Femtocell vendor Ubiquisys is demonstrating new directions for consumer femtocells at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.
Femtocells are self-contained mini mobile networks, typically designed to be used in homes and offices.
Last June, Siiliconrepublic reported how femtocells are tipped to become an integral component of next-gen mobile broadband networks.
Ubiquisys will be demonstrating new ground in consumer femtocells at CES, with a display of three intelligent femtocells, the G3 residential femtocell, a new device from Softbank Mobile in Japan and a new femtocell from Tecom.
The G3 residential femtocell, for instance, can handle eight simultaneous calls and up to 14.4 Mbps data, yet it stands just 8 cm tall and consumes only a few watts of power, according to Ubiquisys .
It says that unlike other femtocells being supplied today, the G3 constantly monitors and adapts to its radio environment.
SoftBank in Japan currently provides the G3 free of charge to its customers.
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