Ubiquisys and Nokia Siemens Networks Offer Standards-Compliant 3G Femtocell Solution
9th November 2010
Swindon, UK - Ubiquisys, the leader in 3G femtocells, today announced a new standards-compliant WCDMA femtocell solution with Nokia Siemens Networks. The solution features standardized Iuh and TR-196 interfaces between Ubiquisys Femtocell Access Points and Nokia Siemens Networks Femto Gateways and Femto Management Systems. By end of Q4 the solution will have been tested by several mobile operators and becomes generally available in Q1 2011.
Standardized interfaces make femtocells independent of the network systems they connect to, making them more like mobile phones. This enables mobile operators to offer their customers a range of femtocell devices with specific capabilities, from a variety of vendors.
Ubiquisys femtocells offer several market-leading capabilities:
- Proven solution for shared spectrum interference
The industry’s only continuously adaptive Radio Resource Management (RRM) system.
- Designed to order
Operators can specify the design for standalone, integrated or snap-on residential femtocell, based on deployment-proven G3-mini hardware (8 calls, 14.4Mbps HSPA).
- Environmental footprint
Lowest energy consumption – from just a few Watts for residential models.
- Enterprise Mobility
Femtocells that communicate over a LAN to form and maintain a Self-Organising Network (SON) with automatic handovers and load-balancing.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ 3G Femto offering provides simplicity on the network side along with options for the CPE. A highly integrated and compact, yet scalable Femto Gateway integrates femtocells into the core network over a standard Iu interface over IP or ATM transport protocol without changes to the core network elements being needed. Nokia Siemens Networks’ 3G Femto offering complies with 3GPP standard Iuh and TR-069 interfaces, and with the TR-196 data model.
“Together we’re responding to operator demand for a sophisticated yet standardized femtocell solution, one that can deal with shared spectrum deployment and that provides complete flexibility in small cell deployments,” said Chris Gilbert, CEO of Ubiquisys.
“Based on a relationship that dates from 2008, both companies have worked intensively to create this formidable solution. It is a big step forward in our way towards building a mature femtocell mass market” said Timo Hyppölä, head of 3G Femto product management, Nokia Siemens Networks.
Ubiquisys is ranked the #1 femtocell vendor by ABI Research Inc, with mass-market commercial deployments including SFR in France and SoftBank Mobile in Japan. The Ubiquisys difference is intelligence: femtocells that continuously listen to their surroundings, making invisible decisions about configuration, application triggers and media interaction. This has led to a unique range of residential femtocells, self-organising femto networks for enterprise, plus rural and metro outdoor femtocells. Its Femto-Engine software system creates a complete ready-to-deploy 3G femtocell, providing encapsulated deployment expertise off-the-shelf. Ubiquisys Hardware Blueprints enable manufacturers to rapidly produce low-cost femtocell devices customised to Mobile Operator specifications Ubiquisys investors include Accel Partners, Advent Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, 5 Continents Consulting Group (5CCG), SerComm Corporation, UMC Capital Corporation and Pacific Venture Partners, T-Mobile Venture Fund and Yasuda Enterprise Development Co. (www.ubiquisys.com)