Enterprise and Consumer Femtocells
Mobile traffic growth and declining ARPU’s have created a situation where carriers need to explore other network topologies in order to provide users with the high-speed mobile coverage they desire in an economical way. Femtocells provide carriers with a solution to provide coverage in hard to reach places inside consumer and enterprise buildings and also a way to get traffic off of the mobile network as quickly as possible.
Although somewhat still in their infancy, there are multiple technology options, specifications, and channel capacities available to the market. Management solutions, security, and other factors such as wholesale providers, public access solutions, and femtozone services look set to ensure that innovation continues unbound in this market.