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ip.access announces new breed of location-aware small cells

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Small cells vendor, ip.access, has announced a new breed of small cells designed around the concept of 'Presence', which are based on Qualcomm's FSM small cells solutions.

The company said the new small cells unlock the capture of presence data and support mobile phone location so that location-based services can be offered to users connecting to the local base station.

Announcing the development, CEO Simon Brown said: "Presence Cells are about capturing data and providing supporting services and value. It's a completely new breed of small cells with unique capabilities to support an exciting but specific vertical segment's need."

Beyond the small cells themselves, ip.access also provides the back-end processing to deliver the presence data in a secure and anonymised form, direct to the vertical application provider.

Variants of Presence Cells are under development to operate within LTE networks.

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