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Barr Ellison Solicitors – commercial property
23 April, 2014 - 09:10 By News Desk

Zinwave expands in Asia Pacific wireless hotspot


Advanced wireless technology from Cambridge UK business Zinwave is gaining traction in Asia Pacific and prompted new key hires as the company gets more boots on the ground.

Zinwave already has a number of installations in the region including Westfield Centrepoint, Sydney, Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay, Singapore and Solaire Manila – a luxury tourist and gaming complex in the Philippines.

Asia Pacific is one of the fastest growing wireless markets in the world and the new recruitment underlines Zinwave’s commitment to accelerate growth of its unique wideband active DAS technology globally.

The company plans to double headcount within 12 months further to its acquisition by McWane Inc – a privately held manufacturing company based in the US which owns a global group of wireless technology companies.

Christian Derrick has joined Zinwave as director of sales and services for Australia and New Zealand and is based in Melbourne. Derek Paton has re-joined Zinwave as Vice-President Business Development based in the Asia Pacific region. Paton also assumes executive management responsibility for the company’s sales and support teams in Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions.

He said: “The Asia Pacific region is one of the fastest growing wireless markets in the world and there is a huge demand for in-building cellular coverage solutions.

“Our unique wideband active DAS offers building owners and operators alike the most cost-effective, multi-service, multi-operator DAS installation on the market.”

Paton has been involved in the wireless telecoms industry for over 30 years and has specialist knowledge of in-building cellular coverage solutions across multiple vertical markets.

He has held senior positions with a number of leading wireless telecoms companies including Allen Telecom, Mikom, LGC Wireless and ADC. He has been responsible for over 300 large in-building projects in the last 15 years, ranging from San Francisco International Airport to City of Dreams Casino Resort in Macau.

Most recently he was based in Australia where he established a successful services organisation offering DAS solutions to mobile operators.

Christian Derrick has over 19 years’ experience in the wireless and IP industries. Before joining Zinwave he was technical director, Europe and technical sales director, Asia Pacific for SpiderCloud Wireless.

He has held senior positions at Qualcomm Europe, Flarion Technologies, Vodafone UK & Vodafone Group, Cisco Systems and Nortel Networks. He has also led wireless pilots and deployments in Australia, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands and Slovakia.

Zinwave’s in-building DAS is acknowledged as the only system capable of supporting multiple cellular and public safety services between 150MHz and 2700MHz on a single hardware layer, regardless of protocol or modulation scheme. It is also regarded as the only company that can support multiple FDD and TDD LTE services simultaneously across any spectrum allocated globally.

Zinwave says its DAS offers building owners, telecom operators and neutral host providers an install-once solution, eliminating the need for expensive and disruptive upgrades to existing infrastructures to accommodate new services as they become available.

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