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October 17, 2017: Axell Wireless Limited issued new U.S. patent [9,794,791]

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Axell Wireless Limited has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Digital capacity centric distributed antenna system" by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

ABSTRACT

Disclosed herein is an architecture for a Digital Capacity Centric Distributed Antenna System (DCC-DAS) that dynamically manages and distributes resources in different locations where there is demand for capacity. The DCC-DAS also allows for the routing of resources to other applications such as location finding devices, jamming devices, repeaters, etc.

Appl. No.14/853,123

INDEX

SECTION 1 AXELL WIRELESS LIMITED PROFILE

SECTION 2 OTHER NEWS: 2017

SECTION 3 PRESS RELEASES: 2014

SECTION 4 OTHER NEWS: 2014

SECTION 5 AXELL WIRELESS LIMITED PATENTS

SECTION 6 AXELL WIRELESS LIMITED TOP MANAGEMENT

SECTION 1 AXELL WIRELESS LIMITED PROFILE

1.1 ACTIVITIES

Axell Wireless Limited provides wireless coverage solutions worldwide. The company provides technologies and platforms in the areas of cellular, public safety, broadcast, military communication, and air band communication. It offers 3G and 4G cellular coverage solutions; terrestrial trunked radio repeater systems; coverage solutions for GSM-R and public safety systems; equipment for wireless communications systems, such as digital channel selective products, as well as band selective BDAs and DAS solutions to develop radio coverage, and RF filtering and multicoupling systems; customized products; and fiber optic fed coverage enhancement systems. The company also offers passive devices that include spectrum dividing filters, directional couplers, crossband couplers, diplexers, and splitters, as well as active devices that include RF attenuators, RF amplifier modules, antenna VSWR monitors, fiber optic transceivers, and emergency battery back-up systems. In addition, it offers management and control solutions, such as Axell Element Manager, an operations and maintenance centre for repeater networks; and Repeater Maintenance Console, an online software program that simplifies control and installation of repeaters. It offers wireless communication solutions in metros, road tunnels, railways, airports, rural areas, buildings, and aircraft markets. Axell Wireless Limited was formerly known as Aerial Facilities Limited and changed its name in March 2008. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Chesham, United Kingdom with regional offices in Germany, Austria, France, the Russian Federation, the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada. It has a facility in Sweden. As of May 10, 2013, Axell Wireless Limited operates as a subsidiary of Cobham plc.

1.2 SUMMARY

Fiscal Year End: 31 Dec 2015

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Website: http://www.axellwireless.com

SECTION 2 OTHER NEWS: 2017

June 07: Axell Wireless Limited: Cobham deploys public safety network for new intercontinental tunnel

STEVENAGE, UK - Cobham Wireless has announced the delivery of a public safety communications system for the Eurasia Tunnel, the first undersea road tunnel to connect two continents. Its multi-band, multi-technology coverage solution provides the emergency services communication within the 5.4km tunnel, which links two areas of Istanbul and spans both Europe and Asia.

The customised solution incorporates Cobham Wireless' D-CSR (Digital Channel Selective Repeaters) and BSR (Band Selective Repeaters), and supports ultra high frequency (UHF), very high frequency (VHF), digital mobile radio (DMR), and FM technologies. This ensures that emergency services and operational teams can communicate at all times, throughout the tunnel.

Cobham Wireless was awarded the contract in September 2016 and worked with systems integration partner Yap? ?D?S to install the system. The deployment was completed within a tight deadline of just three months, and delivered in time for the official inauguration ceremony in December. The Eurasia Tunnel is now open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

"Cobham Wireless' public safety solution provides a robust, reliable means of communication for Turkey's police, fire, and disaster and emergency services," said Dogan Ozturk, Country Sales Manager, Turkey, at Cobham Wireless.

SECTION 3 PRESS RELEASES: 2014

February 25: Axell Wireless launches Active Point of Interface (APOI) for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

[Company Release]

New APOI significantly simplifies DAS installation, operation and management of single and multiple operator deployments

Barcelona, Spain, 25 February 2014 - Axell Wireless, the worldwide provider of wireless coverage solutions, today launched an Active Point of Interface (APOI) system that substantially aids the deployment and ongoing management of distributed antenna systems (DAS) saving operating costs for mobile operators and systems integrators.

The APOI manages the interface from base stations to the DAS system to ensure optimum performance for both single and multiple operator deployments. Traditionally such systems have been passive in nature and require manual on-site intervention to ensure optimum performance of the DAS system. The new APOI ensures that BTS (base station) RF signals feeding the DAS are "managed" to pre-set criteria, thus minimising the need for regular on-site operational maintenance and ensuring optimum signal-to-noise ratio and thus data throughput within the system. The APOI is fully manageable remotely via a web server intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and supports SNMP allowing alarms to be reported to a mobile operator's NOC (network operations centre).

The APOI supports up to 8 frequency band modules in one compact 3U chassis. All major global cellular frequencies are supported as are all wireless technologies. Each band module supports two separate BTS connections (with internal combining if required) thus allowing up to 16 BTS connections per chassis. APOIs can be cascaded together to support larger BTS deployments. Additional band modules can be easily installed in the field allowing for easy expansion of the system.

The APOI incorporates a unique SALC (smart automatic level control) software routine which allows for BTS levels to be set and adjusted in an "auto setup" mode allowing a very rapid and simple deployment of the DAS system.

February 24: Axell Wireless launches revolutionary intelligent "capacity centric" digital DAS (Distributed Antenna System)

[Company Release]

Dynamic capacity management solution for large building complexes brings extensive cost savings for mobile operators

Barcelona, Spain, 24 February 2014 - Axell Wireless, the worldwide provider of wireless coverage solutions, today launched a revolutionary new in-building coverage solution allowing mobile operators to allocate capacity to locations only where and when it is needed. The system provides a more cost-effective way for mobile operators to handle the challenges of large-scale in-building coverage projects. Over 80% of mobile traffic now emanates from within a building and this figure is growing rapidly.

Historically a DAS (Distributed Antenna System) has been used to propagate coverage and capacity around a building or facility by taking single or multiple operators' base station (BTS) resources and re-distributing them. Axell is a market leader in providing such systems and has deployed solutions in many iconic building facilities including the London 2012 Olympic Park, the Eurotunnel, the US Department of Homeland Security, and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. With traditional DAS solutions individual base station sectors are effectively "hard-wired" to specific areas of a facility, depending on the peak traffic expected from that location. However mobile traffic is both "bursty" and "sporadic" meaning that maximum capacity is not required all of the time. As a consequence today in many in-building deployments expensive BTS resource can be left idle for significant periods of time.

Axell's idDAS (intelligent digital DAS) solution provides mobile operators with a revolutionary new approach to handling the challenges and current limitations of in-building coverage systems. idDAS allows mobile operators to dynamically allocate capacity around a facility and, in effect, provide a DAS system that can "breathe" and react to user demands.

SECTION 4 OTHER NEWS: 2014

June 16: Axell Wireless to showcase revolutionary new digital DAS technology at DAS and Small Cells Congress

[Company Release]

Axell Wireless, the worldwide provider of wireless coverage solutions, is showcasing its revolutionary new in-building coverage solution for US carriers, idDAS, at this week's DAS and Small Cells Congress in Las Vegas. The solution allows mobile operators to allocate capacity to locations only where and when it is needed and provides a more cost-effective way to handle the challenges of large scale in-building coverage projects. An estimated 80% of mobile traffic in the US now emanates from within a building and this figure is growing rapidly.

Historically a DAS (Distributed Antenna System) has been used to propagate coverage and capacity around a building or facility by taking single or multiple operators' base station (BTS) resources and re-distributing them. Axell is a market leader in supplying such systems and has provided solutions for many iconic building facilities including the London 2012 Olympic Park, the Pentagon, the Eurotunnel, and Dulles and Reagan International Airports. Traditional DAS solutions require individual base station sectors to be effectively "hard-wired" to the specific areas of a facility. However, mobile traffic is both "bursty" and "sporadic" in nature meaning maximum capacity is not required all of the time.

June 05: Axell Wireless scores seamless mobile coverage for football fans in Brazil this summer

[Company Release]

Extensive in-building coverage systems are supplied to stadia hosting

Brazil's upcoming high-profile global sporting events

Chesham, UK: 5 June 2014 - Axell Wireless, the worldwide provider of wireless coverage solutions and the company behind the successful in-venue coverage at the London 2012 Olympics, has supplied DAS (distributed antenna systems) for multiple stadia in Brazil allowing fans to further enjoy and share their experience of the country's upcoming large sporting events on social media via seamless mobile data coverage.

Working closely with leading partner RFS (Radio Frequency Systems), Axell has helped to deliver cellular mobile phone coverage to sporting venues in Brazil, including the Maracana stadium and the Mineirao stadium: two of the country's largest stadia with a combined capacity of over 141,000. The sophisticated in-building coverage solution ensures the thousands of spectators at these high-profile sporting events can share the experience with friends and family via their mobile devices without any service degradation.

Matt Thompson, Vice-President of Sales - Americas, Axell Wireless said: "Deploying one of the most sophisticated DAS networks in the world for the London 2012 Olympic Games prepared us well for these projects in Brazil.

The stadium environment is unique in many ways when it comes to designing and installing a wireless coverage network, and the insight we gathered during London 2012 has meant we can supply a world-class communications system that will support the fans during upcoming major sporting events".

SECTION 5 AXELL WIRELESS LIMITED PATENTS

PREVIOUS PATENT STORY:

August 31, 2017 Axell Wireless Limited issued new European patent [US2017250765 (A1)]

ABSTRACT

Disclosed herein is an algorithm that leverages the unique features and capabilities of a DCC-DAS in order to perform automatic measurements of uplink noise, PIM, and any uplink interference. Once an interference in the uplink is detected, this algorithm may automatically measure its parameters such as frequency, intensity, bandwidth, etc., and identify the source of the problem. It may automatically isolate and identify which element or cable of the DCC-DAS is the root cause of the problem or also which external source is generating the problem

SECTION 6 AXELL WIRELESS LIMITED TOP MANAGEMENT

Ian Brown, CEO

Ian is an established entrepreneur and business turnaround leader and has been operating in the technology, telecommunications and services sectors for 30 years. He is CEO of Axell Wireless, an organisation he created following the 2007 management buy in (MBI) of Aerial Facilities in the UK and Avitec AB of Sweden. Ian has provided the leadership to develop Axell into the market leadership position it occupies today including the expansion of Axell's international sales and support network. Ian is involved in all aspects of the business but is particularly focused on R & D in addition to supporting the sales and marketing teams. Prior to joining Axell Ian operated Consilium Associates a business advisory and turnaround practice. Previously he was CEO of Redstone plc, a circa Pound100m LSE quoted communications services provider. He became CEO in 2001 to lead the turnaround and refinancing of the company following which he led the acquisition of a major competitor. Prior to Redstone in 1995 he formed and led a 3i backed management buy in of two companies to create Fastnet Group, a network and IT services company that was acquired by Redstone in 2000 returning 3i 10 times their original investment. His early career included key positions at 3Com and Hewlett Packard.

Troels Henriksen, CFO

A Danish national, Troels joined Axell Wireless in August 2009. He is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying in Newcastle with PricewaterhouseCoopers back in 1989 following which he spent 2 years in their corporate finance team in London before completing his MBA at INSEAD in 1992. Since 1993 Troels has been CFO of several venture capital backed businesses, both large and small, and brings with him extensive transactional and operational expertise. In addition to finance, statutory and regulatory matters at Axell, Troels has responsibility for the IT function and all contractual matters.

Rob Bruce, Chief Operating Officer

With over 20 years experience in the communications industry, Rob has had a particular focus around leading teams in sales, marketing and operational delivery. Rob joined Axell in 2008 and today serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and works closely with Ian to support the company's business goals. He has specific responsibility for the EMEA sales function, company marketing teams and the network services group. Previous roles have included senior positions at Fastnet Systems plc, Redstone plc and Azzurri Communications ltd.

ANDREW LATHE, Company Secretary

Andrew, originally from South Africa is a Chartered Accountant and joined Axell in 1998. Today, Andrew has responsibility for a variety of financial and regulatory matters working with Troels. Andrew is also an expert in manufacturing systems and works closely with Axell's production and supply chain organizations. Prior to Axell, Andrew worked for a variety of international businesses in financial roles.

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