At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo last year, the talk was all about small cells, based on the popularity of wireless-data devices that has led to sharp increases in the volume of data sent and received among users. Moving forward, carriers need to augment their wireless bandwidth to deal with it.
Fujitsu is offering the BroadOne LTE Femtocell, a compact indoor base station for the construction of high-bandwidth, high-quality indoor wireless communications environments. Sales of the new product, aimed at wireless providers and serving eight handsets per device, start today.
Here’s how Fujitsu frames it: “BroadOne LTE Femtocell deploys unique interference control technology that reduces signal interference between outdoor macrocell base stations and the femtocell, thereby enabling high-quality communications. Moreover, by simply connecting the device to a broadband connection, it can be used immediately, without having to perform initial configuration, for the connection of up to eight handsets. In addition, because it allows for seamless switching between LTE and Wi-Fi, the new device delivers improved user convenience and an enhanced user experience.”
Fujitsu also notes there is no need for mobile carriers to adjust the settings in their outdoor macrocell base stations when installing the LTE Femtocell because the device includes technology that reduces interference. In addition, as BroadOne LTE Femtocell allows for seamless switching between LTE and Wi-Fi, it cuts installation and operational costs.