StarHub announces femtocell trial

7 May 2008

Singaporean fixed and mobile operator StarHub has announced the launch of femtocell trials for a pre-selected group of consumers starting next week. ZDNet Asia reports that 200 people will initially test the technology over a six-month period to assess its ability to improve indoor phone coverage and potentially lower voice tariffs. The femtocells will connect 3G/3.5G mobile devices to StarHub’s mobile network. The company’s head of mobile services, Anil Nihalani, said of the trials: ‘We will be evaluating the effectiveness of this new technology in delivering 3G and 3.5G mobile services – voice and video calls, as well as SMS, MMS and data services – within the home environment. This trial will enable us to determine whether femtocell technology is a viable technology for use in Singapore.’

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