August 28, 2013
New York City Extends Contract with Northrop Grumman to Utilize IPWireless’ Mobile Broadband Technology
NYCWiN extension based on exceptional performance, improved government communications, and efficiency gains
San Francisco, Calif. – IPWireless, a leading provider of 3G and 4G LTE wireless broadband network solutions for federal, state and local government agencies, today announced that New York City has extended its contract with prime contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation to support the city’s multi-agency government wireless network, which utilizes IPWireless’ mobile broadband technology, for an additional five years.
The New York City Wireless Network (NYCWiN) is the most comprehensive wireless broadband network of its kind. Designed and engineered by Northrop Grumman with IPWireless as a technology partner, NYCWiN delivers new levels of responsiveness, efficiency and cost-containment for both emergency and non-emergency municipal services. The city extended its contract with Northrop Grumman based on the network’s proven exceptional performance, gains in efficiencies and improved government communications.
The multi-agency network supports dozens of municipal departments and myriad applications, including:
- mobile fingerprinting, mobile field reporting and mobile access to photos and crime databases for police agencies
- remote traffic light management and wireless enabled traffic sensors for improved traffic flow
- automated water meter reading for improved usage tracking and customer billing
"The expertise we have gained by supporting NYCWiN over the past five years, and now into the future, is unmatched in the industry. Our deep understanding of the specific requirements of government agencies allows us to efficiently develop the best performing mobile broadband solutions for cities and counties of all sizes who are looking to deploy a next generation wireless government network," said Bill Jones, CEO of IPWireless.
The network, consisting of approximately 400 cell sites spanning all five New York City boroughs covers more than 300 square miles and5,800 miles of roadway. The IPWireless solution offers unique low-latency Quality of Service and Tier of Service mechanisms to deliver prioritized and preemptive network access to specified users and groups, such as government officials or emergency response personnel.
IPWireless is a pioneer in designing and delivering innovative 3G and 4G LTE wireless broadband and broadcast solutions. Since the Company’s inception over ten years ago, IPWireless has delivered multiple generations of 3GPP-based chipsets, devices and network infrastructure solutions that have set the bar for mobile broadband performance and innovative product feature sets, and has helped to define the 3GPP standards roadmap. The company’s end-to-end LTE mobile broadband and Integrated Mobile Broadcast (IMB) solutions enable the mobile and government ecosystems to deliver a new generation of wireless services and applications using untapped global spectrum bands. The Company’s solutions have been deployed by some of the world’s largest mobile operators including T-Mobile and Orange, as well as in breakthrough government wireless networks such as New York City’s wireless network (NYCWiN). IPWireless’ LTE solution has also been selected by Adams County, Colorado in the first competitive 700MHz public safety LTE bid. In 2010, IPWireless and Sony announced an initiative to jointly develop 4G and beyond wireless technologies.
IPWireless is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and operates a technology development center in Chippenham, UK. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ipwireless.com.