Sarian Systems today announced that its routers will be the first enterprise products to offer compatibility with High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) as well as existing mobile networks.

Sarian's DR and HR series routers have now been upgraded to support the new mobile technology, which substantially improves uplink data transfer rates, operating at 7.2Mbps downlink and 2.0Mbps uplink  speeds - comparable to fixed-line broadband.  This will allow users to send larger volumes of data at speeds far greater than previously possible over mobile networks.

The progression to HSUPA, which has an uplink speed five times that of HSDPA, enables the seamless streaming of live CCTV footage, of a high-enough quality to actually be used as evidence in a court of law.  In fact, such is the improvement, that multiple cameras can now be connected to a single HSUPA-enabled router, allowing for continuous 360-degree coverage of a surveillance site.

Furthermore, the new technology enables organisations to adopt a more effective business continuity strategy for their critical communications in the event of fixed-line network failure.  Previously, if a problem was detected with a company's broadband connection, a HSDPA router could be deployed to provide high-speed data communications for a limited number of users.  With a HSUPA router, the same level of service can be extended to 100+ users, while the increased uplink speed also means these users can even benefit from VoIP services, which require near-instantaneous transmission of data.

"HSUPA marks a significant development for the security sector, as it finally allows firms to capture high-quality video footage from any location and at any time.  This flexibility makes CCTV more effective than ever before, both as a deterent, and in the apprehension and conviction of criminals," said Andy Hood, managing director at Sarian.  "This ability to route large quantities of data in real-time also facilitates business tools such as VoIP and video-conferencing, while in the event of fixed-line network crisis - an all too familiar problem for many companies - HSUPA is capable of safeguarding all communications for a far greater number of users than previously possible."

Sarian's DR and HR series routers are compatible with HSUPA and other mobile networks such as HSDPA, 3G, GPRS and EDGE, and can be customised to support businesses specific applications.  The HR routers enable enterprises to utilise broadband-like speeds and run bandwidth-hungry applications and services over mobile connections, offering a cost-effective migration path from GPRS, EDGE and UMTS/3G networks to HSUPA and HSDPA.  The DR series provides the same level of mobile compatibility, while also supporting ADSL, ADSL 2 and ADSL 2+ broadband services, giving organisations future-proof, high-speed fixed-line broadband.

All Sarian routers contain security and redundancy features, including dual sim-card slots to provide automatic failover in the event of mobile coverage issues and the ability to simultaneously transmit data while monitoring/controlling real-time router performance, so that data transfer is not interrupted.

Huawei Technologies has today announced that it has been selected by TransTelecom, a telecom operator in Bulgaria, to deploy a commercial WiMAX network, covering central business districts and hot spots in the country's major cities, including its capital, Sofia, and Varna, Bulgaria's largest harbor city.

According to the contract, Huawei will supply an end-to-end WiMAX solution working on 3.5GHz frequency band, including terminals, as well as a major upgrade of the TransTelecom central exchange equipment for the operation of a fully mobile WiMAX network in 2008.

In 2006, TransTelecom deployed a 16d-based WiMAX network to meet the country's increasing broadband needs, and the operator has chosen Huawei to deliver an upgraded  16e-based network. Huawei's 16e-based WiMAX solution integrates the most advanced technologies such as multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), which features high bandwidth, wide area coverage, large capacity, as well as providing better mobility. Huawei's new base stations, enable TransTelecom to quickly roll out innovative new services to its customers, while reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

"We are delighted to choose Huawei as our WiMAX equipment supplier," said Mr. John Munnery, Chairman of TransTelecom. "Extensive tests of this new technology have surpassed all our expectations. In particular, we witnessed Huawei demonstrate one of the first handovers of traffic from one base station to another in Europe. Huawei has exhibited total commitment to the project throughout our selection process, and has proven itself to be one of the leaders in this fast-developing technology. What's more, we are also impressed with Huawei's localized engineering and delivery capability."

"Huawei has deep capabilities in network migration paths for WiMAX commercial deployments," stated Jim Xu, President of Huawei Eastern Europe Region. "With our rich delivery experience and professional localized engineering team, we are confident that we can help TransTelecom to provide an excellent wireless broadband service. "

Microsoft has announced the availability of mobile display advertising on the MSN Mobile portal. MSN Mobile users in the UK will see banner and text ad placements across the mobile portal, and all the ads seen will conform to mobile advertising guidelines provided by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA). NIVEA VISAGE, Yell.com and SanDisk are among the first companies to launch a MSN Mobile campaign in the UK.

"The launch of display advertising on MSN Mobile further demonstrates Microsoft's commitment to connecting advertisers with their target audiences at home, at work and on the go across multiple platforms, devices and geographies. With technology created by Microsoft's Advertising and Publisher Solutions Group and by the acquisition of ScreenTonic last year, today's launch reinforces our position in the market both in the UK, and following December's US launch, as a leader in mobile advertising, providing brands with much demanded premium inventory through which to engage consumers," said Chris Ward, Commercial Director, UK, Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions.

Susann Wolschendorf, Assistant Brand Manager at Beiersdorf, NIVEA VISAGE, added: "We are delighted to be one of the launch advertisers for the new MSN Mobile display ad offering. The entrance of Microsoft into the UK mobile ad market fills a gap where, until today's launch, there has been great demand for new premium ad inventory to be made available. The fact that all the MSN Mobile ad formats available conform to the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) industry standards for advertising gives strong indication of Microsoft's desire to not only grow MSN Mobile as an ad platform but to grow the mobile advertising industry as a whole."

Poppy Wilson, Account Manager, Carat Digital, who conceived and negotiated the campaign for NIVEA VISAGE, said: "We were keen to invest in a high-impact and creative ad campaign that would really get mobile users excited and engaged with the NIVEA VISAGE brand as an experience not just a product, and Microsoft has delivered just that. We're excited to be leading the way in creating a truly digital experience for the mobile consumer".

Today's announcement is said to build on Microsoft mobile advertising offerings already available in Belgium, France, Japan, Spain and the US. 

Huawei Technologies, the provider of next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators, has today announced that it has been selected by T-Mobile International to provide Packet Switched Core Networks (PS-CN) across five key European countries: Germany, the UK, Austria, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

The contract will require Huawei to replace existing networks with its next-generation PS-CN equipment.

In July 2006, Huawei was selected to provide IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network infrastructure and applications for Magyar Telekom, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, for its wire line and mobile business lines in Hungary. This latest contract win of PS-CN stands as a proof of the success of Huawei's work with T-Mobile, and is a milestone of the companies' continuous partnership.

"We believe Huawei to be a reliable and trustworthy partner for us,  and a company that, we hope, can be a long-term partner," said Joachim Horn, CTO, T-Mobile International. "By deploying Huawei's advanced solutions, T-Mobile is looking forward to providing excellent and more reliable services to its customers and to achieve its strategic business objectives."

"We are delighted to continue working with T-Mobile and we look forward to commencing work on this latest project," said William Xu, the President of Huawei Europe Region and Executive Vice President of Huawei. "At Huawei, besides providing advanced solutions with large capacity, high performance, intelligent billing and full 2G/3G integration, we are committed to providing fast delivery and excellent service, ensuring a win-win outcome for T-Mobile."

NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, has announced it will acquire GloNav, a US-based fabless semiconductor company developing single-chip solutions for global positioning systems (GPS) and other satellite navigation systems. NXP will purchase the company for US$85 million in cash plus up to US$25 million in cash contingent upon GloNav reaching certain revenue and product development milestones over the next two years. The transaction will give NXP immediate access to market-proven GPS products and technology.The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008, subject to regulatory approvals.

"This is the second major acquisition that we have made this year to strengthen our Mobile and Personal Business Unit that quickly adds complementary technologies to our existing portfolio and meets our customers' demands for innovative products. We are a leader in cellular system solutions. Combining GloNav's GPS expertise with NXP's FM Radio, Bluetooth, USB and NFC leadership, enables us to offer a broader connectivity suite to the mobile phone market," commented Frans van Houten, Chief Executive Officer, NXP Semiconductors.
 
By 2010, approximately 40 percent (some 560 million) of mobile phones will be equipped with the GPS feature.  "We already turned the cell phone into a multimedia wallet," Frans van Houten commented.  "It's only natural that we also want to use our mobile phones to navigate and to find local goods and services.  GPS integration allows us to create these and many more interesting and dynamic features, continuously enriching the cell phone in our pocket," added van Houten.

"Becoming part of NXP allows us to achieve the required scale in innovation, and opens up many new markets and customers in order to exploit the significant market potential for GPS. Our engineers are excited to become part of ambitious leadership projects in state-of-the-art technologies and to join their expertise to one of the leaders in cellular system solutions," commented Bill McLean, GloNav's Chief Executive Officer.  "We will have access to NXP's impressive customer base, which includes all the leading handset and device manufacturers."

GloNav has approximately 50 employees and contractors at locations in the US, UK, Ireland, and Taiwan. They will join NXP's Mobile and Personal Business Unit. 

GloNav has a significant intellectual property portfolio and over 20 years of technology heritage in developing silicon-based GPS solutions. Through this acquisition, NXP will be able to access GloNav's single chip and 90nm capability to establish a strong presence in the fast growing GPS market in both personal navigation devices and mobile phones, and further strengthen its capability to offer functionally rich, integrated cellular solutions for its mobile customers.

Airwide Solutions, the provider of next-generation mobile messaging and mobile internet infrastructure, applications and solutions, has announced its forecast for this year's New Year mobile messaging peak. The short message service (SMS) celebrated its heritage and strong performance, turning fifteen this year, and is forecast to continue its consistent growth and annual celebratory peak.
 
This year Airwide anticipates the US to lead the western world with nearly 730 million messages expected to be sent to bring in the new year. The UK also continues to be a leader in the west with 280 million messages expected to be sent, equivalent to 4.6 texts per capita. Yet it is Asia that should witness the largest volumes. Despite the main celebration in China being during Chinese New Year later in the year, Airwide still expects SMS volumes for the 31st December to 1st January celebrations to beat the rest of the world. A typical day in China sees 1.6 billion texts sent, outdoing the previous leaders the Philippines.
 
Switzerland is the most prolific at texting their friends and families as the clock strikes midnight, sending nearly seven times as many messages at New Year than on an average day, with over 75 million SMS predicted to be sent. This is closely followed by Greeks, who send just under five times as many messages as a typical day, this year expecting to see 35 million messages at New Year.
 
On a more modest level, but still topping previous growth, Telenor in Norway can expect to see 33.4 million SMS New Year messages. Similarly, Czech Republic could send 3.3 times as many mobile messages to greet the New Year as they do on a typical day, with over 55 million expected. Belgium is forecast to double its 2004 New Year figure to 46.7 million messages.
 
The French, on the other hand, seem to prefer the traditional face-to-face greetings at New Year, as they send no more mobile messages at New Year than any other typical day, currently around 51 million messages.
 
"Airwide was involved in the sending of the first ever SMS message, fifteen years ago this December. Back then no-one anticipated it to become so prolific. Mobile messaging, led by SMS, still continues to grow and is now complimented by multimedia mobile messaging, mobile marketing, location based services and now mobile instant messaging," says Jay Seaton, CMO of Airwide Solutions. "New Year is usually the biggest peak in messaging every year and this year will be no exception."

A new triple-band base station antenna solution set that offers unrivalled speed of deployment and flexibility will be unveiled by wireless technology group, Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), at Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona.

Founded on uniquely factory-fitted and calibrated tri-band antenna/ACU sets, the solution boasts end-to-end compliance with the latest revision of the 3GPP-ratified Antenna Interface Standards Group open communications standard (AISG v2.0). This compliance underscores precision control and monitoring of all beam tilts and tower-top components.

"UMTS network overlays in more mature wireless markets present unique challenges, in terms of maximising deployment speed, minimising capex, and addressing the wide variations in deployment requirements," said RFS Area Product Manager, Rémi Deniel. "RFS's new triple-band solution set meets these challenges head-on. It provides the greatest configuration flexibility, plus unique labour-saving features to reduce field-install errors, and minimise capex and roll-out duration."

At Mobile World Congress 2008, the RFS exhibit will feature a fully operational triple-band solution set. This will comprise the new RFS triple-band base station antenna (BSA), coupled with the ‘Optimizer Universal' site-configurable antenna control unit (ACU), plus tower-mount amplifiers (TMA), modem bias-tee and control network interface (CNI). All elements in the solution set are overseen by RFS's intuitive and user-friendly Network Element Manager (NEM) PC-based software interface.

Available in three lengths (1.6, 2.1 and 2.6 metre), RFS's new triple-band BSA comprises two broadband high-band arrays (1710 to 2170MHz) and one low-band array (870 to 960MHz), all in a compact slim-line package. Courtesy of the antenna's unique and world-patented ‘side-by-side' multi-band architecture, the 17.5dBi high-band gain is consistent across both the high bands, and across all three models.

Compact and aesthetically attractive, the RFS tri-band antenna offers excellent upper side-lobe suppression, exhibiting first upper side-lobe levels of better than 18dB on the low band, and 15dB on both high bands.

For premium optimisation and network management, the RFS tri-band antenna permits independent variable electrical tilt (VET) of 2 to 10 degrees across all three bands. Beam tilt is controlled by RFS's new ‘Optimizer Universal' ACU, which is available off the shelf in two models: one compliant with AISG v1.1, and the second compliant with AISG v2.0. Each antenna dipole set is controlled by one ACU (to a maximum of three ACUs per BSA), providing independent tilt control plus a degree of scalability in VET application across the multi-band network.

Importantly, the ‘Optimizer Universal' ACU is the only ACU on the market that permits field-configuration of communication protocols. Simple connection to a tower-base PC permits the ACU's communication protocol to be changed from AISG v1.1, to AISG v2.0, plus a wide range of OEM proprietary protocols--all without modification to the base ACU hardware.

RFS offers the triple-band antenna pre-fitted with the ‘Optimizer Universal' ACU, ensuring significant site installation advantages. "RFS can offer the ACUs pre-fitted to the antenna, with the ACUs preconfigured and the antenna/ACUs sets factory calibrated," said Deniel. "This cuts site work, avoids errors in configuration and calibration, and reduces the skill levels required in the field. It makes the overlay happen faster and more accurately."

A product portfolio including T&M equipment for standards such as 3GPP LTE, HSPA+ or WiMAX, including MIMO functionality; compact, high-throughput solutions for production; and, mobile TV transmitters of all power classes, will be showcased by Rohde & Schwarz at the Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona.

Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology uses multiple antennas on the transmit and receive side to increase data rates and transmission security. MIMO is intrinsic to many mobile radio standards such as 3GPP LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+ or WLAN 802.11n.

The R&S SMU200A high-end vector signal generator generates RF and baseband signals; the R&S AMU200A provides only baseband signals. Two signal sources and internal fading simulators can be integrated into both signal generators. Using a single box, engineers can perform measurements on 2x2 MIMO receivers including real-time fading on all four propagation paths.Both instruments support MIMO for the 3GPP LTE, WiMAX, WLAN 802.11n and HSPA+ standards.

For analyzing MIMO and LTE signals, Rohde & Schwarz's R&S FSQ and R&S FSG models enable detailed testing of the physical layer. Equipped with options for LTE and MIMO, the signal analyzers simultaneously process signals transmitted by the multiple antennas. They can also be used to determine whether pre-coding works for LTE signals across the different stages. Users in research and development can observe the performance of both the baseband and RF bands. In addition, the highly flexible analysis software ensures that engineers, developers and technicians can respond quickly to new developments of the standard.

In 2008, the development activities of mobile radio manufacturers will also begin to focus on the MIMO-based HSPA+ standard. Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its first solutions for RF tests at the Mobile World Congress and over the year will also launch protocol-test solutions for 3GPP HSPA+.

3GPP LTE moves ahead: protocol testing with Rohde & Schwarz In 2008, mobile radio manufacturers will conduct trials with 3GPP LTE-capable wireless devices and infrastructure. Protocol tests for wireless devices will be in great demand by research and development departments even earlier so that users can later transmit and receive data seamlessly. In addition to its existing RF portfolio, Rohde & Schwarz will therefore present initial solutions for protocol tests at the Mobile World Congress 2008. As 3GPP LTE test cases will be defined in the course of the year; the Munich-based electronics company will provide the required conformance-test solutions for these test cases.

WiMAX in production: maximum throughput and high measurement accuracy The measurement speed of the new R&S CMW270 WiMAX tester from Rohde & Schwarz is up to ten times faster than existing test solutions. This ensures maximum production throughput of WiMAX chipsets and mobile stations. Measurement accuracy has also been optimized with regard for stability and linearity to provide the best possible repeatability. The R&S CMW270 combines signal generation and signal analysis in a single box. Three interconnectable RF connectors in the RF frontend reduce test setup complexity, and this delivers significant cost, time and space savings in production and service applications. In addition, the R&S CMW270 is the first WiMAX production tester that is suitable for the integration of base station emulation (signaling mode).

cVidya Networks, a provider of telecom data integrity revenue assurance systems, will be previewing its new Dealer Management Systems, Dealer Map at its stand at Barcelona in February 2008.  The DealerMap solution will help service providers manage the increasing complex sales life cycle between the manufacturer and the point of sale to eliminate potentially fraudulent activity resulting in revenue loss. 

As relationships between device manufacturers, service providers, dealers and end customers become more complicated telecom service providers must cope with challenges posed by the complexity of the value chain and the variety of different contractual arrangements between different parties.  DealerMap allows service providers to better manage and control the complex interflow of business processes and money and eliminate leakage from fraud.

Comprised of three components: Commission Management, Commission Verification and Fraud Management, DealerMap provides a user friendly dashboard of management information to create and manage commission plans including all business transactions such as payments, financial balance, rejects, disputes, and handset inventory.  DealerMap/Fraud collects data from all data sources (i.e. purchase records, subscribers' retention information, and usage information) to build KPIs (i.e. number of purchased handsets per dealer, number of resigned subscribers per dealer) and utilises robust acquisition and reconciliation engines to identify abnormal changes in dealer behaviour to pinpoint fraudulent activities.

Orange has announced it has signed a content agreement with leading international sports broadcaster Setanta, to be the first mobile operator in the UK to broadcast Setanta Sports 1, Setanta Sports 2 and Setanta Golf on its mobile portal, Orange World.

The deal positions Orange as the only UK mobile operator able to stream live coverage of every televised match of the Barclays Premier League, by adding all of Setanta’s televised games including Manchester United vs Everton on 23rd  December, Manchester United vs Newcastle United on12th January and London derby - Chelsea vs Tottenham on 14th January 2008.

As well as providing access to additional Barclays Premier League games, Orange mobile customers will now also be able to live stream all Clydesdale Bank Premier League and Blue Square Premier televised games, as well as have access to other great sporting events available on the select Setanta channels which include the PGA Golf Tour and Magners Rugby League.

Steve Wallage, head of sports partnerships & services, Orange, “This partnership is all about bringing customers closer to the game they love. The addition of the Setanta Sports package to our existing football portfolio was essential to ensure our customers don't miss any of this season's action - we're now the true home for 'football on your mobile'.”   

Timothy Ryan, GB marketing director, Setanta Sports, “No serious football fan would risk missing his team's progress this season and the deal with Orange means that need never happen.  As well as exclusive football content from across Europe, you can also watch Setanta Golf on your mobile.  From the PGA Tour to live action from the Premier League, there's no excuse for not being on the ball."

The Setanta package will be available to Orange mobile TV customers with a 3G handset for a subscription fee of £5 per month.

Ericsson has today announced it has acquired HyC Group, a Spanish company in TV consultancy and systems integration with around 110 employees. The acquisition is said to further strengthen Ericsson's position in the services and multimedia domains as a systems integrator of IPTV solutions.

IPTV offers interactive and personalized broadband TV services to fixed and mobile users and, with the acquisition of HyC, Ericsson says it further strengthens its ability to support operators and service providers in the solution design, installation, integration and operation of IPTV services.

The HyC acquisition follows Ericsson's acquisition of Tandberg Television, the provider in advanced video compression technologies, at the beginning of the year.

Hans Vestberg, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Head of Global Services at Ericsson, says: "Multimedia and services, including IPTV and systems integration, are two strategic areas for Ericsson. I am pleased to announce this acquisition as it will strengthen our ability to support our customers in offering attractive consumer services in a fast and efficient way. HyC's skills and experience fit perfectly with our service offerings in the TV domain and our leading systems integration offering."

Hector Prieto, HyC General Manager, says: "We are proud to be part of the Ericsson Group. Customers will benefit from the combination of Ericsson's global presence and our niche expertise in a blooming technology."

Nokia has announced that Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC), operator of the Era network in Poland, will offer Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email to its business and individual customers. The Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite software platform is said to offer PTC the opportunity to address the widest market opportunity possible by resetting the cost and ease of use of mobile email and personal information management (PIM) functionality. PTC intends to offer the Era Mail branded service in Q1 2008. Already this month, PTC will offer selected small and medium sized enterprise customers the opportunity, to test the solution.

"We have evaluated several different email vendors in this space and are convinced that Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite is the best platform to help us bring mobile email to the mass market:  Nokia offers the ease of use and they support a variety of mobile phones in addition to their Nokia Eseries devices", says Mr Klaus Tebbe, Strategy, Marketing and Sales Director, PTC Management Board Member. "Our relationship with Nokia enables us to broaden our current mobile email offering and market a PTC-branded email solution.  We lead in the deployment of innovative business solutions in Poland, and are proud of launching the service as one of the first operators in Central Europe."

For enterprises, the new Era Mail service based on Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite means that business people can use their resources more efficiently, in real-time, wherever they happen to be.  Moreover, the offering is targeted at companies and consumers who do not have their own mail servers and use widely available Internet email services. Only the login and password to the email account are required to activate the service, which brings email usability extremely easy also to the mass market.

"Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email is just the first step of making work go mobile," says Scott Cooper, senior vice president, mobility solutions, Enterprise Solutions Nokia.  The solution offers a good price-performance ratio, high functionality and in particular is easy to use.  As a result, it will not only bring greater value and flexibility to mobile business users and consumers, but also help to expand PTC's own business opportunity".

Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email is said to work on any environment - ISP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes or Groupwise and can run on any kind of device platform - Java, Symbian, Windows, Palm or Pocket PC.

Ericsson has been selected by Austrian operator mobilkom austria to expand and upgrade its WCDMA network with the latest high-capacity HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) functionality in the region of Carinthia. The deal builds on earlier contracts between the companies and is allowing mobilkom austria subscribers to enjoy the fastest mobile-broadband speeds in Austria.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson is supplying its latest HSPA technology, enabling high-speed mobile broadband with uplink speeds of up to 1.4Mbps and peak downlink speeds of up to 14.4Mbps, fully supporting currently available end-user devices that allow download rates of up to 7.2Mbps. 

Ericsson's HSPA solution boosts network capacity and cuts response times for interactive services. The upgrade of mobilkom austria's existing network will increase the performance of mobile broadband and enable the operator to expand its mobile broadband offering into Carinthia.

Boris Nemsic, CEO of Telekom Austria Group and CEO of mobilkom austria, says: "With Ericsson's HSPA solution, we are now able to offer the most advanced multimedia services to our 3.9 million customers across Austria, reaffirming our position as the leading mobile operator."

Peter Zehetner, Managing Director of Ericsson Austria, says: "We are proud to continue our long-running relationship with mobilkom austria. This contract highlights Ericsson's ability to provide cutting-edge solutions to one of the most advanced markets for mobile broadband in Europe."

Nokia Siemens Networks and RadioFrame Networks, a provider of femtocell products, have signed a contract for cooperation on 3G Femto Home Access.

The solution is targeted at 3G operators who wish to extend their coverage and service offerings. Nokia Siemens Networks' Femto Gateway and RadioFrame Networks' OmniRadio customer premises equipment (CPE) can help operators reduce costs, increase ARPU with service bundling, and offload the macro network. The solution will improve indoor 3G coverage and quality for consumers.

"Nokia Siemens Networks is driving an open ecosystem that will boost the Femto market. We are happy to play a role in that with our CPE together with Nokia Siemens Networks' Femto Gateway," said  Jeff Brown, CEO, RadioFrame Networks. "Our collaboration will enable operators to realize the full potential of fixed-mobile convergence. Our solutions are designed to help operators roll out mass-market femtocell deployments quickly and rapidly."

"We are pleased to announce our collaboration with RadioFrame Networks. Operators now have greater flexibility and choice thanks to the compatibility of Femto CPEs with our open architecture," said Timo Hyppölä, Indoor Radio Solutions Product Line, Nokia Siemens Networks.

RadioFrame Networks will deliver the Femto CPE directly to operators, while Nokia Siemens Networks will deliver the Femto Gateway as well as required services.

Launched in July 2007, the Femto Home Access Solution from Nokia Siemens Networks introduces open interfaces, boosting the femtocell ecosystem and enabling operators to further enhance their 3G service offering and coverage.