femtocells

  • Cisco Is Buying Ubiquisys For $310M For A Big Move Into Mobile Coverage With Femtocells And Small Cells

    Cisco Is Buying Ubiquisys For $310M For A Big Move Into Mobile Coverage With Femtocells And Small Cells

    Cisco has just announced that it is buying UK-based Ubiquisys for $310 million to beef up its business in femtocells and small cells, technologies that help improve connectivity on mobile data networks indoors and short-range outdoor spaces. The deal is one of the biggest exits in European tech in the last several years. Read More

  • Small Is Beautiful: NTT Docomo Chips In To $19M Round In Femtocell Maker Ubiquisys

    Small Is Beautiful: NTT Docomo Chips In To $19M Round In Femtocell Maker Ubiquisys

    The boom in smartphone and tablet use is having a knock-on effect for companies that build technology to support those devices. One case in point is UK-based Ubiquisys, makers of femtocell equipment that lets carriers improve indoor cellular coverage by offloading traffic to broadband internet connections, which today announced that it has raised another $19 million in funding, bringing the total… Read More

  • Airvana and Alcatel-Lucent combine femtocells with IMS

    Airvana and Alcatel-Lucent combine femtocells with IMS

    Airvana and Alcatel-Lucent announced plans to jointly develop a CDMA/EV-DO femtocell platform that incorporates an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The two said that: “this initiative will ensure that CDMA/EV-DO network operators are able to make use of femtocells to improve the in-building wireless experience for their subscribers, while ensuring that these new network elements work… Read More

  • Airvana and Alcatel-Lucent combine femtocells with IMS

    Airvana and Alcatel-Lucent combine femtocells with IMS

    Airvana and Alcatel-Lucent announced plans to jointly develop a CDMA/EV-DO femtocell platform that incorporates an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The two said that: “this initiative will ensure that CDMA/EV-DO network operators are able to make use of femtocells to improve the in-building wireless experience for their subscribers, while ensuring that these new network elements work… Read More

  • NYT: How to amplify your weak, anemic cell signal

    NYT: How to amplify your weak, anemic cell signal

    If you’re one of those people who insists on living in the “suburbs” or “not in the heart of major metropolitan areas” like my “parents”, then you might get shitty cellphone reception. It happens to many, it could happen to you. Our own Papa Biggs has a pretty good story in today’s New York Times about ways you can improve your reception at home or… Read More

  • AT&T planning $100 femtocells

    AT&T planning $100 femtocells

    AT&T has ordered $500 million worth of femtocells from ip.access Ltd., a UK femtocell maker. The cells will sell for about $100 and may follow in T-Mo and Sprint’s footsteps by offering unlimited in-range calling when using the cells. There is no official word on pricing or service offerings from AT&T and the femtocell manufacturer ain’t talking, either. Read More

  • Verizon femtocells AKA Wi-Fi routers coming to a house near you

    Verizon femtocells AKA Wi-Fi routers coming to a house near you

    Verizon is planning to roll out personal femtocells to users this year, following T-Mobile Wi-Fi UMA and Sprint’s femotcell efforts to offer good reception in areas where it, to put it bluntly, sucks. While I’ve discussed this concept before with some rancor, it’s great for folks in dead zones and, interestingly, great for the carriers. After all, these are basically Wi-Fi cell… Read More

  • AT&T Researching Femtocell Suppliers, Completely Ignoring Burgeoning Atto- and Yoctocell Market

    AT&T Researching Femtocell Suppliers, Completely Ignoring Burgeoning Atto- and Yoctocell Market

    Femtocells are mini cellphone repeaters that are supposed to improve cell reception in homes and businesses. Like T-Mobile’s Hotspot@Home, femtocells allow smaller devices to most of the heavy lifting for carriers, reducing strain on an already over-worked cellular infrastructure. It seems AT&T is looking at building a femtocell network by supplying consumers with the cells in their… Read More