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Interoperability Testing will Highlight Growing Adoption of New 3GPP Femtocell Standard

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 9:07am
CHELMSFORD, Mass., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Airvana, Inc. announced the company's planned participation in the upcoming "1st Femto Forum UMTS Femtocell Plugfest" scheduled to take place in March 2010.

Airvana will be showcasing interoperability of the company's HubBub™ UMTS femtocell with other vendors' products within the femtocell ecosystem.

Coordinated by ETSI Plugtests™ and sponsored by the Femto Forum, the Femtocell Plugfest will use interoperability tests between femtocell network gateways, security gateways, femtocell access points and chipsets from industry vendors to showcase the commercial readiness of products adhering to the 3GPP's Iuh interface.

Moreover, the program will also highlight how the IPsec/IKEv2 security protocols that enable femtocells to communicate over the public Internet to system operators' core networks in a highly secure manner are being implemented in vendor technology.

Iuh interface standardization was completed in April 2009 and provides the crucial interface between femtocell access points and femtocell network gateways in the core network.

When deployed in homes and offices, Airvana's HubBub UMTS will allow subscribers to use their existing UMTS handsets - in-building - with significantly improved coverage and increased broadband wireless performance. Airvana's HubBub UMTS uses Internet Protocol (IP) to deliver high-quality voice and multimedia services via broadband Internet connections such as DSL, cable, or fiber optic networks. This IP-based architecture allows the HubBub UMTS to be deployed and managed in virtually any environment where there is broadband Internet service.

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