Colt, NEC Trial Femto-as-a-Service
LONDON -- Colt Technology Services in partnership with NEC, today announced that it is conducting the first ever live trials of Small Cells using Femto-as-a-Service (FaaS) with a leading, large-scale European mobile operator, using a multi-operator Small Cell (Femto) Gateway. The FaaS offer from Colt breaks down the investment barrier for mobile operators to start their own Small Cell service as it eliminates the need for mobile operators to have a dedicated Femto Gateway in the operator core. In addition, Colt’s Opex-based FaaS subscription model provides increased financial planning flexibility for mobile operators by eliminating the upfront capital investment requirements and freeing up their internal resources to focus on customer care, especially when competing priorities put pressure on Capex and resources.
Bringing together NEC’s gateway and Colt’s hosting and connectivity, the FaaS solution allows any European mobile operator to launch Small Cells in their networks more quickly, allowing them to offload data traffic and improve the overall capacity of their macro network. In addition, mobile operators can provide the associated benefits of higher voice quality, better data download rates and improved mobile phone battery performance onto their customers.
Colt Technology Services Group Ltd (London: COLT)