Monday, March 16, 2009

AirWalk Introduces 1xEV-DO Enterprise Femtocell

AirWalk Communications, a start-up based in Richardson, Texas, introduced its EdgePoint PRO compact enterprise femtocell.

The unit acts as a cellular access point and plugs directly into an existing broadband connection to extend 3G CDMA services for voice and data. The 1xEV-DO EdgePoint PRO has a clustering feature that assures soft handoff between multiple units and the macro network. A single EdgePoint PRO supports up to 28 users with 200mW of power. It is available in 1xRTT or 1xEV-DO Rev. A, and it is available as a wall mount or rack mount unit. EdgePoint PRO integrates the base transceiver station (BTS), base station controller (BSC), packet control function (PCF), and operations and maintenance (O&M).

"Operators are showing remarkable interest in EdgePoint PRO because it is an affordable and reliable solution for cellular-challenged indoor settings where the macro network simply cannot accommodate coverage requirements," said Serge Pequeux, president and CEO of AirWalk. "EdgePoint PRO can contribute to cellular usage by extending seamless service into the enterprise. In-building minutes of use are offered at a fixed rate while supporting additional enterprise voice and data applications."

  • In 2008, AirWalk introduced its residential and small office femtocell, the EdgePoint.