Thursday, 27 July 2017

Femtocells: Hype or hope?

By Othmar Kyas, Tektronix
Monday 15 September 08

Coming holiday season could be key for femtocells providers; issues including standardisation and cost of hardware still to be resolved.

After losing billions of dollars in the deployment of 3G, owing to an overly complex technology utilising overpriced frequency spectrums, the mobile industry is placing its bets on femtocells. And the technology has a lot to offer: From an end-user perspective, femtocells improve service and reduce cost. By simply exchanging the DLS modem with a femtocell access point, one can use 3G voice and data services at fixed line rates within the range of this 'private' 3G base station. All that is left is to dispose of the fixed line phone, which has finally lost its reason for existence. What sounds intriguing for residential customers is equally attractive for businesses…

After losing billions of dollars in the deployment of 3G, owing to an overly complex technology utilising overpriced frequency spectrums, the mobile industry is placing its bets on femtocells. And the technology has a lot to offer: From an end-user perspective, femtocells improve service and reduce cost. By simply exchanging the DLS modem with a femtocell access point, one can use 3G voice and data services at fixed line rates within the range of this 'private' 3G base station. All that is left is to dispose of the fixed line phone, which has finally lost its reason for existence. What sounds intriguing for residential customers is equally attractive for businesses…

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