reducing the base station’s transmission capacity significantly. CellMax’s revolutionary antenna technology reduces the power losses within the antenna to close to zero, resulting in higher signal strength and a dramatic increase in geographical area coverage, improved indoor penetration, increased traffic, improved data throughput and reduced production costs per call – all without any increase in power consumption.
CellMax Technologies develops and markets ultra-high efficiency base station antennas for mobile networks. Our technology allows mobile operators to reduce power consumption in their radio networks by up to 30%. The unique patented antenna technology from CellMax is specially designed for the higher frequency bands such as GSM 1800/1900, UMTS, LTE and WiMax. Thanks to the elimination of internal losses in the antenna via a revolutionary patented design, the technology provides up to 96% energy efficiency compared to standard antennas available that provides typically 60-65% energy efficiency.
The superior efficiency of CellMax antennas doubles the radiated power (EIRP) and received signal to the base station, hence provides an increase of geographical coverage by up to 40% versus standard antennas available. Higher EIRP also provides an increase of the net traffic in the network.
In addition to numerous international system vendors, CellMax customers include 2G, 3G and 4G mobile operators in for example India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Thailand, UK and USA. To learn more about CellMax, visit http://www.cellmax.se.
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