KDDI picks Hitachi and Airvana for femtocells

3 Feb 2010

Japan’s second largest mobile operator by subscribers KDDI Corp has selected Airvana to provide it with 3G/CDMA femtocells and a Femtocell Service Manager (FSM) platform, as part of a comprehensive solution being delivered by Hitachi. Under the joint deal, Airvana will deliver its HubBub CDMA femtocell which it claims is ‘unique’ in the industry for its simultaneous support of both CDMA2000 1xRTT and 1xEV-DO services; the FSM for massive-scale device management and automated network planning; and the FNG femtocell network gateway. Hitachi will provide core network equipment to connect the HubBub femtocell system into KDDI’s core network. The cellco intends to commence trials of the combined Hitachi-Airvana femtocell solution in March 2010.

Japan, KDDI (au)