The Femto Base Station Router is an innovative solution that packs third-generation mobile W-CDMA/HSPA radio access and core network elements into one compact, easy-to-deploy unit. The solution benefits operators by enabling them to reduce their network costs. It benefits users by enabling them to access broadband wireless services with a high-speed connection and exceptional coverage in homes and small offices.
At the heart of the Femto Base Station solution is Alcatel-Lucent’s revolutionary "flat IP (Internet Protocol)" architecture and patented auto-configuration approach. The advantage of this flat architecture is that it effectively reduces the number of network elements (and related "layers") that network traffic has to travel through and eliminates bottlenecks in the network, thereby increasing data throughput and decreasing latency. The Femto Base Stations are also able register themselves automatically on the network, a feature that enables operators to deploy and more easily manage large numbers of smaller, stand-alone base stations.
The planned trial activities are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2007.
Alcatel-Lucent has deployed commercial 3G (W-CDMA/HSPA and CDMA/EV-DO) systems for more than 70 operators worldwide. [August 1, 2007]
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