Industry Group to Promote Deployment of Femtocells Worldwide
ACTON, MASS., September 24 /CNW/ - Tatara Systems, a leader in mobile
services convergence, today announced that it has joined the Femto Forum as a
founding board member. The Forum is an industry group that promotes the
deployment of femtocells worldwide, bringing together vendors and leading
mobile network operators, to raise the profile of femtocell technology through
marketing initiatives, and support the adoption of common architectures
leveraging industry standards.
"The Femto Forum is well and truly up and running and I'm pleased to say
the working groups are making valuable progress on developing common solutions
to the challenges facing the femtocell industry," said Simon Saunders,
Chairman of the Femto Forum. "We welcome Tatara's membership and look forward
to their contribution to shaping the femtocell industry."
Tatara Systems has staked out an early leadership position in this
market, as the first vendor to announce a SIP-based solution for femtocell
network integration into a mobile operator's IP or IMS infrastructure.
Tatara's Convergence Server ensures service parity with the macro network, for
both CDMA and GSM operators, while enabling the delivery of new, in-home,
"Tatara is pleased to be joining the Femto Forum, and we look forward to
collectively resolving the issues critical to speeding the adoption of this
exciting new technology," stated Stephen Collins, Vice President of Marketing
and Business Development at Tatara Systems. "By working together as an
industry, we can build a stronger overall femtocell ecosystem, eliminate any
barriers to deployment, and enable mobile network operators to deliver
innovative, converged services."
"Femtocells will enable mobile network operators to realize the promise
of fixed-mobile convergence, but there are radio and network integration
issues that need to be addressed in order to achieve mass market adoption,"
said Stephane Teral, Principal Analyst at Infonetics Research. "It is
encouraging that Tatara and the other founding members of the Femto Forum have
formed this cross-industry body to help address these issues."
About The Femto Forum
Femtocells are low-power wireless access points that operate in licensed
spectrum to connect standard mobile devices to a mobile operator's network
using residential DSL or cable broadband connections. The Femto Forum
(www.femtoforum.org) has been set up to promote the wide-scale adoption of
femtocells. The Forum will support and drive the adoption of industry wide
standards and common architectures to enable the widespread adoption &
deployment of femtocells by operators around the world. It will direct and
implement a multi-faceted marketing campaign to raise the profile, drive
technology development & deployment and to promote the potential of femto
solutions among industry stakeholders, journalists, analysts, regulators,
special interest groups, standards bodies and consumers.
About Tatara Systems
Tatara Systems develops and deploys mobile convergence products for
network operators. Tatara's fixed-mobile convergence strategy is focused on
femtocells, which represent a significant new opportunity for mobile
operators. Femtocells are a disruptive new technology, which provide
dramatically improved in-home coverage for existing cellular handsets, as well
as lower cost access to 3G data services. Tatara also supplies solutions for
delivering secure mobile broadband services over cellular data and WiFi
networks, and 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.
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