A 3G femtocell is a portable wireless access device that connects 3G mobile handsets directly to a standard broadband DSL or cable service to provide mobile voice and data coverage in the home and office environment.
According to Huawei, its femtocell system enables end-users to access high-speed wireless data services indoors such as streaming video, IPTV, video conferencing and mobile broadband. Femtocells are also important for operators to implement a full-service operation strategy in this new era of network convergence.
Wan Biao, executive deputy president of wireless product line at Huawei, said: StarHub’ s launch of ‘ Home Zone’ , the world’ s first commercially-available 3G femtocell service, is a significant milestone for the commercial development of the femtocell industry. As the earliest member of Femto Forum, Huawei has been committed to femtocell R&D since 2005 and our focus now is to play an active role in the commercial deployment of this important technology worldwide in partnership with the industry. We are proud to have already played a key role in developing the world’s first commercial 3G femtocell network.
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