Femtocell Convergence Solution Takes First Place Award at CTIA WIRELESS
ORLANDO, FLA., March 29 /CNW/ - Tatara Systems, a leader in mobile
convergence, today announced that its femtocell convergence solution was
selected as the 1st place winner of the CTIA 2007 Emerging Technology (E-Tech)
Award at CTIA WIRELESS 2007 for the "Network Infrastructure: In-Building/Local
Area Network Solution" category. Winners were announced yesterday at an award
ceremony at the Orange County Convention Center during the show.
The CTIA E-Tech Awards program is designed to give industry recognition
and exposure to the best wireless products and services in the areas of
consumer, enterprise and network technology. More than 225 applications were
submitted and reviewed by a panel of recognized members of the media, industry
analysts and technology experts. Products in four categories: hardware,
consumer applications, enterprise solutions and network infrastructure, were
judged on innovation, functionality, vision, technological importance and
"The E-Tech awards program continues to grow and showcase innovative
products that extend wireless offerings to consumers and enterprises," said
Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA WIRELESS. "On behalf
of CTIA, we congratulate Tatara Systems on their award and look forward to
their continued innovation in the field of Network Infrastructure:
In-Building/Local Area Network Solution."
The Tatara Convergence Server, at the center of its femtocell convergence
solution, is the industry's first SIP-based FMC application server to focus on
an all-IP approach to core network integration for femtocells. While there are
several legacy architectural approaches for deploying femtocell-based
solutions, the all-IP architecture utilizes standard communication protocols
(i.e. SIP) and interfaces directly with both the mobile and the IP-based core
networks. This allows service providers to immediately achieve the end-to-end
cost and service advantages that only an all-IP approach can deliver rather
than being constrained by the historical limitations of traditional radio
access network based solutions. The all-IP approach provides all of the
existing mobile services plus enhanced IP services, wireline service
convergence, reduction in network cost, seamless evolution to IMS, and load
reduction on the mobile core network.
The Tatara Convergence Server integrates a SIP-based femtocell access
point into the mobile operator's core network delivering key capabilities of
the service, including: updating the user's location to the femtocell in order
to enable voice services, providing full messaging services such as SMS,
ensuring end-users have access to the same set of supplementary services (e.g.
call forwarding and USSD services) on the femtocell network that they have on
the macro cellular network, and handoff between the femtocell and the macro
cellular networks. In addition, the Tatara Femtocell Convergence Solution will
play a key role in enabling enhanced IP services through a femtocell, such as
SIP-based access to personal home network content.
"This CTIA E-Tech award is a testament to the huge impact that femtocells
are having on the mobile market," stated Steve Nicolle, President & CEO of
Tatara Systems. "It further validates Tatara's all-IP approach of femtocell
integration and the innovation we have put into our product portfolio."
About Tatara Systems
Tatara Systems invents, develops, and deploys convergence products for
service providers allowing them to offer converged mobile services to their
subscribers across the widest base of available end-user devices (i.e. PCs and
current mobile phones). Tatara's fixed-mobile convergence strategy is focused
on femtocell convergence as a powerful FMC approach for mobile operators that
takes advantage of current cellular handsets to provide improved coverage and
IP-based voice and data services via an economical in-home cellular access
point. Tatara's products also enable the industry's broadest set of PC
convergence solutions, from a mobile broadband service to advanced services,
like a PC mobile softphone or intelligent content delivery. Tatara is proud to
count some of the industry's largest operators as customers of its
award-winning Tatara Mobile Services Convergence Portfolio(TM) of products.
For more information, visit www.tatarasystems.com
About Femtocell Technology
A femtocell, also known as a 3G access point, is a low-cost, low-power
cellular base station that provides improved indoor coverage while backhauling
the cellular traffic over a broadband connection. Femtocells are designed to
work with existing mobile handsets and can support multiple users in a home
environment. Over the long-term, femtocells also present an opportunity to
develop new mobile services for the home that take advantage of low-cost,
high-speed internet access.
About CTIA WIRELESS 2007
As the premiere global event representing the $500 billion global
wireless industry and the largest wireless show in the world, CTIA WIRELESS
2007 brings together all industries affected by wireless technology for three
days of intense learning and networking. Visit www.ctia.org/ctiawireless.
CTIA-The Wireless Association is the international association for the
wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and
wireless Internet providers. Visit www.ctia.org .
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