Femto-sell

27 Jan 2009

The largest US cellular operator by subscribers, Verizon Wireless, has launched a new femtocell product which offers customers improved mobile coverage within their home or office. The new Network Extender indoor base station, which has been produced by Samsung, will retail for just under USD250 and improves coverage over an area of up to 5,000 square feet. ‘It’s like getting a million-dollar cell site in your home for USD249.99,’ said Jack Plating, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless. ‘Network Extender makes Verizon Wireless’ reliable network even more reliable, filling in nooks and crannies for customers who see the need.’ Smaller rival Sprint Nextel has already introduced its own femtocell offering, while second-placed cellco AT&T is expected to launch its own product in the near future.

United States, Verizon Wireless