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CCS at CommunicAsia2017

CCS will be attending CommunicAsia2017 in Singapore from 23rd - 25th May.

The CCS team will be at the show to meet with communications executives from across Asia, and to explore how our Metnet self-organising microwave backhaul is enabling 5G connectivity in this fast-moving region.

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Square Mile to get world-class wireless network

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Residents, employees and visitors to the City of London will be able to use a new world-class wireless network this year as proposals to expand free Wi-Fi and improve mobile coverage across the Square Mile have been given the green light.

A new network will replace the current free Wi-Fi service provided by the Cloud. State of the art equipment will provide gigabit speeds and see users able to enjoy high bandwidth services like video on demand over free City Wi-Fi for the first time. The service will surpass that found in the world’s other major international financial centre – New York.

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New case study: Rapid small cell deployment in the urban jungle

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Urban small cells deployed at street level are the next logical step to meet growing data traffic demand in city centres. Practical solutions need to be quick and easy to install, adapt seamlessly with tactical evolution and be resilient during outages. SoftBank installed CCS Metnet self-organising microwave backhaul in the challenging metropolis of Tokyo, delivering valuable insight into the behaviour of 5G microwave.

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Back to back(haul)

James Hayes (Land Mobile) explores whether wireless or traditional wired backhaul is the best option for mobile network operators to meet growing data demands

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CCS at AfricaCom

CCS will be attending telecoms conference and exhibition AfricaCom in Cape Town, South Africa from 14-18 November.

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FiberTower launches wireless tech from CCS

Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS), a multipoint-to-multipoint wireless backhaul and transport systems provider, and FiberTower, the leading developer of licensed wide-area millimeter wave service solutions, today announced that FiberTower has received the CCS Metnet system which is intended for immediate deployment.

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Making the urban small cell happen

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The long-awaited rollout of urban small cells is finally starting to happen. We share some of CCS' deployment lessons to date in our paper "Making the urban small cell happen".

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CCS signs global agreement with Ericsson

CCS has signed a global value-added reseller (VAR) agreement with Ericsson. The agreement will give Ericsson customers access to CCS’ Metnet, the world’s first self-organising small cell microwave backhaul system, and helps CCS reach new markets across the globe.

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CCS unveils Metnet self-organising backhaul with integrated small cell

CCS has adapted its Metnet self-organising backhaul solution to host a small cell within a single, compact design. Designed to speed up deployment, the integrated unit will help mobile operators with the process of site acquisition. It will be shown for the first time at the CCS stand (7B67) at MWC 2016.

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Opinion piece: A tale of two (smart) cities

Realising the full potential of smart cities is currently hampered by a disconnect between the visionaries and practical deployment issues for small cells down on the street. Read Steve Greave's article in M2M Now on the current issues holding things back.

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Does backhaul hold the key to customer experience?

Managing customer experience is a complex task, with an ever-increasing number of variables to consider. But perhaps the most frustrating things for users these days is when you can’t do the very things that mobile operators are selling the latest and greatest handsets for – access the internet, download files and make video calls – when you’re on the move in busy urban areas that in theory at least, should offer the best mobile coverage and fastest speeds.

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CCS marks five years

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Five years ago, CEO Steve Greaves and CTO John Porter founded CCS. To mark the occasion, we’ve pulled out a few photos from the archives of the team celebrating some key milestones in the early days of the system’s development.

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Alternative ways to synchronise small cells

Urban small cells, especially LTE ones, need tight timing synchronisation to ensure they work well together with the macrocell layer. GPS is a popular method but may not be entirely reliable in urban canyons. ThinkSmallCell look at alternative ways around the problem with insights from CCS.

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Small cells take over the mobile world

To meet the ever-rising demand for mobile data services operators are planning a radical change in the way mobile networks are built. Cambridge-based wireless infrastructure company CCS is in the right place at the right time.

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CCS unveils new logo

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CCS is proud to unveil a new logo that represents the unique attributes of our pioneering small cell backhaul system.

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CCS wins Cambridge News Top Innovations 2014 award

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CCS is proud to announce that we won a Cambridge News Top Innovations 2014 award for our pioneering self-organising small cell microwave backhaul system. The awards honour the five most innovative inventions that have gone public over the last year from Cambridge companies across a wide variety of sectors, including the technical, medical and digital fields.

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Deploying small cell backhaul in Beijing

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Wangfujing Street is one of the most famous and busiest shopping streets in downtown Beijing. This largely pedestrianised area attracts an estimated 600,000 visitors on a daily basis. And most of them are using their smartphones. It’s no surprise then that this became one of the first locations for metro cell deployment in China.

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CCS wins Small Cell Forum Industry Award

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CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems Limited), creator of the world’s first self-organising small cell microwave backhaul system for mobile networks, has won the Small Cell Backhaul Design and Technology Innovation category at the Small Cell Forum Industry Awards.

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Chronos Technology highlights CCS packet and sync performance at ITSF 2013

Chronos Technology and CCS have recently collaborated to perform an exhaustive range of packet and sync performance tests using the SyncWatch Solution and CCS microwave nodes. The testing was performed to evaluate and benchmark the CCS self-organising backhaul solution in preparation for a number of commercial small cell pilot deployments with global MNOs.

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CCS Small-cell backhaul unit installation in under 15 mins

Watch as a CCS small cell backhaul unit is installed in under 15 mins by council lighting contractors. No frequency planning or time consuming alignment procedures were required, thus significantly reducing deployment complexity and installation time.

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CCS secures £1.3 million of investment in seed round

Cambridge Communication Systems Limited (CCS) today announced that it has raised over £1 million of investment to fund early stage deployments of its unique small-cell microwave backhaul system. The funding round was led by Cambridge Angels Founder Robert Sansom, who will become Chairman of CCS, and is backed by Cambridge Wireless Chairman David Cleevely as well as Imperial Innovations, Cambridge Angels and Cambridge Capital Group.

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New wireless venture leads Cambridge's golden generation

An exciting new Cambridge wireless company is set to revolutionise the way mobile phone operators cope with soaring traffic. Cambridge Communication System is set to announce a major fundraising, Business Weekly understands. While the business remains in stealth mode, it is understood to have impressive backing from Cambridge ArchAngels.

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London needs 70,000 small cells for world-class mobile broadband

For London to offer genuinely world-class, LTE everywhere mobile broadband, it will require the installation of 70,000 small cells across the capital, including 2,000 nodes covering the Underground network by 2015. These findings will be presented by Picochip CTO Doug Pulley at the Bath Basestation conference, starting today.

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Light Reading Mobile highlights CCS

On 4th July, 2011 in an article on Light Reading Mobile, Michelle Donegan highlighted CCS as one of three start-ups filling the technology gap for mobile operators who are planning to deploy LTE small cells.

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