Leading DAS provider Axell Wireless joins global test and measurement vendor Aeroflex to form Cobham Wireless

New Cobham business unit will be led by Senior Vice President Ian Langley

Chesham UK, 24 February 2015 – Axell Wireless, the worldwide provider of indoor wireless cellular and public safety solutions, has today announced that its integration into Cobham will be fully completed by July 2015. This follows the acquisition of the company by Cobham in May 2013.

Axell Wireless, together with test and measurement company Aeroflex – acquired by Cobham in September last year- will form a new business unit, Cobham Wireless. The Cobham Wireless business unit, which will be led by Senior Vice President Ian Langley, will be a part of Cobham’s Communications and Connectivity sector.  The completion of the Axell integration enables the former Axell business to take advantage of the combined capabilities in the Cobham portfolio.

Axell’s heritage is in designing and developing DAS coverage solutions for both cellular and public safety uses, in environments where providing communications infrastructure through traditional channels is challenging. High-profile deployments include The Shard, The London 2012 Olympics, The Washington Transit network and The Burj Khalifa.

Since its acquisition by Cobham, Axell has launched its dynamic wireless capacity management solution idDAS and has continued to deploy systems around the world, including Mandela Square in South Africa, World Trade Center One in the US and the World Cup stadia in Brazil. Axell will now look to increase its reach further into global markets, including building on its commercial and public safety expertise across North America, EMEA and APAC.

Fred Cahill, Senior Vice President, Cobham Communications and Connectivity, said: “In the months since the acquisition we have concentrated on integrating the portfolios and building on Axell’s existing credentials in the public safety and cellular industries. Going forward, we will use this expertise to enhance our offering to existing Cobham customers in vertical industries, and increase the range available to Axell’s current customers.”

Cobham Wireless SVP Ian Langley continued, “Operators are increasingly concerned with the reach of their networks, especially indoors, and are looking at ways to increase overall QoE and reduce churn. With the launch of idDAS last year, we have demonstrated its credentials and commitment to help operators achieve that aim. The continued investment in the business by Cobham will enable the team at Cobham Wireless to develop increasingly innovative solutions, putting us in an excellent position to continue to lead the DAS innovation market.”

Axell Wireless will be demonstrating the latest enhancements to its idDAS solution at MWC 2015 in Barcelona in hall 6, stand D50.

About Axell Wireless

Axell Wireless, a Cobham company, is a global leader and manufacturer of wireless coverage solutions for both cellular and public safety applications. Axell Wireless employs over 250 people, has its headquarters in Chesham, UK and operates from a network of 16 offices across the globe. Axell Wireless has an enviable track record spanning 40 years, having supplied coverage solutions for many environments including road and rail tunnels, metros, small and large buildings, stadiums, remote or rural environments and transportation systems including railways and aeroplanes.

About Cobham

Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into customer needs and agility. The Group offers innovative technologies and services to solve challenging problems in harsh environments across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean, specialising in meeting growing demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth.

Employing more than 12,000 people on five continents, the Group has customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.

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