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CCS launches Metnet 12Gbps 60GHz mmWave system

Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) Limited today launches its Metnet 12Gbps unlicensed 60GHz mmWave access and backhaul solution. The ultra-high capacity 12Gbps multipoint system is the first element in CCS’s new software-defined Mesh network architecture, with multiple Metnet 60GHz nodes operating as a centrally managed SDN-capable networking switch.

total telecom

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City of London deploy Urban Small Cell Mesh Network

I visited the City of London, the 1 square mile central business district within the metropolis dominated by international finance and big business. The governing body recently awarded a concession that provides free public Wi-Fi in return for street level small cell sites. Services have been launched after only 28 weeks. I spoke with both City officials and the project manager to appreciate the benefits to all involved.

--- David Chambers, ThinkSmallCell

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CCS wins London microwave backhaul deal

Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) Limited announces that its Metnet solution has been selected to provide neutral host backhaul for a new, ultra-fast next-generation wireless network being deployed to serve the businesses, residents and visitors of the Square Mile in London.

total telecom

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Adtran inks mmWave backhaul deal with CCS

Adtran has cut a deal with Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) to deliver self-organising mmWave technology for backhaul and access capabilities to fixed and mobile operators for 5G densification architectures and higher access speeds.


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CCS, ADTRAN align on open network vision for Metnet self-organising mmWave backhaul

Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) Limited today announces that it has joined the ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance and completed a global reseller agreement that will enable ADTRAN to provide CCS’ pioneering wireless solution to address backhaul and access opportunities across multiple markets worldwide. These developments in the companies’ relationship are effective immediately and demonstrate their shared vision on open and disaggregated networks.

total telecom

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Telefónica uses mmWave to connect UK Wi-Fi network in first for group

Telefónica has debuted its mmWave spectrum to power a large-scale commercial Wi-Fi deployment in the City of London.

The service, publicly announced in April, is now live for users. Its O2 UK opco worked with Cornerstone Technology Infrastructure Ltd (CTIL), its joint venture with Vodafone, and City of London authorities to roll out 150 access points in street furniture in the UK capital’s main financial hub.

Mobile Europe

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City of London rolls out 'Fastest Free UK wi-fi'

The City of London Corporation has launched its new gigabit Wi-Fi network, serving residents, workers and visitors to the Square Mile.

According to the corporation, the system will provide the fastest free Wi-Fi in the UK, with user speeds ranging from 50 to 180 megabits per second. This is up to ten times faster than that which has previously been available across the City of London.

Land Mobile

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SON Backhaul Connects London Observation Wheel’s Wi-Fi Service

UK wireless operator O2 has selected Cambridge Communication Systems to provide the backhaul for the new Wi-Fi system serving the Coca-Cola London Eye, a high-profile, cantilevered observation wheel. A Metnet self-organizing network (SON) microwave backhaul will provide backhaul connections to the tourist attraction’s thirty-two closed capsules as the rotate above the London skyline.

Above Ground Level

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CCS backhauls London Eye WiFi service

Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) Limited today announces that it is providing backhaul for the Coca-Cola London Eye’s new Wifi service, which enables customers to access high-speed internet and new interactive applications while riding in the popular London observation wheel. CCS’s Metnet 28GHz self-organising microwave backhaul was selected by O2, which is delivering the Wifi service on behalf of Merlin Entertainments – the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe.
- Total Telecom

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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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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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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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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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