AT&T Says Femtocells Will Launch This Year
According to statements made by AT&T's executive director for radio access network delivery, Gordon Mansfield, the company is preparing to femotcells that will be available to consumers within a few weeks. Mansfield said, "we will expand [the current trials] into a marketing trial of the AT&T-branded 3G Microcell, which will be open to customers through our AT&T stores…in a handful of cities. We're on track for a full national launch by the end of 2009." Femtocells are small base stations that look similar to Wi-Fi routers and provide enhanced cellular network coverage in places such as homes or offices.
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What Cities are being tested?
There are no trials being run outside of that, except maybe at the Alpharetta headquarters, in the labs.
There's been more than a little interest in them. An escalations manager I know has taken more than a few minutes o...
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