Small cells everywhere
Femtocells have shown themselves to be the best option for operators who need to get 3G coverage and capacity inside homes, shops and small offices.
The principle is sound: get a low-powered Access Point into the home and use the customer’s broadband for the backhaul. But in practice, developing a carrier-class femtocell solution takes years of experience.
ip.access is a world leader in femtocells. Our Oyster 3G femtocell technology is used (as part of a Cisco solution) in one of the world’s biggest femtocell deployment – the AT&T 3G MicroCell in the US – and is behind nano3G, our own end-to-end solution for business customers and public access.
Nobody understands the challenges of in-building coverage and femtocell deployment better than ip.access.
The only turnkey femtocell/picocell solution that can start quickly and cost-effectively for a few hundred Access Points, as well as scaling up for residential deployments. It deploys quickly, integrates easily and costs much less to get going.
OEMs and systems integrators (like Cisco) use Oyster3G technology to build out large-scale femtocell infrastructures scaling to millions of Access Points. Our experts make it all work.
The Advanced Femtocell Concept, or AFC, is a fully functional residential femtocell design with a number of innovative features.
Like other femtocells, the AFC can be plugged directly into a broadband router to provide a high quality 3G signal in the home or office.
But what if the router isn’t in the best location? What if you want to un-tether the femtocell and put it closer to the place where people are actually using their mobile phones? Unlike other femtocells, the AFC can be installed anywhere in the home using its convenient docking station, which provides wireless connectivity to the home network and the Internet via Wi-Fi.
The docking station and its wireless connectivity make it easier to install the femtocell in the optimal location to provide coverage within the home or office.
The AFC is a bit like a concept car. You don’t expect to see them appear in the showroom as real products, but innovative ideas from the concept design are worked into future products.