Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sonus Announces Low-Power GSM Strategy for FMC

Sonus Networks is developing a suite of products to deliver voice service and multimedia applications using new Low Powered GSM (LP GSM) picocell and femtocell technologies. Sonus said the solution would be particularly beneficial to network operators in regions where regulators have released new wireless licenses designed to put unused or under-used spectrum into the market.

The FMC strategy would offer better in-building coverage through the use of picocells and femtocells that when combined with Sonus' IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-based architecture, significantly reduces the costs for traffic backhaul.

In April 2006, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) in the United Kingdom was the first to release new wireless licenses into the market. With the release of this additional spectrum, network operators are able to move beyond traditional radio access networks (RANs) to also provide fixed and wireless broadband services. http://www.sonusnet.com