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re: Indoor femtocell market flat in 2012, says ABI
Dave1010101   7/11/2012 6:43:57 AM
IC component suppliers want this market to take off as do many other suppliers to the market.But who is actually trying to create user demand. Given the fact that service providers have as much appeal to the average US citizen as Congress does I doubt people will buy these devices.

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re: Indoor femtocell market flat in 2012, says ABI
Bert22306   7/9/2012 11:12:11 PM
I have two suggestions on this subject. The first is that femtocells owned and operated by the cellcos will probably become a lot more popular in the future, as a way of making better use of spectrum. They might be mounted on street lamps or on telephone poles, in the more congested parts of a cellular market. And they will create a seamless cell structure with that telco's macrocells. The other suggestion is, with handheld devices capable of roaming from 3G/4G networks to WiFi networks, why one earth would a homeowner need to install his own femtocell? Don't domestic femtocells use the homeowner's broadband link as a backhaul anyway? Might as well go to the Internet with the existing WiFi access point, rather than introduce that redundant 3G/4G link inside the home.

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re: Indoor femtocell market flat in 2012, says ABI
goafrit   7/9/2012 6:59:39 PM
ABI Research is simply wrong here. The lackluster volume shipments of residential and enterprise femtocells plaguing the indoor small cell market in 2011 and 2012 is here to stay. They should be smart to understand that users do not need this tool.

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re: Indoor femtocell market flat in 2012, says ABI
Peter Clarke   7/9/2012 5:38:00 PM
ABI keeps on over calling various forms of the femtocell equipment market. I still don't quite understand why cellular operators think service users will pay for infrastructure equipment and power it up. I know the argument is they will do it for improved service and it is only the same as buying a wireless router for Wi-Fi connectivity. But with Wi-Fi if all routers nearby are password protected if you don't do it you have no service. With cellular, the cells are not password protected, and you are used to service albeit of variable quality. It is clearly the service operators' job to strive to improve it. I would be reluctant to pay once for inadequate service and they to have to pay for infrastructure just to get the service level up. But that is me

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