ip.access has signed a major global agreement with Telenor Group for the supply of ip.access' end-to-end small cell solutions. The framework agreement covers all 11 operators in the Telenor Group including its home network in Norway, as well as the other Scandinavian countries plus the company’s operations in Eastern Europe, the Indian sub-continent and the Asia Pacific region.

Telenor’s selection was based on a number of key criteria, including the ability to deliver an end-to-end solution, technical credibility, and a competitive long term Total Cost of Ownership.

Under the terms of the deal, ip.access will be able to supply its standards-compliant end-to-end 3G small cell solution for residential, business and public use to Telenor operators worldwide. The deal also has provision to potentially extend to 4G in future. In 2011, ip.access was the first vendor to pass the milestone of more than half a million 3G small cells operational in networks globally.

Simon Brown, ip.access CEO said, “This is another important milestone for both ip.access and the small cell market. Major operators are recognising and reacting to the role that small cells can play to boost coverage, capacity and customer service in homes, offices and public spaces.” He added, “What’s more – as we move into an ‘always on’ world, small cells will be a key part of the connectivity solution from crowded office buildings to remote rural locations.”