SpiderCloud Wireless to Integrate Wi-Fi into Small-Cell Cluster Solution
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — SpiderCloud Wireless, a leading provider of in-building, mobile-broadband technology, today announced it is integrating Wi-Fi capability into its 3G small-cell cluster solution. This integrated product will enable mobile operators to cost-effectively offer 3G as well as Wi-Fi capacity in Internet hotspots, office buildings, campuses and shopping centers. The solution will be available for trials in the second half of 2012.
“Mobile operators have embraced Wi-Fi as a way to provide services to today’s data-hungry devices,” said Mike Gallagher, SpiderCloud Wireless’s Chief Executive Officer. “SpiderCloud wants to make it easy and cost-effective for operators to offer Internet access using both 3G and Wi-Fi inside large buildings.”
SpiderCloud’s current, commercially deployed 3G small-cell systems now provide services to enterprises with a range of subscribers, from just a few hundred up to thousands. SpiderCloud is the first company to introduce a breakthrough, small-cell architecture that includes a small-cell controller located inside buildings, called the SpiderCloud Services Node. SpiderCloud’s integrated 3G/Wi-Fi system is based on the same architecture.
The integrated system consists of a dual-mode radio node capable of supporting one 3G radio and two 802.11 a/b/g/n radios, and a dual-mode services node responsible for controlling the small-cell cluster and integrating it with a mobile operator’s core network as well as an enterprise’s Intranet. SpiderCloud will offer comprehensive enterprise- and service-provider grade Wi-Fi functionality, including automated RF planning, inter-radio node mobility, quality of service, wireless intrusion detection and prevention, 802.1x based authentication and 802.11u. The 3G and Wi-Fi systems will be fully integrated, providing mobile operators with a consistent management interface.
SpiderCloud started developing its integrated 3G/Wi-Fi product in 2010 and will be showcasing its 3G/Wi-Fi radio node and 3G/Wi-Fi services node, by appointment, at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting.
SpiderCloud Wireless develops breakthrough, small-cell network platforms that allow carriers to deliver unprecedented cellular coverage, capacity and smart applications to enterprises. Customers include Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile-network operators. SpiderCloud is based in Santa Clara, Calif. and is backed by investors Charles River Ventures, Matrix Partners, Opus Capital and Shasta Ventures. For more information visit www.spidercloud.com.
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