Dense Air acquires NZ spectrum assets

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Dense Air acquires NZ spectrum assets

Dense Air has now completed its acquisition of the 2.5 GHz Spectrum Management Rights from Blue Reach and Cayman Wireless in New Zealand.

The combined spectrum assets provide 70 MHz spectrum in the 2.5 GHz Band (3GPP Band 7 and Band 41).

Dense Air is a wholesale network operator that ‘enhances and extends’ the coverage and capacity of existing mobile networks and will operate as a ‘carrier of carriers’ operator, typically on a neutral host basis. Dense Air uses a comprehensive portfolio of 4G and 5G small cells to offer services to mobile operators in licensed spectrum dedicated to small cells for densification/extension deployments.

It also provides operational support and technology platforms that enable targeted mass deployment of 4G and 5G small cells. The acquired spectrum assets in New Zealand enable Dense Air to start its operations almost immediately.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to bring a completely new type of wholesale service to New Zealand’s network operators. Dense Air’s service offering will complement existing 4G investments and planned 5G deployments,” said Paul Senior, CEO of Dense Air.

“By adding neutral host 4G and 5G small cells, running in licensed spectrum to networks at cell edge, either outdoors or indoors we can dramatically improve the service experience to end users. Our solution increases speeds and network capacity. Importantly, Dense Air doesn’t and won’t compete in any way with existing retail service providers. Our mission is to help MNOs and MVNOs improve their business cases for pervasive 4G and 5G networks by densification.”

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