Saturday, November 01, 2008

Femtocells Offer Improved Reception—and Revenues - BusinessWeek

Interesting times for vendors such as RadioFrame 

Wireless companies will begin marketing femtocells (pronounced FEM-toe-sell), which are essentially mini-cell-phone towers for your home. The carriers will ask consumers to pay about $100 for a device slightly smaller than a toaster. The tiny tower will connect with up to five cell phones in the home and carry calls through a broadband Net connection to the telephone network. Subscribers will likely pay ongoing monthly fees for the "enhanced service" as well. All this to improve the cell-phone service they're already paying for.

Femtocells Offer Improved Reception—and Revenues - BusinessWeek

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