Investment in ip.access to fund the growth and accelerate development of ip.access’ next generation 2G/3G/4G multi-mode small cell products
Zouk Capital today announces it has made an investment into ip.access, a leading provider of small cell solutions to blue chip customers worldwide. The investment will be used to fund the growth of the business and to accelerate development of ip.access’ next generation 2G/3G/4G multi-mode small cell products.
Malcolm Gordon, an experienced telecom industry executive, joins as CEO. Malcolm was most recently COO of IPWireless and CEO of General Dynamics Broadband.
Samer Salty and Andrew Whiting of Zouk Capital will join the board and support the management team in taking the company to the next level.
Samer Salty comments: “We are excited about the future for ip.access and believe that as a technology leader, the company is ideally placed to take advantage of the exponential growth in mobile data usage globally. We are delighted to welcome Malcolm on board as CEO.”
Malcolm Gordon, CEO of ip.access, said: “The market is at the inflection point driven by the significant increase in mobile data traffic. Small cells will play an increasingly important role in the mobile network infrastructure going forward and we believe that ip.access is poised to have significant influence in these developments. I am excited to be heading up ip.access and delivering market leading solutions to our customers.”
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, ip.access has been creating and deploying small cell solutions for more than ten years. The company has products and solutions live in over 100 customers’ networks around the world, with the capability to accelerate the introduction of additional small cell solutions into those networks irrespective of use case, technology or deployment model.
The company's success is built upon its ability to provide its Service Provider customers with a range of small cell coverage, capacity and presence solutions across all technologies (2G, 3G, and 4G), with a focus on a rapid return on investment and the ability to open up new markets and revenue streams.
The company has an end-to-end deployment philosophy that integrates the small cell access points with converged access gateways and comprehensive network management and performance tools; as well as a strong track record of working with trusted partners on integrated solutions.
About Malcolm Gordon
Malcolm, Chief Executive Officer, joined ip.access with 29 years’ experience in telecommunications. He has held senior management role at Alcatel Lucent (14 years of service concluding as Business Development Director for wireless in EMEA), IPWireless (COO and board member) and most recently General Dynamics Broadband (CEO). Since 1992, he has held key development roles for both GSM and WCDMA fixed wireless products. Malcolm has worked in both the UK and the United States. He earned an honours degree in computer science from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.