Enterprise small cell startup SpiderCloud Wireless has scored a commercial deal with number one US operator Verizon Wireless.
Specific details of the size of the deal were not released, with a statement from the San Jose, California-based vendor noting that it will provide “scalable 4G small cell systems” to Verizon Wireless’ business customers.
SpiderCloud delivers kit that enables enterprises to boost in-building coverage and capacity to thousands of campus employees.
The company claims its Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) cuts out the need for weeks of specialist planning and installation, instead using Self Optimising Network (SON) software to deliver improved coverage in a fraction of the time (“just days”) compared to alternative technology options.
Its E-RAN system incorporates 3G, 4G and WiFi technology in an effort to provide a truly multimode small cell offering indoors.
“Working with Verizon Wireless’ key regions and partners, we will rapidly deploy scalable small cell systems to meet mobility needs for public access venues and enterprise customers,” said Michael Gallagher, SpiderCloud Wireless CEO.
The Verizon win breaks a spell of project win silence for SpiderCloud. In September 2013 it announced its first commercial operator deal with Vodafone Netherlands, but the company has been quiet on naming customers since then. Today’s Verizon statement cites Vodafone UK “and leading mobile operators across several continents” as other customers.
In June, European operator Turkcell said it was trialling kit from SpiderCloud and its partner NEC.