ZINWAVE SIGNS MAGDALENE FRANCE TO SUPPORT OPERATOR DEMAND AND FACILITATE EUROPEAN EXPANSION
Cambridge, UK, 22 January 2008 – Zinwave, a pioneer of unique wideband in-building wireless coverage technology, today announces it has signed Magdalene as its first distributor and network service partner in France. The partnership will support operator demand for Zinwave’s in-building unified wireless infrastructure solutions, and facilitate the company’s expansion into Europe.
Nicolas Grante, general manager of Magdalene France, comments, “Demand in Europe for increasingly complex wireless infrastructures is resulting in a surge for in-building solutions that support multiple services such as TETRA/PMR, 2G and 3G. At present, Zinwave’s DAS is the only unified wideband solution able to deliver emergency and other wireless services simultaneously, and therefore interest from operators and end-user companies for their technology is especially high.”
“Furthermore”, says Grante, “many operators are looking to adopt technologies that will enable their customers to easily integrate additional services such as Wi-Fi and WiMax.
“Zinwave’s in-building solution is also able to support emerging wireless standards, future-proofing the initial capital investment. The ease of planning and deployment makes Zinwave’s proposition extremely compelling, and we anticipate high-levels of adoption in 2008.”
From its Service Support Centre, Magdalene will deliver a complete service portfolio including product fault management, 24x7 on-site services, Network Operations Monitoring and training services.
Grante adds, “Magdalene is expecting significant demand for Zinwave’s unified wireless solution in France. To deploy and manage multiple infrastructures is cost-prohibitive, and Zinwave’s DAS is able to address this with very attractive economics.”
Jonathan Paget, CEO of Zinwave, comments; “In France, as is the case globally, organisations are seeking greater efficiency and lower operational costs from their expanding wireless infrastructure. At the same time, though, the need for increased value and innovation is growing.
“Zinwave’s ability to aggregate multiple wireless services onto a single in-building infrastructure means significantly reduced costs and maintenance requirements but, importantly, can support new and exciting services without the need for additional hardware or cable overlays. In doing so businesses can be assured that our innovation will increase their bottom-line profits.”
Paget concludes, “Magdalene has considerable expertise in supplying and supporting systems that improve in-building communications services, as demonstrated by recent deployments of our technology in the UK.”
Magdalene’s Network Support Services product portfolio includes fault management services, on site services, technical support services, network operations monitoring, emergency support services, software testing and fault replication, multi-vendor hardware repair and spare part management service, software feature testing, upgrades and configuration management along with our comprehensive training programme to develop competence and provide technical training solutions.
Magdalene has developed in line with new and emerging technologies to become an independent provider of diverse telecommunications solutions and comprehensive network support for both fixed and mobile telecommunications networks.
Magdalene has its head office in St Ives, Cambridgeshire and also offices in Paris and Helsinki.
Zinwave is a company at the forefront of wireless technology development, pioneering a new approach to in-building unified wireless infrastructure. The company has developed an Active Wideband Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that addresses the challenges of providing continuous radio coverage inside buildings for simultaneous services with the same infrastructure. With products based upon patented technology drawn from world-leading research groups at Cambridge University and University College London, Zinwave is based in Cambridge, UK, and is operated by a management team with extensive experience of international telecoms markets.
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Lucy Ambrozejczyk/Charlotte Sandy
Cohesive Communications Ltd
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