Femto Forum Gets New Members

The Femto Forum has extended its membership to include major operators and equipment vendors

November 6, 2007

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LONDON -- The Femto Forum, the independent industryassociation that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, has extended itsmembership to include major operators and equipment vendors which arealready actively participating in the Forum's working groups. Amongst thenew members Alcatel-Lucent, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks and Telefónica O2have been elected to the board.

The Femto Forum today announced the following new members: Alcatel-Lucent,Aricent, Azaire Networks, Bharti Airtel, Bouygues Telecom, CarphoneWarehouse Networks, Celcom, Continuous Computing, General CommunicationInc, Kineto Wireless, Mapesbury Communications, Mavenir Systems, MobileOne,Motorola, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Orascom Telecom, PCCW Mobile HKLimited, Pirelli Broadband Solutions, Rakon, Rogers Wireless, Reef Point,Sagem Communications, SerComm, Sonus Networks, Starent Networks, TelefónicaO2, Thomson, Unwired Australia, UTStarcom and ZTE Corporation. These membersjoin the seven original founding members: Airvana, ip.access, NETGEAR,picoChip, RadioFrame, Tatara and Ubiquisys.

"Since the launch of the Femto Forum on July 2nd this year, the developmentof the femtocell industry has continued its unrelenting pace - recentlyseeing the first commercial deployment. The simple proposition of lowercosts, for both operators and consumers, combined with improved coverage andservices is proving to be compelling," said Simon Saunders, Chairman of theFemto Forum. "The Forum's work is now in full flow, with the majorfemtocell vendors and component providers actively working with operators toensure that their products interoperate and meet the necessary demands toensure successful widespread deployments."

Femto Forum Ltd.

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