Press Release

Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) Limited is pleased to announce that telecoms infrastructure provider Ontix has joined CCS’s Lead Customer Program for the introduction of the CCS 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, comments: “We embraced this opportunity to join CCS’s lead customer program and work hand-in-hand with our trusted and chosen partner for the mesh network, as 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.”

Metnet 60GHz is the latest advance in the CCS Metnet product line, and extends the award-winning Metnet self-organising mesh capability already proven at 26/28GHz into the unlicensed band at 60GHz. Delivering carrier-grade services in an unlicensed band is a challenge perfectly suited to Metnet and the 3D SON™ capability of Metnet 60GHz, which manages interference across three dimensions – space, time and frequency.

The ultra-high capacity 12Gbps multipoint system is the first element in CCS’s new software-defined Mesh network architecture, with multiple Metnet 60GHz nodes operating as a centrally managed SDN-capable networking switch.