NEC and Ubiquisys to Collaborate in Femtocell Solutions
7th February 2007
LONDON, SWINDON, U.K., —Feb. 7, 2007 – NEC Corporation, a leading provider of 3G infrastructure and handsets, internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions and Ubiquisys Ltd., the developer of residential 3G access points (femtocells), today announced a strategic collaboration to deliver femtocell solutions worldwide.
NEC will offer the Ubiquisys ZoneGate femtocell as part of its 3G Home Gateway Solutions portfolio.
The Ubiquisys femtocell is a small ‘zero-touch’ plug-and-play 3G access point that uses a mobile subscriber’s xDSL connection to transport voice and data calls to the 3G core network using a range of standards based interfaces.
The partnership solution enables mobile operators to drive fixed-mobile convergence services, increase their 3G coverage in homes, and improve customer loyalty by taking control of the gateway of the networked home, allowing further bundling of premium services.
“NEC’s 3G offering is about providing best of breed technology that will help drive new revenue streams for our customers,” said Tadatoshi Fujiwara, General Manager of Mobile Network Solutions Division, NEC. “The Ubiquisys femtocell access point cuts the cost of 3G deployment and call provision, and enables operators to offer aggressive, home-zone packages which drive fixed-mobile substitution and reduce churn, helping to lock-in users and even entire families. We look forward to working with Ubiquisys to help operators deliver the advantages of this exciting new technology to millions of users worldwide.”
“The adoption of mass-market femtocell technology by an established and leading 3G infrastructure vendor such as NEC reflects the growing significance of a reliable 3G home coverage to mobile operators,” said Chris Gilbert, CEO of Ubiquisys. “NEC has selected our standards-based solution because it recognises the reliability, flexibility and scale economies implied by such an approach. We’re delighted to be working with NEC to help its customers improve user experience and drive the uptake of value-added services.”
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) is one of the world's leading providers of internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide.
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About Ubiquisys Ltd
Ubiquisys is a privately owned communications company formed in 2004 to bring the ground breaking ZoneGate femtocell technology to market. The ZoneGate access point is a small plug-and-play device that simply and seamlessly connects to a user's broadband gateway or becomes an integrated module as part of a comprehensive residential gateway device. The system is network connectivity agnostic, supporting multiple interfaces to the operator’s core network. The ZoneGate access point is remotely managed and updated using standard TR-069 management systems. ZoneGate enables mobile operators to extend 3G coverage in an extremely targeted way, reduce deployment costs, generate new revenue streams and speed up fixed-mobile substitution. For more information, visit www.ubiquisys.com
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