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StarHub deploys 'first' commercial 3G femtocell network

Posted: 09 Dec 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:network femtocell? 3G? wireless service data?

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd announced that it has helped StarHub, a telecoms operator in Singapore, deploy the world's first commercial 3G femtocell network. Huawei said that it has now deployed a total of 21 pre-commercial and trial femtocell networks across the world.

Huawei's femtocell solution enables end-users to enjoy high-speed wireless data services indoors such as streaming video, IPTV, video conferencing and mobile broadband. Femtocells are also important for operators to implement a full-service operation strategy in this new era of network convergence.

"StarHub's launch of 'Home Zone', the world's first commercially available 3G femtocell service, is a significant milestone for the commercial development of the femtocell industry," said Wan Biao, executive deputy president of Huawei wireless product line. "As the earliest member of Femto Forum, Huawei has been committed to femtocell R&D since 2005, and our focus now is to play an active role in the commercial deployment of this important technology worldwide in partnership with the industry. We are proud to have already played a key role in developing the world's first commercial 3G femtocell network."

With the flourishing development of 3G services, femtocells are gaining momentum driven by top-tier telecom operators including Vodafone, Telef�nica, TI, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon.

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