Interview with Lee McDougall, Vodafone Marketing, Sure Signal

Lee-McDougall-VodafoneAs Senior Product Marketing Manager, Lee has been responsible for the Vodafone UK femtocell (now renamed Sure Signal) since before its commercial launch. Here, he shares his experience of the Sure Signal femtocell, explains the reasons behind their customer proposition and promises market promotion activity that nobody will miss.

Interview with Pletronics: femtocell oscillator prices have dropped dramatically

pletronics_logoRakon have has cornered the market for femtocell crystal oscillators and timing solutions up to this point. The attraction of a growing and potentially enormous market has attracted other specialist suppliers, helping to drive costs down. Here, Pletronics explains the challenge of femtocell oscillators, provide some insight into current requirements and how the market will satisfy them.

Genband supply majority of femtocell security gateways

GenbandGENBAND reckon they are involved in over 2/3rd of all field trials of femtocells and can publicly claim they involved in two of today’s commercial femtocell services. Who are they and what do they provide? We spoke with their product team to establish where GENBAND fit into the femtocell market and capture their views on this evolving technology.

Mike Cronin, CEO of Node-H, a femtocell protocol stack vendor

Mike_Cronin_Node-HMike Cronin, CEO of Node-H, provides his insight into the state of the femtocell market. His company offers a turnkey femtocell protocol stack especially suitable for new entrants. We ask if there aren’t too many femtocell vendors already, and how the forthcoming interoperability testing program could affect the industry eco-systems.

Dr. Mark Reed, the InterfereX Project and femtocells

Mark-ReedA secret government agency with a project codenamed “InterfereX” does sound a bit like something from “Men in Black”. Fortunately, we’ve avoided the memory wiping beams to report on this unusual research which may be incorporated into femtocells at some time in the future. We spoke to Dr. Mark Reed from NICTA, an Australian research agency, very early one morning.

Interview with Ronny Haraldsvik, SpiderCloud Enterprise RAN is not a Femtocell

Ronny HaraldsvikRonny Haraldsvik, VP Marketing for Spidercloud, explains what their enterprise RAN solution does, why it differs from Enterprise Femtocells, explains their go-to-market approach and gives his view of the mobile enterprise in the years ahead. Their system does use small 3G RF transceivers around the building, but concentrates the traffic in a central services node which can also directly offload to the local network/office phone network.

Interview with Shlomo Gadot, Percello - October 2009

Shlomo Gadot Percello

Since we last spoke with Shlomo back in March 2009, Percello have completed development of their femtocell chips and are taking orders in volume. Shlomo shares his view of the current femtocell marketplace, indicates the types of ongoing femtocell development and provides some insights into the expected takeup and commercial launch across the world.

 

Manish Singh of Continuous Computing discusses Femtocell Gateways

Manish SinghManish Singh, VP Product Line Management for Continuous Computing, shares his views on the Femtocell Gateway marketplace. As you'd expect, he's expounded the details of Continuous Computing's product offering in this area. He also discusses who the main femtocell gateway vendors are, whether that might change, interoperability issues and enterprise features.

Interview with Anil Kohli, NEC Global Head of Femtocells

Anil Kohli, NECWe spoke with Anil Kohli, NEC's Head of Femtocell. After sharing some experiences from trials around the world, he confirms that there are no major technical barriers preventing the launch of femtocells today, estimates industry sales volumes will reach 200-300K by the end of 2009 and predicts a healthy future with mass market take-up a year later.
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