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16 September, 2016 - 15:33 By Kate Sweeney

CCS puts M1 mobile data customers on pole at Singapore Grand Prix

CCS, cambridge, mobile data

Cambridge UK technology is in the fast lane at the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix from tonight until Sunday.

M1 Limited (M1) has chosen CCS’ Metnet backhaul system to meet the high mobile data demand at the Singapore Airlines-sponsored motor racing classic.

CCS in Cambridge is globally pioneering Metnet – acknowledged as the world's only self-organising microwave backhaul system.

It is being implemented to support a small cell network aimed at serving the peak demand around the popular Formula 1 night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore.

The full system is now live following extensive testing in the M1 labs with its core network and the small cells. CCS’ Metnet is regarded as the world’s only self-organising solution for wireless backhaul, supporting small cell, WiFi, CCTV, smart city and enterprise access applications.

The CCS Metnet system is particularly suited to dense urban cities, where additional capacity is required and regional authorities are sensitive to aesthetics and equipment footprint.

M1 provides mobile and fixed services to over two million customers in Singapore. Patrick Scodeller, its chief operating officer, said: “M1 is committed to delivering the best experience to customers attending the F1, where demand for mobile data is expected to be extremely high.

“The powerful combination of M1’s small cell network and CCS’ industry-leading Metnet system will enable our customers can share the exhilaration of their F1 experience through social media on M1’s advanced 4G+ network.”

Steve Greaves, founder and CEO of CCS, added: “Our Metnet system has been specifically designed to enable network performance excellence in high-traffic hotspots, and hotspots don’t have more peak demand than at this exciting Formula 1 night race.

“The combination of our solution with this small cell roll-out will deliver faster download and upload speeds, and a superb mobile experience for M1’s customers.

“Metnet’s self-organising capability is the key to supporting the densification of small cell networks, and to enabling the evolution to 5G and the Internet of Things and we look forward to extending our relationship to support M1’s roll-out of its ubiquitous on-demand, high-performance 5G service nationwide.”
 

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