Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Femto Forum Launches Integration Program, Expands Membership

The Femto Forum, the independent industry association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide

, has launched a programme to help harmonise the integration of femtocells into mobile core networks. Operator demand to launch femtocells quickly has led to the development of many different methods for integrating potentially millions of femtocells into the network core. Although this is not holding up the commercial deployment of femtocells, The Femto Forum said it seeks to unite these different approaches in the longer term and set the stage for the development of future standards.

The Femto Forum's next plenary will be held in March 2008.

In other news the forum also welcomes new members who are already active in the working groups, these include: Acme Packet, AudioCodes, BT, Cellcom Israel Ltd, Cisco, Ericsson, GENBAND, Huawei, KTL, mobilkom austria AG, NewStep Networks, NXP Semiconductors, Samsung, SaskTel, SOFTBANK MOBILE, Telecom Italia and Vodafone. This brings the forum's membership to 58 companies. http://www.femtoforum.org