Carrier Wi-Fi Growth and Small Cell Innovations Earn BelAir Networks #1 Market Share in Service Provider Wi-Fi
As market grows almost 30%, direct supply relationships with Tier 1 Mobile Carriers and Cable Operators yields winning results for BelAir Networks
Ottawa, ON — Tuesday, February 22, 2011 – With Tier 1 carriers worldwide witnessing mobile data growth of 7 - 30X over the last 3 years, the integration of Wi-Fi technology (also known as wireless LAN or WLAN) to offload data in carrier networks continues to gain traction. The Service Provider WLAN market increased almost 30% in 2010 with BelAir Networks retaining #1 market share according to the Dell’Oro Q4 2010 WLAN Report. The ongoing popularity of Wi-Fi is reflected in chipset shipments expected to hit more than a billion units per year by 2012, according to recent forecasts from industry research firms, In-Stat and IHS iSuppli.
“Tier One carriers are deploying BelAir Networks Wi-Fi in city hotzones, large venues, special events and retail chains with the goal of delivering a great user experience in a cost-effective and sustainable way, and now they’re trialing our small cell solutions for the same reason,” said Bernard Herscovich, President and CEO, BelAir Networks. “From network planning to back office integration, working directly with these leading operators has driven innovations across our product portfolio including unique ‘virtual AP’ capabilities, edge based security and policy management, seamless mobility, switched mesh backhaul and our patented strand-mount architecture.”
BelAir Networks comprehensive product and service portfolio includes:
- Indoor and outdoor 802.11n Wi-Fi APs with 2-4 radios supporting Wi-Fi access and backhaul interconnections at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
- Outdoor picocells combining licensed 3G or 4G base stations with dual 802.11n radios
- BelAirOS operating system software enabling back office integration with the carrier’s existing systems (policy management, AAA, edge routers) and supporting network wide mobility
- BelView network management system supporting up to 50,000 APs in one network on a scalable client-server-data collector architecture with web-based monitoring
- Carrier business intelligence tools including the BelAir Synthetic Client and BelView Smartphone Dashboard
- Network planning, deployment, integration and support services
BelAir Networks will be at CableLabs Winter Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia on February 27–March 2, 2011 and CTIA Wireless 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida, March 22-24, 2011.
About BelAir Networks
BelAir Networks wireless networking solutions are deployed by the world's leading service providers including AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision. The company's portfolio of indoor and outdoor access points (AP) and picocell base stations, control and management systems enable service providers to build scalable, high performance wireless networks for 3G/4G data offload, city hotzones, and Wi-Fi coverage for large venues, special events and retail chains. BelAir Networks solutions provide a compelling return on investment enabling service providers to capitalize on the explosive growth of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices and associated applications. Innovative mobile carriers and cable operators use BelAir Networks to drive revenue, improve competitiveness and deliver a great mobile broadband user experience. Founded in 2001, BelAir Networks is a privately held company with Tier 1 carrier customers and backed by investment from Comcast Interactive Capital, T-Mobile Venture Fund and leading venture capital firms including Trilogy Equity Partners. For more information, visit www.belairnetworks.com.
Sheila Burpee Duncan
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