Wireless 20/20 in the News


February 2017

Multi-carrier small cells slash deployment costs of in-building coverage by 80%

New report from Wireless 20/20 highlights commercial advantages of multi-carrier small cells for the ‘Middleprise’

Tuesday 21st February 2017, London, UK - Multi-carrier (multi-operator) small cells can reduce the total costs of delivering enhanced in-building coverage by as much as 80% according to new analysis from Wireless 20/20. The whitepaper, commissioned by ip.access, presents compelling evidence of how neutral host, multi-operator small cells can deliver economically viable in-building solutions, unlocking new commercial opportunities in the ‘Middleprise’, which represents a $20bn segment of the global in-building wireless market.

Middleprise venues include small and medium-sized commercial buildings, hotels, hospitals, colleges and even small retail stores, which all benefit from improved indoor mobile coverage and capacity. Research by CommScope has revealed that only two percent of commercial buildings have dedicated technology to ensure strong and reliable indoor mobile coverage and capacity.

For the vast majority of these businesses the high cost of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) solutions is prohibitive and the needs of this market segment are not well served by most mobile operators with traditional single operator small cell solutions.

In contrast, Wireless 20/20’s analysis* found that new virtualised small cell solutions can face the challenge of addressing the economic and multi-carrier requirements of small and medium sized venues, with multi-carrier small cell solutions offering 50-80% Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings over a 10-year timeframe.

Nick Johnson, Founder, CTO & Head of PLM at ip.access commented: “We have always maintained that multi-operator small cell solutions like our Viper™ platform are the only truly viable way to solve the indoor coverage and capacity crisis, but until now that potential has not been clearly quantified.

Nick Johnson added: “This fresh analysis provides clear proof of just how significant the financial benefits of multi-carrier small cell solutions are, and the host of commercial opportunities they unlock. Not only do multi-operator small cells make the significant ‘Middleprise’ segment immediately addressable by MNOs and neutral host providers, but they also deliver financial returns directly to building owners and businesses alike. This report is an essential read for the whole mobile industry.”

The full findings are detailed in the white paper, ‘Multi-Carrier Small Cell Solutions for In-Building Wireless’ is available for download here. The conclusions of the report will be discussed in more detail during ip.access’ webinar on multi-operator neutral host small cells, hosted by ThinkSmallCells. Click here to register.

ip.access will be exhibiting Mobile World Congress 2017 in Hall 7, Stand C60. To arrange a meeting at the show email events@ipaccess.com.

Notes to editors
* A series of test venues were modeled on Wireless 20/20’s award-winning WiROI™ Neutral Host Venue Business Case Analysis Tool to determine the coverage needed for each venue, the subscriber population, the estimated traffic use at each location, including the impact of Wi-Fi, and potential growth in traffic demand. In each case, the analysis modeled support for 4 major MNOs that would be required.

About Wireless 20/20

Wireless 20/20 is an independent market research and consulting company focused solely on the emerging broadband wireless market. The principals at Wireless 20/20 have been engaged in the wireless industry since its inception and have gained a thorough understanding of the technical, business and product issues surrounding the development of broadband wireless devices, equipment, networks, and services.


April 2016

Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association's 2016 Spring In-Building Wireless Summit

Executive Roundtable: Digitizing our Arenas: Servicing the Needs of High-Traffic Venues

All major sports leagues and teams are driving digitization to enhance the audience experience in major sports stadiums. Several venue owners and mobile carriers have been investing heavily in DAS and fiber network deployments to expand mobile broadband capacity in major sports arenas and stadiums. In the NY area, AT&T is upgrading the DAS infrastructure in Yankee Stadium and both Verizon Wireless and AT&T invested in separate DAS solutions for MetLife Stadium to handle the wireless needs of the fans at Super Bowl XLVIII.

Moderator: Berge Ayvazian, Senior Analyst and Consultant, Wireless 20/20

This opening executive roundtable session examined the business case for digitizing the audience experience in high-traffic sports arenas and stadiums from the perspective of MNOs, DAS vendors, venue owners, neutral host operators, sports leagues and teams.


  • Ihab Labib, Executive Director of Systems Engineering, JMA Wireless
    • The San Francisco 49ers commissioned DAS Group Professionals to deploy the JMA Wireless Teko DAS platform to double the DAS capacity for Super Bowl 50 in Levi’s Stadium
  • Marc Patterson, VP Product Management, Boingo Wireless
    • Boingo Wireless recently partnered with AT&T to upgrade the network serving Soldier Field in Chicago, with Boingo marketing the DAS services to other mobile operators.
  • Matt Thompson, Vice-President of Coverage Sales – Americas, Cobham Wireless
    • Cobham Wireless deployed an intelligent digital DAS solution for the London 2012 Olympic Park to allocate capacity to locations only where and when it is needed.
  • Jay Maciejewski, Vice President of Business Development, PCTEL
    • PCTEL's RFS network engineering services group assisted in network testing and optimization for University of Phoenix Stadium in the months leading up to Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.



February 2016

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile plans for 600 MHz spectrum auction - Carrier Wrap Episode 14

The Federal Communications Commission’s highly anticipated 600 MHz incentive auction is soon set to start, with the non-traditional reverse auction proceedings set to begin on March 29, followed by the more traditional forward auction process.

With less than two months to go before the festivities begin, Berge Ayvazian, senior analyst and consultant at Wireless 20/20, joined this week’s Carrier Wrap to provide his thoughts into how the FCC has managed to corral the necessary broadcaster participation essential to freeing up spectrum that will in turn be auctioned off for commercial wireless service.

Read the Full article on RCRWireless News.



April 2014

bnetTV Interview: Haig Sarkissian of Wireless 20/20 During 2014 Wi-Fi & Small Cells event held in New York and Discusses the Opportunities to Light Up Dark Wi-Fi That Surrounds Us



August 2013

Globecomm Techforum 2013: Front Line How Mobile Network Operators Manage Disruptive Change



April 2013

bnetTV Interview: Haig Sarkissian of Wireless 20/20 Explains the NEW WiROI™ Venue Tool

Click here to watch the video.



Spring 2012


New WiROI™ Tool Calculates the Financial Impact of Data Offloading to WiFi


November 2011

RCR Wireless Interview with Haig Sarkissian at LTE North America 2011


October 14, 2010

Mavenir Research Indicates 4G Services Critical for Monetization

4G Operators gain a clear financial advantage by offering Voice, Video and Messaging services with basic connectivity services

Mavenir Systems, a leading provider of innovative mobile IMS convergence solutions, says research confirms that 4G Operators can gain a clear financial advantage by offering Voice, Video and Multimedia Messaging services together with 4G basic connectivity services.

According to research done by Heavy Reading and Wireless 20/20, launching 4G Services immediately will result in a tenfold increase in 10 year NPV, a 50% increase in IRR and a 50% increase in ARPU over a data-only service strategy. In today's competitive environment, 4G operators need to launch communication services to mitigate risk of losing subscriber loyalty and yielding services to third party, over-the-top providers like Skype and Google that do not contribute to operator revenues.

The study also reveals that delaying the launch by just two years causes a NPV reduction of 20% and 10 years IRR reduction of 4% and an ARPU reduction of 7.9%.

"We've surmised that this is the case and now we have quantifiable data that supports a rapid move by Mobile Operators," said Shubh Agarwal, Mavenir's Vice President of Marketing. "Proactively marketing and branding these converged communications services will also enrich the end user experience, offer greater differentiation, improve customer loyalty and reduce churn."

Mavenir solutions make it easy to launch IMS-based Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), Mobile Video and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) based Converged IP Messaging (CPM) services. Mavenir mOne Convergence Platform allows for rapid delivery of innovative services such as convergence of 4G communications services with 2G, 3G and Web Services such as Facebook and Twitter.

Berge Ayvazian, Senior Consultant, Heavy Reading, says "Heavy Reading recommends that 4G operators include an IP services platform to enable value-added voice, video communications and multimedia messaging services and monetize the full potential of any 4G network."

This model uses the Wireless 20/20 WiROI™ 4G tool, which will be available for viewing at 4G World in Chicago. If you're interested in more information, please contact mavenir@globalresultspr.com.

Mavenir's innovative convergence solutions enable mobile operators to offer new services by transforming their core network to power IP based mobile cloud services. Converged Voice solutions enable rapid delivery of Mobile VoIP, Voice over LTE, Video, Session Mobility and Femto services. Converged Messaging solutions deliver cost savings for SMS and MMS delivery and introduce Rich Communications and multimedia services to monetize 3G and 4G mobile ecosystems. Our innovations, implemented on the Mavenir mOne Convergence Platform, deliver services to any device by bridging core network and broadband access generations. Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, Mavenir (www.mavenir.com) has facilities in India, China and Europe.






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