Wednesday, November 14, 2007

GENBAND Announces Femtocell and UMA-based FMC

GENBAND has enhanced its G9TM Converged Media Gateway with support for the Media Gateway (MGW) and Signaling Gateway (SGW) functionality in both femtocell and Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) fixed-mobile convergence network architectures.

A femtocell is a small base station that directs the wireless traffic to the mobile service provider over a fixed broadband connection, relieving congestion in the mobile network and enabling the carrier to extend mobile coverage into office buildings, homes, and other facilities.

GENBAND said its G9 Converged Media Gateway scales up to tens of thousands of ports and supports a wide range of interfaces and features for unlicensed mobile access (UMA), femtocell, UMTS, GSM and CDMA wireless networks and for wireline and converged wireless/wireline network operators. It offers an open H.248 interface and support for 3GPP Release 4/5/6 and all major wireless and wireline IP, ATM and TDM network protocols.

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