First, there's the plain old femtocell, which is fine. But then, there's the super femtocell, enterprise femtocell, metro femtocell, and even picocell or enterprise picocell. I'm confused. So, is a super femtocell really just an enterprise femtocell? And when does an enterprise femtocell become a picocell? And if femtocells are one day deployed outside on the sides of buildings or on lampposts, are they really then very small macro base stations?
I'm probably the only one pondering this state of affairs, but I expect see femtos of all shapes and sizes at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week... whatever they're called. (See MWC 2009 Preview, ip.access Unveils 3G Pico, and SFR Deploys Picos.)
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung