F&S Report on Femtos

Frost & Sullivan: Faced with various challenges, the European market for femtocells is not quite there yet!

January 22, 2008

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LONDON -- Femtocells are low-power radio systems that plug into a residential broadband connection and enable mobile subscribers to use their existing mobile cellular handsets to access both data and voice services. This is one of the key differentiators for femtocells, because with existing fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) services, users require a dual-mode cellular/wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) handset to avail services at lower costs inside buildings.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.wireless.frost.com), European Femtocells Market – A Strategic Analysis, estimates that there will be 21.392 million femtocell subscribers with 10.696 million femtocells deployed across Western Europe in 2010, and this will reach 39.403 million femtocell subscribers with 15.761 million femtocells deployments by 2011.

If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides manufacturers, end users, and other industry participants with an overview of the investment analysis and growth opportunities in the European Femtocells Market, then send an e-mail to Joanna Lewandowska, Corporate Communications, at [email protected], with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address. Upon receipt of the above information, an overview will be sent to you by e-mail.

“Unlike 2G, 3G is deployed further down the frequency band and hence the wavelength of the signal reduces, providing smaller coverage; carriers, therefore, need to deploy more base stations to meet coverage and capacity requirements, resulting in higher capital and operational expenditure (CAPEX and OPEX),” notes Frost & Sullivan Programme Manager Luke Thomas.“Accordingly, carriers are evaluating femtocells as a solution to reduce the cost factor and enhance indoor quality of service (QoS) for 3G technology.”

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