Wednesday, December 9, 2009

T-Mobile Tests Femtocells from Ubiquisys and Huawei

Deutsche Telekom 's T-Mobile division, Ubiquisys and Huawei Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct femtocell Interoperability Testing (IOT) at T-Mobile's labs over the next 6 months. The tests will involve femtocells from both Ubiquisys and Huawei, which will communicate using the 3GPP's new Iuh standardised open interface. They will be connected to a Huawei Femto Gateway into T-Mobile's core network.

"To reach their full market potential, Femtocells must be more like mobile phones - interchangeable with the network they connect to," said Will Franks, CTO and Founder, Ubiquisys. "As a pioneer in this industry, we designed our Femtocell from day one to connect to multiple Femto Gateways, ready for the introduction of a 3GPP standardized interface. We are delighted to be working with T-Mobile and Huawei to demonstrate the huge potential of femtocell interoperability."


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