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Nokia Announces Femto Cell Solution

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Jul 3, 2007, 8:53 AM   by (staff)

Nokia Siemens Networks is set to begin trialling a 3G femto cell product in early 2008. Called 3G Femto Home Access, the miniature base station (resembling a Wi-Fi router) will enhance WCDMA coverage in consumers' homes. As with other femto cell products, 3G Femto Home Access connects to wireless network operators' backhaul networks via a broadband internet connection. It also uses a new gateway to allow multiple carriers to offer the 3G Femto Home Access solution without making changes to their existing core networks. Nokia Siemens hopes to release the product by the third quarter of 2008.

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Jul 3, 2007, 9:28 AM


If I buy one of these Femto (Fembot?) Cells, Do I get I kickback on my broadband bill? If I get decent WCDMA recepton inside my home, what incentive do I have to buy one of these? They don't explicitly state it, but I get the impression that this thing is open to the public.
Yeah, I agree, if your satisfied with the strenth of the signal your recieving in your home, then what's the point. I agree.
Very few details were shared by Nokia about this specific product. Other femto cell products that have been announced are tied to specific cell phone accounts (see Sprint/Samsung UbiCell) and can NOT be shared with the general public. They provide enh...
If you want to make money on this, start charging your neighbors to use your femto cell.

Jul 3, 2007, 7:37 PM

Is this similar to UMA?

I can imagine it as a mini cell tower in my house but does that mean i can put it anywhere? Even out of coverage or out of country?
If I'm not mistaken, Femto Cell systems operate on the actual licensed frequencies, so they would have to have a GPS or something to prevent it from being used where the company doesn't hold the spectrum (whether native coverage is there or not should...

Jul 3, 2007, 2:39 PM

3G in the boonies

this is probably the only way to get 3G in the stix, at least for the near future.
Sure 3g in your house. Since it is hooked to your broadband connection (if you have it in the sticks) Just use your computer.
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