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AttoCore supplies LTE Enhanced Packet Core software to UK’s Emergency Services


Delivered as part of Network In A Box component in Excelerate Technology Solution

Cambridge, UK, 19th February 2019 – AttoCore today announced that its flagship AttoEPC product is being used by Excelerate Technology as part of its mission critical communications solution for Emergency Services.

Excelerate is the global market leader in the end to end supply and integration of resilient communications solutions, designed by Excelerate to perform in the most challenging environments, where fast deployment is essential.

Excelerate’s requirement was for a means of providing guaranteed LTE coverage at emergency sites, without relying upon the radio access networks of the commercial mobile operators. With access to LTE capable spectrum, Excelerate designed a portable Network In A Box solution, which could be deployed within a vehicle, transported to and operated at the site of an emergency, either within the vehicle itself, or carried and used outside the vehicle by an emergency responder.

The Network In A Box was created by combining the small cell expertise of cellXica with the Enhanced Packet Core solution from AttoCore.

AttoCore’s AttoEPC software has been deployed in a cellXica SC5 Base Station to create the Network In A Box, which is capable of providing a portable “bubble” of LTE coverage for 10 simultaneous emergency service users, at a distance of 1 km.

AttoCore has developed its AttoEPC software to be interoperable with a wide range of base stations (eNodeB) and user devices (UE). The software has a very small footprint and AttoCore undertakes continuous automated testing to ensure that it is implemented to a high level of quality, making it ideal for deployment as a component of a Network In A Box. The development of the software tracks the 3GPP releases and planned enhancements will include the Mission Critical capabilities defined in 3GPP releases 12, 13 and 14.

David Neil, AttoCore Chief Technology Officer, commented: “Reliable communications are essential to the delivery of emergency services and Excelerate Technology has repeatedly demonstrated that it is the world leader in the provision of mission critical solutions. We are delighted to be working with cellXica in providing Excelerate Technology with a flexible and agile LTE communications solution as a component of a mission critical communications solution for Emergency Services, incorporating AttoEPC LTE core software.”

About AttoCore
AttoCore develops ultra-mobile core network software technology that can be deployed in consumer, professional and enterprise scenarios. Small footprint and high quality make it particularly well suited to Network In A Box applications. Deployment can be as a standalone network, or interconnected with existing network services to extend wireless services anywhere in the world.

About cellXica
cellXica is a British company focused on cellular and custom communications markets through in-house development of software defined radio hardware, physical layers and protocol stack software. A common SDR hardware and software framework underpins the EXSITE range of LTE, UMTS and GSM small cells and the EXPLORE platform for rapid prototyping and deployment of TX/RX signal processing solutions at I/Q using C/C++ and MATLAB®.

About Excelerate Technology
Excelerate Technology is part of the Excelerate Group, the global market leading provider of real time data, video and voice via satellite and wireless solutions. Excelerate delivers mission critical solutions to a varied range of markets spanning Emergency Responders, Government Organisations and Maritime Operators as well as other sectors including Education, Health, Oil & Gas, Prisons and Public Transport.