Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Femtocells To Boost Your Phone Signal

femtocells to boost phone signalAT&T is set to trial run the use of femtocells in their network very soon. Their testing follows the one that was carried out by Sprint earlier. Femtocells are basically in-home cell phone boosters. You can think of it as a mini cell tower on your phone to boost the signal.

In telecommunications, a femtocell—originally known as an Access Point Base Station—is a small cellular base station, typically designed for use in residential or small business environments. It connects to the service provider’s network via broadband (such as DSL or cable); current designs typically support 2 to 5 mobile phones in a residential setting. A femtocell allows service providers to extend service coverage indoors, especially where access would otherwise be limited or unavailable. The femtocell incorporates the functionality of a typical base station but extends it to allow a simpler, self contained deployment; an example is a UMTS femtocell containing a Node B, RNC and GSN with Ethernet for backhaul. Although much attention is focussed on UMTS, the concept is applicable to all standards, including GSM, CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA and WiMAX solutions.


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