London, May 12, 2016: Independent companies took centre stage in London last night at the Small Cell Forum’s annual awards ceremony. I’d say it’s the equivalent to the ‘Oscars’ for the Small Cells Industry, where any company which carries weight in the small cell space, would have a seat at the table. For ip.access it was night of company and personal triumph. The company’s new VIPER platform won the prestigious Judges’ Choice Award while Founder and CTO Nick Johnson collected the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award in recognition of his long-term leadership and role in the Forum over many years. Also from ip.access, Neil Piercy was recognized for his development work within Small Cell Forum on Virtualization.
The panel of judges for the Awards was chaired by Caroline Gabriel, a founder and senior analyst at Rethink Research: ” ip.access’s Viper platform, supports two critical areas of small cell evolution – virtualization and multi-operator support. The judges were particularly happy to recognize a company which played a significant role in the very beginnings of the small cell industry, and continues to innovate today.” she said.
Viper is an end-to-end Small Cell as-a-Service platform, which allows mobile operators and neutral hosts to deploy LTE and 3G base stations as easily as Wi-Fi, making it simple to boost in-building mobile coverage and capacity.
For a full list of the Small Cell Forum Winners visit: http://www.smallcellforum.org/events/awards/winners-2016/