Mosaic Telecom Launches Home Cell Product with Ubiquisys AWS Femtocells


17th February 2012

Innovative US Operator Pioneers Solution Based on 3GPP Open Standard

Swindon, UK – Mosaic Telecom, the regional US operator serving rural Wisconsin, is now providing its customers with femtocells based on the 3GPP Release 9 open standard. The Mosaic Home Cell is provided by Ubiquisys, the developer of 3G and LTE small cells, as part of a Nokia Siemens Networks femtocell solution. Mosaic Telecom is the first operator to deploy femtocells in AWS spectrum (UMTS Band IV). After three successive vendors were unable to provide a solution, Ubiquisys stepped-in and delivered.

One of the benefits of an open standards solution is that it enables operators to choose core network gateway and femtocell access points independently. This ‘cutting of the umbilical cord’ is helping the femtocell industry to mature by allowing operators to select a range of femtocell devices from a mix of vendors, and enable new entrants to penetrate the market. 

“After a series of false starts with vendors who promised but could not deliver, we are delighted to be working with Ubiquisys and Nokia Siemens Networks. Our femtocell solution is ideal for customers in rural locations, especially when combined with our LTE backhaul solution. By delivering leading edge technology, we provide the optimum user experience to our customers,” said Rick Vergin, CEO of Mosaic Telecom.

“With Home Cell, Mosaic is delivering tangible customer benefits from a pioneering technology. This deployment provides further evidence of Ubiquisys’ innovative credentials and our track record of successful deployments, whether they are residential, enterprise or public space small cells,” said Chris Gilbert, CEO of Ubiquisys.

Further details of the Mosaic Telecom Home Cell offering can be found at:http://www.mosaictelecom.com/wireless/homecell.html

About Mosaic Telecom
Mosaic Telecom provides telecommunications related products and services, including 3G cellular service to a large portion of north-western Wisconsin.  Mosaic is widely recognized as a leader in the rural telecommunications industry and has been in business for over 50 years.  More information about Mosaic’s services, including high speed internet, 3G cellular, video entertainment and landline phone service can be found at www.mosaictelecom.com 

About Ubiquisys
Ubiquisys is a leader in intelligent 3G and LTE small cells, with products deployed by operators around the world.

The Ubiquisys difference is intelligence: small cells that continuously adapt to their surroundings and dynamically interact with their neighbours. Operators benefit from low operating costs and efficient use of spectrum assets, whilst mobile users experience dependable voice and high speed data services. The Ubiquisys small cell range includes public-access hotspots, self-organising networks for enterprise, and modular residential small cells designed for home device integration.

Working with Intel, Ubiquisys has pioneered the smart cell: part small cell hotspot, part powerful computing platform. This new class of small cell adds cloud and core networking capabilities at the edge of the network, bringing new services closer to mobile users.

Come and meet Ubiquisys at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona: stand AV92 (www.ubiquisys.com). 

Press contact:
Ed Howson
Email: Ed.Howson@temono.com 
Phone: +44 7740 173051

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