The recent rumour that BT, a fixed network operator in the UK and also an MVNO, is to offer femtocells may or may not prove correct. While we don’t tend to work on rumours alone, it does open up a potential new business model that is worth exploring. Here are a few thoughts on the topic.
Opinions about Femtocell Business Case
Hats off to Hay Systems Limited, the Scottish independent SMS service and equipment vendor. Having gone against the mainstream trend of 3G femtocells, they've developed their own 2G GSM one and are intent on creating end user demand for it. Prospective customers who want to solve their indoor coverage problems can register their interest at a special website setup for the purpose. Where enough registrations are submitted, HSL can then use this to justify sales of their solution to the specific network operators.
A Scottish firm has been pushing the envelope on who and how femtocells may be sold and operated. Hay Systems, who have designed and launched their own 2G GSM femtocell, have announced two new routes to market. Here, we look again at the option for outsourcing the femtocell operation as a managed service.
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