Verizon's Secret Weapon

Ivan Seidenberg likes femtocells

Michelle Donegan

January 27, 2009

1 Min Read
Verizon's Secret Weapon

1:50 PM -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg is all excited about femtocells. (See Verizon Intros Femtocell.)

He said the little home base stations are the "secret weapon of the century," on the company's fourth-quarter results Webcast today.

It's no secret. Those little base stations will save him a bundle on opex and capex. Instead of shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars on new macro base station sites to improve cellular coverage, Seidenberg can get his customers to stump up $250 for a femtocell to boost coverage in their homes themselves.

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Michelle Donegan

Michelle Donegan is an independent technology writer who has covered the communications industry for the last 20 years on both sides of the Pond. Her career began in Chicago in 1993 when Telephony magazine launched an international title, aptly named Global Telephony. Since then, she has upped sticks (as they say) to the UK and has written for various publications including Communications Week International, Total Telecom and, most recently, Light Reading.  

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