Huawei Launches New Femtocell Device

  • Posted on: 2 July 2009
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Huawei FemtocellHuawei Technologies, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, recently launched a new end-user oriented Femtocell device at the Femtocell World Summit in London, United Kingdom.

Dubbed "Femtocell 2.0", the portable wireless access device allows users to connect directly to a standard broadband DSL or cable service and delivers in-door 3G network coverage for handsets. It enhances delivery of mobile voice and data services in both enterprise and home environments, and sets new benchmarks in terms of quality, reliability, intuitive use, and appealing design.

"Having a robust yet versatile Femtocell device that is able to gain wide market acceptance is a key challenge faced by all operators. Huawei' s Femtocell solution and devices are now ready to support mass market adoption," said Mr. Jiang Wangcheng, President of UMTS, Huawei Wireless. "We are committed to working with operators worldwide to further drive the uptake of mobile broadband by offering a compelling value proposition to end users."

The innovative Femtocell 2.0, which received Germany' s prestigious iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award in 2009, is engineered to allow operators to address both household and enterprise markets simultaneously. The device supports applications for streaming video, IPTV, video conferencing and mobile broadband and it is a critical component for operators to implement a full-service operation.

Huawei has established more than 20 pre-commercial and trial femtocell networks with global top-tier telecom operators. In December 2008, Huawei developed the world's first commercial 3G femtocell network for StarHub in Singapore.  See Huawei for information