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June 30, 2011  12:53 PM

Did another opportunity for location-based services just whiz by mobile operators?

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
femtocells, location-based services, next-generation business models, next-generation services, service delivery, small cells, wifi, wireless services

A column in today's Boston Globe highlights a new mobile app and service, Shopkick, which rewards consumers...

April 20, 2011  12:59 PM

Wi-Fi/femtocell mobile network offload now a legit operator move, study shows

Posted by: KateGerwig
femtocells, Infonetics Research, Juniper Research, mobile backhaul, mobile network offload, Wi-Fi

Only a year ago, mobile network offload solautions were pretty much considered the last resort of a wireless operator that couldn't manage its bandwidth. Now using Wi-Fi and...

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August 19, 2010  1:43 PM

Why do CDMA femtocells cost more than WCDMA femtocells?

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
CDMA, femtocells, telecom market

Today's story on the rapidly expanding femtocell market brings up some eye-popping forecasts for the global market -- from 1 million units shipped this year to 62 million by 2014, according to

March 24, 2010  10:11 AM

CTIA keynote roundup: Data traffic is growing — shocking!

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
broadband plan, CTIA, CTIA Wireless 2010, data services, data traffic, FCC, femtocells, mobile broadband, regulation, smartphones, Wi-Fi

This one comes from the in-case-you've-been-hiding-under-a-rock file. Keynotes are supposed to grip the audience, set the agenda for a conference and offer fresh insight into how industry leaders see the market landscape. So much for the fresh part. If you missed the first day of keynotes...

June 12, 2009  1:17 AM

Sprint’s femtocell wholesale move – hoping for wireless for all takers

Posted by: KateGerwig
CDMA, femtocells, fixed mobile convergence (FMC), Sprint, wholesale services, Wi-Fi

For an interesting spin on who sells services to whom, Sprint will begin wholesaling femtocell solutions to wireless resale partners that include mobile virtual network operators (MNVOs),...

February 9, 2009  8:55 PM

Telecom Timeout: Groundhog Day

Posted by: WPeterson
femtocells, Nortel, U.S. digital television conversion, Verizon

Last week's update is a little late, but here it is: [kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] This was originally shot for February 4, 2009.

January 21, 2009  10:04 PM

Reports: Verizon Wireless launching femtocells later this month

Posted by: WPeterson
femtocells, Telecom, Verizon

Reports have begun surfacing that Verizon will launch a femtocell service later this month, with units retailing for roughly between $200 and $250. As


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