Duo work on UMA-enabled femtocell reference design - Embedded.com

Duo work on UMA-enabled femtocell reference design

LONDON — Kineto Wireless Inc., and PicoChip are working togther to develop a UMA-enabled Femtocell reference design.

This is based on picoChip’s (Bath, England) single-chip solutions and Kineto’s (Milpitas, CA) UMA client software and designed to enable 3G femtocells to overcome network integration barriers to accelerate mass market adoption.

Femtocells are low-cost cellular access points for mobile operators lookingto provide enhanced, in-building 3G coverage within homes and smallbusinesses. Recent analysis from ABI Research estimates that by 2011 therewill be 102 million users of Femtocell products on 32 million access pointsworldwide.

The 3GPP UMA standard was developed to enable millions of dual-modecellular/Wi-Fi handsets to integrate seamlessly and with minimal impact withthe mobile operator’s existing core network infrastructure.

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