“We saw an unmet need in the market for operator-managed wireless solutions for small and medium business establishments,” said Rod Gatehouse, vice president of marketing and product management, Airvana.

Airvana, a leader in small cell solutions, today announced that its S1000 LTE-plus-Wi-Fi small cell has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards in the “In-Building Wireless – Small Cell, Wi-Fi, LAN” category. The E-Tech Awards represent the most innovative emerging mobile services, solutions and technology from areas such as the cloud, network equipment, M2M and the Internet of Things.

The Airvana S1000 provides cost-effective indoor voice and data coverage and capacity for small and medium business locations. With a capacity of 16 active LTE users, it allows mobile network operators to deploy in locations with high usage and user density.  The S1000’s Wi-Fi supports private access for small business employees and public “hotspot” access for visitors. 

S1000 deployments are managed by the Airvana Device Management System (DMS), a scalable platform that automates setup for large-scale plug-and-play provisioning. With Airvana’s hybrid SON (H-SON), parameters are automatically configured to ensure smooth coexistence with the macro network and neighboring small cells. Using the S1000, operators can deliver LTE plus managed Wi-Fi hotspot service to businesses with a large number of small and medium-size venues such as restaurant and retail chains, and branch offices.

Industry experts, analysts and media judged the hundreds of entries across CTIA's three programs to determine the finalists and, ultimately, the winners. For Airvana, the 2015 E-Tech Award is the latest in a string of awards for its S1000 and OneCell™ products, including two Mobile World Congress 2015 Global Mobile Awards and CTIA’s 2014 E-Tech Award.

“We saw an unmet need in the market for operator-managed wireless solutions for small and medium business establishments,” said Rod Gatehouse, vice president of marketing and product management, Airvana. “These sites require both LTE and secure Wi-Fi hotspot capability but they typically do not have on-site IT staff needed to install and manage these systems. The judges’ selection of S1000 validates both the market need and the elegance of our solution.”

About CTIA
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America's competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry's leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

About Airvana
Airvana enables mobile operators to deliver dramatically better service to subscribers in the most challenging and high-value environments: offices, public venues, and in th home. The company's award-winning 4G LTE and 3G small cell solutions ensure "five bar" voice coverage, superior data performance, and expanded capacity for wireless services. Independent research firms consistently rank Airvana among the small cell market share leaders. Headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass., USA, Airvana is a founding member of the Small Cell Forum and has 15 years of experience providing commercial wireless equipment to over 90 operators globally.  

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