Ionica relieves strain on wireless networks
Richard Wilson Ionica, the wireless-to-the-home telephone operator has announced the early introduction of software that will remove capacity restraints on its network. The Cambridge company claims that the software will double capacity and aid its network expansion plans. The AR4.1 software has been introduced a month earlier than planned after performing well during tests. The software is designed to remove network capacity constraints that have plagued the company and hit customer levels. Ionica said it had 42,993 customers at the end of March, a 22 per cent improvement on the last quarter but still well below its original market projections. Ionica has started rolling out its wireless telephone service in Yorkshire, extending its network from East Anglia and the Midlands. It reported a loss of ?77m in the six months to the end of September 1997.
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