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Femtocell Use Growing

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Mar 23, 2007, 8:18 AM   by (staff)

Several companies have recently announced femtocell products, highlighting the growing need for these mini base stations in the home environment where cell signals do not reach. Similar in theory to Wi-Fi hotspots, femtocell products, such as 2Wire's HomePortal BaseStation, plug into existing cable or DSL Internet connections, automatically configure themselves to connect to a carrier's backhaul network, and provide cellular voice and data coverage for the home. The two main vendors in this space so far are 2Wire and AirWalk Communications, and both provide GSM-based and CDMA-based products that include HSPA and EV-DO 3G data capabilities. Enhancing in-home cellular coverage can allow consumers who have typically had poor signal propagation in their homes to drop their landline phones altogether in favor of their cells.

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Mar 23, 2007, 9:01 AM

I could really use one of these!! Where do ya get em???

Where do you buy these products? I can find anything for sale? I get terrible reception in my condo, but verizon is great everywhere else for me, this could really be the solution I am looking for. If anybody has any info or links let me know.

Check out the "more" and "full story" links. You can contact 2Wire and AirWalk directly via their web sites.
I believe it's something your carrier needs to make available. When it says "automatically configure themselves to connect to a carrier's backhaul network", that assumes that the carrier has set up infrastructure on their network specifically to inter...
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