Vodafone Netherlands Deploys Small Cell System from SpiderCloud Wireless
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
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
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.
SpiderCloud Wireless is a registered trademark and SmartCloud a
trademark of SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc. © 2013 SpiderCloud Wireless,
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