Network Norway delivers the simple future of the mobile enterprise with
the Ubiquisys femtocell grid system
Engineering-free solution makes enterprise mobility affordable for every
Swindon, UK – 17th October 2011 – Network Norway, the provider of
professional mobile business solutions, began offering enterprise
femtocells to its customers in Q1 2011. Six months after the commercial
launch, the Full Coverage mobile enterprise solution has justified the
operator’s innovation and proved the value of Ubiquisys’ femtocell grid
The femtocell solution marks a dramatic shift from the traditional
picocell and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) which have typically been
used in large enterprises. These traditional systems provide indoor
coverage using specialist equipment and require an expert radio
engineering project in order to be deployed. Network Norway was looking
for a solution to effectively deliver enterprise mobility to smaller
companies, branches and depots.
“Our customers cover a wide range of small and medium businesses in a
variety of different building types. They told us they wanted the
benefits of increased workforce productivity and employee satisfaction
that come from going mobile, but without the complexity and the cost of
existing systems,” said Tom Guldberg, CSO of Network Norway.
“We teamed-up with NEC to build a solution based on the Ubiquisys
ActiveSONTM enterprise grid system. It delivers high quality indoor
mobile coverage in any size or shape of building with no radio
engineering and no local controller to drive up the cost. It’s
enterprise mobility made simple – just plug in some femtocells to your
existing LAN and within minutes you have a complete high performance 3G
Network Norway launched its Full Coverage solution in February 2011
after running extensive user trials for a year. The systems are
installed by a network of dealers, using similar IT skills to those
needed to install Wi-Fi access points.
The operator has also built on its innovation by offering the solution
in conjunction with its Mobile Business offering, a smartphone app-based
mobile centrex which enables companies to dispense with their fixed line
phone systems, whilst retaining all of the useful features like
conferencing and call management.
“Customer feedback has been very positive, mainly because the
installation is simple and the network is completely automatic in
operation, providing seamless mobility and load-balancing. Shared
offices, production units, logistics depots – we have enabled every kind
of business to go mobile. It’s a very scalable solution too – at the
moment our largest grid is ten cells, but the absence of a central
controller means that the economics work from 2 to 200+ cells. When you
consider that each femtocell covers an area significantly larger than
the area of a Wi-Fi access point, we are not just meeting the needs of
small business, but providing a simple, elegant solution for larger
“Network Norway leads the world when it comes to innovation in
enterprise solutions,” said Chris Gilbert, CEO of Ubiquisys. “The
simplicity and sheer flexibility of their Full Coverage solution points
to a future where all enterprises can harness the benefits of enterprise
Network Norway’s pioneering deployment of enterprise femtocells is a
move which has since been followed by Orange France, with several other
operators currently in preparation mode.
Ubiquisys is the leading developer of intelligent femtocells and small
cell technology, with more than 50 operator engagements worldwide.
The Ubiquisys difference is intelligence: cells that continuously listen
to their surroundings, making autonomous decisions about configuration,
relations with cell neighbours and application triggers. The result is a
unique range of design-to-order residential femtocells, self-organising
femto networks for enterprise, plus public space and rural small cells.
Ubiquisys software and systems define the complete ready-to-deploy
intelligent cell. They have enabled operators and manufacturers to
fast-track new intelligent cell products.
Ubiquisys investors include Accel Partners, Advent Venture Partners,
Atlas Venture, 5 Continents Consulting Group (5CCG), Pacific Venture
Partners, SerComm Corporation, UMC Capital Corporation, Yasuda
Enterprise Development Co, Google and T-Mobile Venture Fund.
Phone: +44 7740 173051