NEC taps Genband as Femtocell partner

NEC and Genband announced that NEC will integrate Genband's G9 Converged Media Gateway TM into its Femtocell Solution architecture for mobile operators.

A Femtocell is a compact, low-power plug-and-play consumer device that provides localized 3G coverage and capacity, while using the subscriber's broadband connection for connectivity to the mobile service provider's network.

Femtocells allow service providers to improve 3G coverage into homes, office buildings, and other facilities in a cost effective manner which relieves network congestion, improves quality of service, ultimately increasing customer retention.

Subscribers will benefit from an improved experience and access to new tariffs and services, the two firms said.