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    1. Major operators scale up small cell deployments and set sights on rural, enterprise and LTE

      Major operators scale up small cell deployments and set sights on rural, enterprise and LTE
      Numerous operators announce deployments of hundreds of thousands of 3G small cells London, UK – Informa Telecoms & Media today issued its latest femtocell market status report which highlights that operators’ 3G small cell deployments are achieving volume and extending into new markets beyond the home. It also registers the growing number of operators committing to LTE small cell deployments which are expected to form a key market trend in 2012. There are currently 37 commercial deployments with regional US operator, Mosaic Telecom, being the latest to deploy femtocells. Telecom Italia announced its plans to launch before t...
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    2. 3GPP2 and Femto Forum Announce Publication of a Best Practice Guide for cdma2000 Femtocell Deployments

      3GPP2 and Femto Forum Announce Publication of a Best Practice Guide for cdma2000 Femtocell Deployments
      Deployment guide aims to help the hundreds of cdma2000 operators understand how they can successfully deploy femtocell services  Arlington, VA –November 14, 2011 – 3GPP2, the organization responsible for the development of specifications which are the basis for the cdma2000®1 family of standards, and the Femto Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, today announce the publication of an operator guide for cdma2000 femtocell and small cell deployments. It provides an overview of cdma2000 standardized architecture and interfaces, as well as deployment best practices. These in...
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    3. Free Femtocell Offers Driven by Competitive Markets

      Free Femtocell Offers Driven by Competitive Markets
      Devices offered for free in growing number of markets with competitive service offerings including the US, France, Japan and Russia. 4G World, Chicago – Informa Telecoms & Media today issued its latest femtocell market status report which highlights the growing number of competitive femtocell deployments globally and the associated rise in free femtocell offers. Femtocell services are currently available in 23 countries around the world, 43% of which have multiple operators offering the technology. This growth in markets with multiple femtocell offerings was also found to be driving free femtocell offers from operators. The majority of countries...
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    4. Femto Forum Announces Winners of the Femtocell Industry Awards 2011

      Femto Forum Announces Winners of the Femtocell Industry Awards 2011
      London, UK – 23rd June 2011 – The Femto Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, today announced the winners of the Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Awards 2011. The awards recognize outstanding achievement within, and contributions to, the femtocell industry. The awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Femtocells World Summit in London last night.The winners are: 1. Individual contribution to Femto Forum activities (judged by Femto Forum group chairs) - Award Winner: Tom Lismer, Consultant“Tom has laboured tirelessly in...
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    5. 3G femtocells now outnumber conventional 3G basestations globally

      3G femtocells now outnumber conventional 3G basestations globally
      Operator deployments grow 60% in last quarter to 31 including eight of the top 10 global mobile operator groups  Femtocell World Summit, London – June 21st, 2011 – Informa Telecoms & Media today issued its latest femtocell market status report which revealed that there are now in excess of 2.3 million 3G femtocells globally compared to 1.6 million 3G macrocells, highlighting the growing popularity of the technology. There are now 31 commercial femtocell services worldwide which represents over 60% growth in deployments in the past quarter alone. This market growth is reflected in the fact that eight of the top 10 ...
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    6. Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Awards 2011 Shortlists Announced

      Winners to be announced at Femtocells World Summit in London on 22 June London, UK – 1 June 2011 – The Femto Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, today announced the shortlists for the Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Awards 2011. The awards recognise outstanding achievement within, and contributions to, the femtocell industry. The winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner on 22 June 2011 at Femtocells World Summit in London. The awards were open to the whole industry and are judged independently of the Femto Foru...
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    7. Femto Forum Outlines LTE Femtocell Architecture Options as Operator Interest in the Technology Grows

      Femtocells improve the LTE business case while also providing the best possible user experienceLondon, UK - The Femto Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, has published an operator friendly guide to the LTE femtocell architecture options in the 3GPP standard. The guide concludes that operators’ choices will be driven by their existing infrastructure, how quickly they want to roll out femtocells and how widely they plan to deploy them. Femtocells are important for LTE networks as they improve the operator business case, while also providing the best possible user e...
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