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Cobham’s Axell Wireless named ‘most innovative company’ in global in-building wireless report

Cobham company Axell Wireless, has been ranked as number one in the category of 'innovation' by Global technology market intelligence organisation, ABI Research


MARLOW, UK - Cobham company Axell Wireless, has been ranked as number one in the category of 'innovation' by Global technology market intelligence organisation, ABI Research.  Their latest report that the in-building market continues to grow, with DAS equipment revenues up by over 10% YoY and almost $1.4B being spent on in-building coverage in 2013. The report ranks Axell Wireless in the number three position globally, reinforcing Axell's continued growth in the market place as a leading worldwide provider of wireless coverage solutions.


Axell Wireless' active DAS (Distributed Antenna System) products are used all over the world in high-profile locations such as The Shard in London (Western Europe's tallest building), the Channel Tunnel, the Washington Metro and The Pentagon in the United States. Axell's in-building systems are used to propagate wireless coverage in challenging environments including tunnels, metro systems, shopping malls and high-rise multi-use facilities. The recent launch of its leading-edge idDAS (intelligent digital DAS) solution at this year's Mobile World Congress, served to reinforce Axell's position as the most innovative company in the marketplace.


idDAS provides mobile operators with a revolutionary new approach to handling the challenges and current limitations of in-building coverage systems and allows mobile operators to dynamically allocate capacity around a facility. In effect, it provides a DAS system that can "breathe" and react to user demands as and when required. The report noted that idDAS "brings active DAS systems up to date and applies the latest techniques for traffic management". As well as this market-leading technological innovation, ABI also noted it was impressed with Axell's YoY market share gain - amongst the highest the research company assessed.


Nick Marshall, Principal Analyst, ABI Research commented: "The accolade of most innovative vendor was well deserved by Axell Wireless, and idDAS represents a hugely significant change in DAS technology and how it is deployed. It is one of the most significant DAS evolutions in a decade".


Ian Brown, CEO of Axell Wireless commented "Axell's investment in innovative market leading technology as recognised by ABI Research continues to strengthen our position as a global leader in the DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) market.  Fred Cahill, Vice President of Cobham Antenna Systems, added "Cobham's continued commitment to innovation and product development will aid future successes as we work to increase our share of this growing and important market".


ABI also noted that Axell is "one of the companies to watch in the DAS space" and ranks in the "top DAS vendors with this result".


About Cobham

Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer needs, and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean. It has market-leading positions in air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important thing Cobham builds is trust


About Cobham Antenna Systems

For more than 60 years, Cobham Antenna Systems has been a world leader in the design and manufacture of communication systems and antennas. Cobham's innovative communication, navigation, jamming, electronic warfare, telemetry and radar antennas serve all major commercial aviation manufacturers and operators, major defence contractors, emergency response organisations and law enforcement agencies.  For more information visit


About Axell Wireless

Axell Wireless is a global leader and manufacturer of wireless coverage solutions for both cellular and public safety applications. Part of engineering and technology giant Cobham plc since 2013, Axell Wireless employs more than 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.



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