Tecom Enters Femtocell Market with Ubiquisys Femto-Engine
Device leader in business communications launches its first commercial Femto in just 3 months
MWC, Spain and Hsinchu, Taiwan - Tecom Co., Ltd, the leading telecom equipment maker in Taiwan, today announced the first model in its Femtocell roadmap to be showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The FT1020 residential Femtocell features eight calls, 14.4Mbps data and consumes less than 5W of power. It runs Ubiquisys Femto-Engine software, which is commercially proven as the only system that eliminates interference problems through real-time cognitive radio, making it suitable for shared and congested spectrums.
The Ubiquisys Femto-Engine system encapsulates the complex software required for commercial deployment, and provides the foundation hardware blueprint as a starting point for manufacturer’s design innovation. This enables Tecom to work in partnership with their operator customers to design specific device variants for specific market segments. Alternatives such as ‘one-size-fits-all’ devices, from network infrastructure makers, do not provide the necessary flexibility, and traditional reference designs lack the software sophistication necessary for interference mitigation.
The foundation hardware blueprint features a Percello baseband processor from Broadcom, which contributes to a class-leading combination of performance, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
The FT1020 is the first product on Tecom’s Femtocell roadmap, which will leverage the company’s position as a leading provider of business communications products. The Tecom FT1020 can be seen at the Ubiquisys stand AV85 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Michael Kwan, CEO of Tecom said, “Tecom has a formidable reputation for product innovation in both carrier and consumer markets. By producing our first Femtocell model in just three months, we are signaling the scale and pace of Tecom innovation within this fledgling market.”
“Leading manufacturers like Tecom want to spend less time integrating and more time innovating. Tecom is already a recognized leader in device innovation, and now adds Femtocells to its extensive portfolio of cellular and business communications products,” said Will Franks, CTO and Co-Founder, Ubiquisys. “Ubiquisys Femto-Engine allows all parties to play to their strengths and gives operators and their customers what they want.”
Tecom Co., Ltd., an affiliate of the Teco group, is Taiwan's No.1 leading Business Communications Maker and a leading Broadband global supplier. Tecom has rapidly grown into one of Taiwan’s most successful high-tech companies with over 30 years of experience in the OEM and ODM business. Renowned for its innovative applications in fixed, mobile and IP Networks, Tecom specializes in providing smart communication convergence solutions for enterprise, carrier and consumer markets (www.tecom.com.tw).
Ubiquisys is ranked the No.1 Femtocell vendor by ABI Research Inc., and its technology powers more than 15 commercial projects with operators across the world, including mass market deployments with SoftBank Mobile in Japan and SFR in France. The Ubiquisys difference is intelligence: Femtocells that continuously listen to their surroundings, making invisible decisions about configuration, application triggers and media interaction. This has led to a unique range of residential Femtocells, self-organizing Femto networks for enterprise, plus rural and metro outdoor Femtocells. Its Femto-Engine software system creates a complete ready-to-deploy intelligent cell, providing encapsulated deployment expertise off-the-shelf. Ubiquisys Hardware Blueprints enable manufacturers to rapidly produce low-cost Femtocell devices customized to Mobile Operator specifications. Ubiquisys investors include Accel Partners, Advent Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, 5 Continents Consulting Group (5CCG), SerComm Corporation, UMC Capital Corporation and Pacific Venture Partners, T-Mobile Venture Fund and Yasuda Enterprise Development Co. (http://www.ubiquisys.com)