Ubiquisys Intros Portable Personal Base Station
Ubiquisys has unveiled a new product called the attocell, a femtocell product that is portable and can provide localized cellular service to international travelers. The attocell works by plugging into a laptop, and it requires an internet connection. Travelers can then use the attocell to make phone calls from their cell phone. Ubiquisys is still negotiating with wireless network operators to make the service fully functional. Local regulations may also play a role in determining how the attocell is used. The goal of the attocell is to help improve indoor coverage and to also help international travelers reduce roaming fees when abroad.