MagicJack's femtocell hits a snag

MagicJack, the company behind the Internet calling device that works with analog desk phones, announced a femtocell product earlier this year that quickly drew scrutiny and criticism from CTIA for potentially interfering with spectrum held by licensed spectrum owners like wireless carriers. Now it appears that product has been delayed. A MagicJack spokeswoman told IDG News Service that it has taken longer than expected to finalize the software and patents for the femtocell product, which essentially acts as a GSM femtocell that bypasses carriers, letting users make VoIP calls with their mobile phones. The company, which had promised to release the device in the second quarter, expects to have everything completed in two weeks so that it can file an application for the device with the FCC. Article

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