Product Releases

Femtocells to Drive Wireless Subscriber Growth

Thu, 04/17/2008 - 11:28am
AirWalk Communications, a developer of CDMA IP Radio Access Networks will introduce EdgePoint™, its advanced femtocell for home and small office use, at the CTIA Wireless conference in Las Vegas, April 1 - 3.

EdgePoint is optimized for extending cellular service to homes, small businesses, and areas of poor cellular reception. The compact devices serve as low-power access points, operating in licensed spectrum, to connect mobile devices to the mobile carrier’s network via the Internet.

By deploying the compact (7 by 7 by 2 inches) femtocells at customer sites, cellular carriers can reduce the customer churn typically associated with poor reception. EdgePoint’s improved coverage encourages customers to migrate their landline home and office phones to cellular while supporting all macro network  features. Also, carriers can reduce their operating costs by using existing home IP backhaul technologies for the EdgePoint traffic, eliminating the pressure to build out their networks in fringe areas.

  "Cell phone users make over 40 percent of their calls from home, and want the same level of service they get in  high coverage areas," said Serge Pequeux, president and CEO of AirWalk Communications. "The most common reason for changing cellular carriers is dissatisfaction with coverage, and with EdgePoint femtocells, a carrier can deliver the coverage that consumers expect while reducing churn." 972-638-9400


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