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Founded Year

2007

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$120.2M

About SpiderCloud Wireless

SpiderCloud Wireless is a provider of in-building wireless solutions, and develops scalable small-cell network platforms that deliver coverage and capacity for wireless services inside buildings.

SpiderCloud Wireless Headquarter Location

475 Sycamore Drive

Milpitas, California, 95035,

United States

408-235-2900

Latest SpiderCloud Wireless News

Can Wi-Fi pave the way for indoor small cells?

Jul 9, 2018

Jul 9, 2018 10:24am Corning's SpiderCloud Wireless makes a small cell that can attach to a Cisco Wi-Fi access point. (SpiderCloud Wireless) All four of the U.S. nationwide mobile operators are placing billion-dollar bets on 5G and hoping that consumers will upgrade to 5G-capable smartphones when the technology becomes available. But what will happen to those smartphones inside buildings, where most data use takes place? Will users be able to enjoy the new high-speed networks inside buildings? Carriers know that if they intend to monetize 5G, keeping customers on the network indoors will be a big help. For years, they have worked to convince building owners to shoulder more of the cost of in-building cellular systems, but many building owners view Wi-Fi as a sufficient solution. Now a leading provider of Wi-Fi offload solutions sees carriers using Wi-Fi to pave the way for 5G small cells. “We see operators making use of Wi-Fi as the tool for getting a foot in the door,” said Aptilo Networks CEO Paul Mikkelsen. He said the same hardware that supports Wi-Fi access points can often support small cell radios as well: “You can even finance it by selling the managed Wi-Fi service to the venue. That is a very powerful way of taking on the small cell challenge.” FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER Like this story? Subscribe to FierceWireless! The Wireless industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. Our subscribers rely on FierceWireless as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on this increasingly competitive marketplace. Sign up today to get wireless news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go. Even inside buildings that have adequate LTE service, connecting to 5G networks may be a challenge, especially when those networks use higher frequencies. Millimeter wave spectrum cannot carry signals as far as the lower frequencies used for LTE networks. As carriers build 5G networks, they may start to invest in more in-building than they have in recent years. But funding a deployment is just part of the challenge. Carriers also need access to the buildings they want to serve. “You have to be strong on your value proposition of getting in the door,” said Mikkelsen. “Some operators have grasped that and understood that and they are running with that opportunity.” Read more on

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SpiderCloud Wireless Patents

SpiderCloud Wireless has filed 54 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Wireless networking
  • Telecommunications
  • Emerging standards
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