Nokia Siemens Networks and Ubiquisys Cooperate on 3G Femto Home Access Solution
Nokia Siemens Networks has signed a collaboration agreement with Ubiquisys Ltd to provide mobile network operators with femtocell solutions that offer high-quality 3G services at home
Under the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks and Ubiquisys will cooperate in the marketing and sales of the joint solution to mobile operators worldwide. The widely-recognized ZoneGate femtocell supports industry standard interfaces and conforms to Nokia Siemens Networks’ Femto Gateway’s open architecture.
Nokia Siemens Networks Femto Home Access Solution offers reliable indoor connections for voice and data calls, allowing mobile phone users to enjoy high transmission speeds and quality of service for data applications like browsing, email, music or video downloads.
"We are pleased with our new cooperation with Ubiquisys. Together we can offer an excellent indoor solution for operators to serve their 3G customers. The solution benefits from Ubiquisys’ maturity in femtocell design and deployment, supports open standards and complements our open Femto ecosystem," said Timo Hyppölä, head of Indoor Radio Solutions Product Line, Nokia Siemens Networks.
"The femtocell market is moving at an astonishing speed and 2008 will undoubtedly prove to be ‘make-up-your-mind’ time for many operators. We are currently involved in 10 trials and expect several to expand into larger deployments later this year," said Chris Gilbert, CEO of Ubiquisys. "We decided long ago to concentrate on the device and then partner with leading SI vendors who share our vision on the femtocell industry – in Nokia Siemens Networks we have found a perfect ally."
The Ubiquisys femtocell is a small ‘zero-touch’ plug-and-play 3G access point that uses a mobile subscriber’s broadband connection to transport voice and data calls to the 3G core network using a range of standards based interfaces. In June 2007 ABI Research rated Ubiquisys as the number one femtocell vendor in a survey of the top ten players in the sector, based on product innovation and implementation.
Launched in July 2007, the Femto Home Access Solution from Nokia Siemens Networks introduces open interfaces, boosting the femtocell ecosystem and enabling operators to further enhance their 3G service offering and coverage.
About Ubiquisys Ltd
Ubiquisys is a privately owned communications company formed in 2004 to bring the ground breaking ZoneGate femtocell technology to market. The ZoneGate 3G access point is a small plug-and-play device that simply and seamlessly connects to a user's broadband gateway or becomes an integrated module as part of a comprehensive residential gateway device. The system is network connectivity agnostic, supporting multiple interfaces to the operator’s core network. The ZoneGate access point is remotely managed and updated using standard TR-069 management systems. ZoneGate enables mobile operators to extend 3G coverage in an extremely targeted way, reduce deployment costs, generate new revenue streams and speed up fixed-mobile substitution. The company is funded by Accel Partners, Advent Venture Partners, Atlas Venture and Google. Ubiquisys also was recently named a Red Herring Europe 100 Winner. For more information, visit www.ubiquisys.com.
Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com