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Femtocell is definitely one of the revolutionary technologies to address cellular network issues in people's homes and small enterprises. Femtocell is a technology that perfectly addresses your concern over network coverage, clarity of voice and finally speeds.

In the past few years mobile technology, particularly in the field of wireless network and signals have seen number of maneuvers, but few actually succeeded to come up with a technology that addresses the repetitive cry concerning signal. Femtocell is definitely one of the revolutionary technologies to address cellular network issues in people's homes and small enterprises. As per technical definition to put it shortly, Femtocell is a small cellular base station that is particularly designed for personal use or for small business establishments. Femtocell is a technology that perfectly addresses your concern over network coverage, clarity of voice and finally speeds. Let us have a broader look into the technology of Femtocell by providing the technical definition and description, compatibility issues and benefits.

Definition

Femtocell is a small cellular base station that being located in a premise connects to the service provider's network via broadband and results in enhanced as well as better coverage, clarity of voice and speedier data sharing. Basically this a technology that let the service provider provide a better coverage with their network.

How Femtocell works?

In a typically home setting Femtocell serves 4 to 6 mobile phones to enjoy better coverage and bandwidth, while in business setting it may cater up to 10 to 20 mobile phones. Femtocell services and applications are available for all different mobile platforms like GSM, CDMA, LTE, WIMAX, WCDMA and others. Femtocell is typically a devise that looks more like a residential gateway devise or smaller than that and it needs to be connected with the broadband line, though many mobile operators are coming up with inbuilt Femtocell technology.

User's Benefits

For a technology to ultimately be marketed and successful user's benefits are the most primary determinant factors and though the Femtocell technology is relatively new it has already made sufficient impression in the market that was traditionally meant for fixed mobile convergence. With Femtocell at home or business premises you no longer need to be worried of losing the signal in the remote corner of the house or in the old landing of the house. Here are some of the distinct advantages from user's point of view.

  1. You are supposed to enjoy full signal in places where previously you used to lose your connection completely.
  2. Higher speed of data and bandwidth with increased mobile data capacity.
  3. Some companies even offer advanced technology like virtual landline service using your existing fixed phone.
  4. For enterprise users to have one phone is sufficient rather than switching to indoor office phones at times.

Service Provider's Benefits

While Femtocell is great for end user of telephony for more than one reasons it is equally great as a business enhancing opportunity for mobile service providers as with enhancing voice clarity, data transmission and remote area coverage it would end up translating into more uses and user volume meaning more business.

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Posted on: June 3, 2013

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