The company plans to outline the potential of its high-speed consumer femtocell in the creation of new mobile applications and services platform besides giving a demonstration of its capabilities. The event runs through Feb. 18 in Barcelona, Spain.
The femtocell is essentially a small device that plugs into a standard broadband connection and creates a personal in-home or business mobile network. It enables a full five-bar 3G mobile phone reception throughout the home or office and multi-megabit data connections without affecting the capacity of the mobile operator’s radio access network.
) are proven to help operators reduce customer churn and attract new customers with its optimized in-building voice and data coverage and other new applications and services, company sources said.
) is expected to give demonstrations of its Musical mashup application. Music will be streamed from an Airvana enterprise femtocell to 16 mobile handsets creating a wireless symphony. This will suit a multi-user environment.
The demo will also include a touch screen femtocell connected tablet based application. This is designed for busy families and will feature several social, multimedia-based services. This will keep the family ‘location aware’ and connected enabling remote interaction of family members. An Android-based mobile phone app which operates on the Google (News
) Nexus One device will be on demo.
The HubBub femtocell, a new offering from Airvana, which is much faster than most other indoor macro networks, will also be on display. ‘Buffer-free’ HD will be streamed live to a mobile handset with other applications at the demo. This is expected to highlight HubBub’s data transfer capabilities.
Besides the demonstrations at MWC, Airvana will take part in the ‘Femtozone’ showcase. The Femtozone will feature public presentations from operators, vendors, analysts and other industry bodies on the major opportunities and challenges facing the femtocell market. The Airvana team will also offer live demonstrations of the capabilities and opportunities presented by femtocell technology.
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Edited by Amy Tierney