Femtocell is not a technology many of us talk about neither do we hear about it often; however, the solution is slowly gaining popularity among the masses as an alternative to other in-home wireless technologies. In 2013 the global femtocell market was worth approximately US $304.8 Million; by 2020, this amount is expected to reach US $ 3.7 Billion, according to Allied Market Research.
Control4 has made some enhancements to its 4Sight service to include added services for the connected home. The new Control4 Anywhere Access enables homeowners to securely access, manage and control their home remotely. The upgraded 4Sight Service now sends out configured alerts to inform you about your home, giving you the peace of that your home is being monitored.
Entrepreneurs and house hunters can now check the quality of broadband speed in a prospective area they are planning to move to. The British telecom regulator Ofcom has produced an interactive map that gives an estimate of what speed you can expect from the different administrative regions. They have have also published an infrastructure report highlighting the current state of the UK telecom infrastructure (fixed broadband and wireless 2G/3G) and how it is being used.
Britain has kicked off its 4G trial for mobile broadband. The county of Cornwall was selected by BT and Everything Everywhere two of the country’s leading telecom providers. The technology which promises to offer better wireless broadband speed for those in rural areas where wired is not feasible. The telegraph said Around 200 households in St. Newlyn East and South Newquay are selected to participate in the trial.
SmartSynch has collaborated with Qualcomm to develop a new 3G communication platform for Smart Meters. The new SmartSynch and Qualcomm platform is the world’s first integrated over-the-air application portfolio for the smar grid. Adapted for its IP-based framework the Qualcomm’s Brew MP platform will help SmartSynch to provide a more flexible and robust wireless infrastructure for Utilities and their customers.
In a move to strengthen its local presence and support for Indian mobile operators, NEC Corporation announced that it will be collaborating with Aricent as a service partner to support the deployment of its market-leading 3G Femtocell solution for operators in India.
A technology collaboration between Ericsson and Netgear has created a new 3G mobile broadband router, the MBRN3300. The new MBRN3300 3G wireless router with internal 3G radio, is a combination of Netgear’s wireless, routing, firewalls and IP network technology and Ericsson’s expertise in 3G mobile networks. The MBRN3300 is available now and will be demonstrated at this month’s GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of network intelligence and communications test solutions, announced its femtocell monitoring solution based upon the industry-leading GeoProbe network monitoring platform.