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FemtoZone launches at Mobile World Congress 2009
Posted: 22-Jan-2009 [Source: The Femto Forum]

[The Femto Forum together with GSMA will launch the FemtoZone at the Mobile World Congress 2009 serving as a one-stop shop for visitors interested in the latest developments in the femtocell industry.]

London -- -The Femto Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, has together with the GSMA, the global body for the mobile industry, created the FemtoZone at Mobile World Congress 2009 (16-19 February 2009). The FemtoZone will serve as a one-stop-shop for all visitors interested in learning about the latest developments in the femtocell industry as it undergoes a pivotal year for deployment.

The FemtoZone (Stand - 2.1B34) will feature a daily schedule of public presentations from operators and vendors on the major opportunities and challenges facing the femtocell market. This will include an exclusive presentation from an independent analyst firm which has conducted extensive research into the operator business case using real world statistics from the Femto Forum’s operator members. Other presentations will cover a variety of topics that impact operators, device vendors, component suppliers and femtocell application developers. The FemtoZone will demonstrate the level of industry support and breadth of the femtocell ecosystem and will showcase a variety of products.

“Over the past year the femtocell industry has overcome major technical and business challenges paving the way in 2009 for operators to introduce commercial services. As such the Mobile World Congress is going to be a key event for operators to cement their consumer propositions to ensure their launches are as successful as possible,” said Professor Simon Saunders, Chairman of The Femto Forum. “We’re thrilled to be sharing our vision with the GSMA which has been instrumental in the development of new technologies and services in the communications industry. This collaboration will create a perfect venue for show attendees to learn about, discuss and contribute to this exciting new technology.”

“This year’s Mobile World Congress marks the beginning of the real acid test for femtocells. The FemtoZone will attempt to address the key issues, such as what is going to be the key driver for successful deployments and are there going to be further technical hurdles to be addressed before we see large scale deployment,” said Robindhra Mangtani, Director of the GSMA project on Femtocells. “Together with the Femto Forum we’re aiming to make the FemtoZone the centerpiece for everyone interested in femtocells at Mobile World Congress.”


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