The latest Femto Forum newsletter is now available.
We have just announced a new initiative to encourage convergence of the various methods for integrating femtocells with operator core networks. Operators have highlighted that this is one of the key issues for them in suppoprting femtocells economically as volumes rise beyond those present at initial launch. It also helps them support products from multiple femtocell vendors, giving customers choice regarding functions and form factors.
At the same time we announced several exciting new members (Cisco, Ericsson, Vodafone, BT etc.)
Plenty of press stories have picked up on this:
Yesterday we were able to announce major new members who have joined the Femto Forum over the summer, including vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Nokia-Siemens Networks and NEC plus operators including Telefonica-O2, Bharti Airtel, Rogers Wireless, Bouyges Telecom and Carphone Warehouse Networks.
We also gave details of the four working groups we have set up to addresss various technical, market and regulatory aspects of femtocells.
Some stories relating to this release include the following: