Monday, May 5, 2008

Nokia Siemens Networks and Pirelli Broadband Cooperate on 3G Femtocells

Nokia Siemens Networks and Pirelli Broadband Solutions signed an agreement for cooperation on 3G Femto Home Access solutions. The deal matches Pirelli's femto-enabled CPEs with Nokia Siemens Networks' 3G Femto Home Access network solution. Femtocells are a new way of improving 3G coverage in homes. In this concept, the CPE is installed at the subscriber's home in the same way as xDSL/WiFi modem.

The companies said their combined solution means an opportunity for operators to extend their 3G coverage and introduce new attractive services for subscribers.

The Pirelli Multiplay CPE portfolio will offer 3G femtocell functionality integrated with diverse broadband access technologies (ADSL2+, VDSL2 and FTTH) and with Pirelli's Epicentro CPE middleware and applications platform. Epicentro enables cooperative use cases between 3G phones and Pirelli's access gateway, IPTV Set Top Box and 3G femtocell, and enhttp://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

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