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IDTechEx say 5G not only greatly improves network experiences for mobile consumers, but more importantly, will bring digitalisation into every industry, revolutionising our society. However, this vision will not be realised without small cell development.

Published in 5G

Promising its “compact indoor solution” delivers dedicated connectivity and capacity, it has a future-proofed modular design that supports both 4G and 5G networks in NSA or SA, with its secure plug and play solution based on a 5G-ready flexible design that “supports evolving consumer and small enterprise applications”.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Cisco is to pay $US310m for UK based small cellular base station developer Ubiquisys, despite having an existing relationship with rival small cell company ip.access.

Published in Strategy

Vodafone has connected its first customers to the National Broadband Network, in Armidale: a move that marks its first foray into fixed network offerings.

Published in Deals
Monday, 19 December 2011 12:54

Vodafone trials fetchtv and femtocells over NBN

Vodafone has connected its first customers to the National Broadband Network, in Armidale: a move that marks its first foray into fixed network offerings.

Published in Strategy

A decision by French mobile operator SFR to offer femtocells free to all its customers suggests that that they offer benefits for operators as much, or more so, than they offer for users.

Published in Cornered!

Vodafone Germany is reported to be planning to abandon the use of copper for delivering broadband services and migrate four million broadband customers to its LTE network.

Published in Cornered!
Friday, 05 August 2011 15:11

Where has all the WiFi gone?

Remember when carrier operated public WiFi hotspots were all the rage? Telstra, Optus and a handful of private operators were rolling them out in coffee shops, airports and on the street. Sure every other coffee shop today has free WiFi, but the big telco-operated networks have all but disappeared. They could be about to make a comeback.

Published in Cornered!

New diagnostic tool helps operators maximise real world performance

Thai Telecoms operator TOT says it has had great success with femtocells as an alternative to reestablishing telecommunication services in disaster areas and immediately providing mobile services to affected people. TOT is one of more than 20 major global telecom operators that will report back on femtocell trials and deployments at the annual Femtocells World Summit in London from 21-23 June, organised by Avren Events in exclusive partnership with the Femto Forum.

Some 20 major global telecom operators, including Vodafone, MegaFon, Verizon and NTT DoCoMo, will give exclusive feedback on femtocell trials and deployments around the world at the annual Femtocells World Summit in London from 21-23 June.

Femtocells, low-power wireless access points, have tremendous potential to change the way people use their mobile phones as the technology becomes increasingly competitive. This is according to Alejandro Piñero, director of the Femtocells World Summit, which will bring together more than 350 industry experts in London from 21-23 June, at what is the only global event of its kind.

Ubiquisys - a developer of femtocells and small cellular base stations - has teamed up with Intel to develop small LTE base stations that will incorporate Intel chips to provide processing power for user applications and services.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:45

Femtocells - definitely a saviour, not a scam

The only scam around femtocells is the ridiculously bad media coverage that suggests that femtocells are a scam, when really they're like a 3G Wi-Fi device for your phone's voice, SMS and MMS capabilities.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Monday, 11 April 2011 15:22

Telstra the femtocellout as Optus says 'yes'

For several years now I have been asking Telstra to bring femtocells to Australia as they eliminate blackspots via existing wired broadband, as Optus put Telstra and David Thodey's claims of putting the customer first to shame by saying 'yes' to an Australian femtocell trial.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Monday, 11 April 2011 12:57

Femtocells: Optus should be giving them away

Arguably mobile customers buying femtocells are paying good money to compensate for the shortcomings in the mobile network: and the benefits for the operator go much further.

Published in Cornered!

Ubiquisys - a developer of femtocells - has gone one step further with the attocell: a cellular base station designed for the iPhone that you can plug into your Internet-connected laptop anywhere in the world and connect your cellphone direct to your home operator's network.

Published in Networking

Telstra and VHA are to scrap the arrangement under which they share 2100MHz mobile spectrum and radio base stations, put in place in 2004 shortly after Hutchison launched Australia's first 3G network.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 16:45

LTE should come from femtocells, Forum says

The Femto Forum is pushing for femtocells - small cellular base-stations located in a user's home and backhauled over the user's fixed broadband connection - to play a key roll in the deliver of LTE, and WiMAX services.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 24 August 2009 00:11

Forecast flood of femtocells

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, femtocell shipments will grow from 0.2 million units in 2009 at a compound annual growth rate of 127 percent to 12 million units worldwide in 2014 and by 2014 there will be almost six femtocells per macro base station.

Published in Strategy
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