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6 September, 2018 - 21:06 By Kate Sweeney

Ontix harnesses CCS technology for London project

Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) reveals that telecoms infrastructure provider Ontix has joined its lead customer programme for the introduction of the Metnet 12Gbps unlicensed 60GHz mmWave access and backhaul solution.
Ontix will begin proof of concept activities in central London from Q4 this year.

Ontix plans to leverage the neutral host mesh network connected to fibre and provide high-performance backhaul services – powered by the Metnet 12Gbps 60GHz system – for small cells deployed on these assets by multiple mobile operators. 

Antony Tomlinson, CEO of Ontix, said: “We embraced this opportunity to join CCS’s lead customer programme and work hand-in-hand with our trusted and chosen partner for the mesh network. 

“This will provide our team with the earliest access and closest collaboration on a key launch implementation of the Metnet 60GHz solution.  

“We plan to provide a neutral host transport network in central London delivering carrier-grade services to our customers, and our selection of CCS as our mesh network vendor is a primary factor in this bid-winning approach.”

CCS CEO Steve Greaves adds: “We are delighted to welcome Ontix to the CCS lead customer program for Metnet 60GHz as it begins work on this ambitious neutral host network in London. 

“Ontix will be working alongside CCS through the introductory phases of the Metnet 60GHz system, and will now benefit from priority access to the latest features and enhanced capabilities as the network expands.”

In major live deployments from Asia to North America, Metnet is powering networks to mmWave 5G performance intuitively, scalably, flexibly and cost-effectively.

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