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Nextivity CEO Talks Magic Behind Uncarrier 7.0

September 24, 2014 9:21 am | Articles | Comments

“There’s never been a tool like this for carriers to solve buyer’s remorse for the customer who signs up for a big postpaid plan and then gets home and realizes they don’t have coverage in their living room,” Sievers said. “Now there’s Cel-Fi and better than 95 percent of the time it will solve your problem.” 

Small Cells in Spotlight at PCIA

May 18, 2014 9:38 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mudry isn't the only one observing the trend. Recent research from ABI Research indicates a...

Sprint, Qualcomm Test Small Cell Network at NASCAR Track

March 5, 2014 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint and Qualcomm over the weekend tested demonstrated the second phase of an over-the-air...

MWC: Verizon Taps Samsung Femtocells to Improve In-Building LTE

February 26, 2014 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon plans to deploy Samsung's solution later this year as "part of a seamless LTE experience...

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Ericsson Spotlights Tokyo as Model for Smart Cities

November 4, 2013 2:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Japan has emerged as one of the world leaders in mobile broadband deployments. Home to 35 million people, Tokyo is one of the largest, most sophisticated and connected cities on the planet. It is Tokyo's density, as well as its technological savvy that made it the perfect site for Ericsson's fifth annual Business Innovation Forum last week.

Why Wireless Millimeter Wave Radios Will Fuel the Coming Microcell Boom

September 9, 2013 3:21 pm | by Wayne Pleasant, Business Development Manager, Renaissance Electronics Corporation | Articles | Comments

With proliferation of micro and picocell base station installations, wireless millimeter wave radios are being used to solve backhaul connectivity challenges. As carriers continue to roll out LTE networks to meet the overwhelming demand for mobile broadband data services...

Femtocells Morph from Coverage to Capacity Devices

September 3, 2013 3:50 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Femtocells haven't exactly followed the course originally set for them. There was a time just a few years ago, when the femtocell was being pitched as a residential coverage extender. Conversations at conference breakout sessions went so far as to envision a portable device that could just as easily be taken to the beach as it could act as the hub for the home...


Researchers Exploit Femtocell Vulnerability

July 15, 2013 11:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Data security firm iSEC Partners says it has successfully hacked a Verizon residential network extender, or femtocell. The company demonstrated the hack in a video posted to Reuters. The hack allows for the interception of phone calls and texts that are transmitted through the femtocell, which acts as a mini cell tower...

LTE-Advanced and Small Cells: Techniques for a Tiered Deployment Approach

April 15, 2013 10:42 am | by Renuka Bhalerao, Radisys | Articles | Comments

It’s no secret; we’ve all become data hogs. As today’s smartphone users consume ever-increasing network resources, mobile operators are rushing to deploy their LTE networks to meet subscriber demand. Given this trend, operators are already planning their LTE-A deployments. Delivering true 4G speeds...

Are HetNets the Answer?

July 31, 2012 11:49 am | by Elliot Drucker | Articles | Comments

Integration of small cells into the “macro” network could be more effective than even Wi-Fi offload in solving the problem of data traffic outstripping increases in available spectrum.

The ABCs of Capacity: Add Sectors, Boost Backhaul and Condense Cells

March 6, 2012 7:09 pm | by Stephen C. King, 3M | Articles | Comments

Mobile device manufacturers are churning out products that can squeeze more and more bits per hertz from the spectrum, and consumers are buying them by the millions, often resulting in overloaded networks and sluggish or interrupted service.

Femto Forum Broadens Focus, Changes Name

February 15, 2012 7:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Femto Forum today announced it will no longer answer to that name but rather to the Small Cell Forum.


Small Cells, Big Coverage: Why DAS Will Win

November 8, 2011 8:55 am | by Jay Maciejewski, Nexius | Articles | Comments

The explosion in wireless data services has been well documented in the last year. Several operators have been lambasted publicly because popular smartphones and data-intensive applications are exposing capacity bottlenecks in large metropolitan markets.

Femto Forum: Femtocells Holding Their Own

November 2, 2011 12:10 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Is the femtocell market is in an outright slump or just going through a more realistic path to adoption?

Small Cell Provider Seeing Bigger Returns

August 16, 2011 8:01 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

From ip.access' perspective, the small cell market is accelerating, driven by enterprise, retail, public hot spots, metro zones and more.

Temperature's Rising: Femtocells Come In From the Cold

October 4, 2010 1:33 pm | by Andy Tiller, ip.access | Articles | Comments

ABI Research and Dell'Oro both recently released reports predicting that the femtocell market will pass 1 million shipments in 2010, and both houses say the market will exceed 60 million deployments by 2014. —So what's triggered the turn around?

Survey: Femtocell Awareness Low

June 22, 2010 8:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Less than 10 percent of U.S. consumers are familiar with femtocells, according to a survey conducted on behalf of The Femto Forum...


Femtocells – The Future of Wireless

May 11, 2010 2:30 pm | by Bill Mayberry and P.J. Louis | Articles | Comments

Since its early deployment, the focus of cellular has been on outdoor coverage, which makes sense when you consider that cellular began as car mounted devices for those few who could afford them. We are now in a world where the vast majority of cellular devices are handheld, they are "smart," and mobile Internet is all the rage.

Femtocell vs. Wi-Fi for Data Offloading & Indoor Coverage

February 24, 2010 12:41 pm | by Shimon Scherzer, WeFi | Articles | Comments

As mobile data services and applications continue to increase and mobile Internet use grows with the rise in smartphone sales, operators are struggling to provide enough bandwidth to meet the demand for both voice and data services.

ABI Drastically Lowers Femto Estimates

November 12, 2009 6:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

ABI Research has slashed its previous estimates on femtocell shipments after sales came in much lower than expected.

Femtos May Fare Better in China, But Skeptics Remain

November 3, 2009 2:13 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

First, China got the iPhone, and then it got femtocells. So far, China's response to the iPhone has been tepid and it's not clear whether femtocells will fare any better.

AT & T Launches Femtocell Solution

September 21, 2009 8:35 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T quietly launched the A&T 3G MicroCell, the first femtocell from the carrier. The unit acts like a mini cellular tower in the home or small business, which allows for better indoor coverage.

Analysts Split on RIM’s Outlook

June 8, 2009 8:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Increased competition can hurt a company by putting pricing pressure on products while forcing the company to boost marketing expenditures.

FirstNews - June 08, 2009

June 8, 2009 8:04 am | News | Comments

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RIM Exec Seeks Hockey Team

May 8, 2009 9:20 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) co-CEO Jim Balsillie is embroiled in a bitter fight over the future of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team.

Expectations on the Rise for RIM

May 6, 2009 9:21 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Research firms Barclays PLC and Avian Research LLC have raised their respective earnings estimates for Research In Motion.

RIM Unveils Enterprise Server, Alliance with HP

May 4, 2009 9:13 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Research In Motion today announced various releases from its eighth annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando, Florida.

NPD: Curve Surpasses iPhone in Q1

May 4, 2009 9:06 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless’ “buy-one-get -one” promotion helped Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Curve move past Apple’s iPhone

Observations from CTIA Wireless 2009

April 8, 2009 2:39 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

A lot of buzz surrounded new products and service initiatives, and for the most part, the mood was pretty optimistic.

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