Can femtocells live up to the hype?

Reed, Brad
January 2008
Network World;1/14/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p14
Trade Publication
The article discusses the problems discovered on femtocells, a small cellular base station that can connect to the service provider's network via broadband connections. It is mentioned that one problem that could keep femtocells out homes and offices is price. According to Gartner analyst Akshay Sharma, even though these devices are in trial stages, many vendors say they are likely to charge about $200 per unit. Furthermore, it notes that another challenge for femtocell deployment is the fact that no one has yet developed a single architecture that the industry can use as its standard.


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