ABI Research Femtocell Survey Ranks Ubiquisys First

Ubiquisys Ltd, the leading developer of intelligent femto access points for the residential market, has been named number one femtocell vendor in an independent study by ABI Research. Ubiquisys has recently gained significant traction in the sector with major announcements that include a deal to provide the 3G femtocell technology for NETGEAR’s forthcoming home gateway, which will also incorporate Wi-Fi and a DSL modem.

Ubiquisys has also founded the Femto Forum to support and promote the uptake of femtocell technologies worldwide. It is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation whose membership includes many leading operators and vendors.

“The femtocell market is moving rapidly with all of the major network operator groups currently assessing femtocell technologies,” said Chris Gilbert, CEO of Ubiquisys. “Ubiquisys is driving the industry forward with a combination of best-of-breed technology, tier one OEM partnerships and leadership on defining open standards across the value chain. We believe innovation coupled with a strong partner ecosystem is becoming increasingly important as we move towards commercial operator deployments.”

“It was clear back in 2006 that we were not only initiating a new model for network deployment, but were also developing a complex ecosystem that would require a standards based platform if solutions were to achieve scale and global reach,” said Will Franks, CTO and co-founder of Ubiquisys. “This led to the idea of the Femto Forum. I’m delighted that a wide range of companies including our customers, partners and competitors have supported its launch and am proud to have helped kick start the initiative.”

The Ubiquisys ZoneGate femtocell is a plug-and-play 3G access point that uses a mobile subscriber’s xDSL connection to transport voice and data calls to the core network using a range of standards-based interfaces.

Ubiquisys are sponsors of the July 3-5 International Conference on Home Access Points and Femtocells in London. The co-founder and CTO of Ubiquisys, Will Franks, is presenting “Femtocell Solutions – Understanding the Femtocell Eco-system,” while the vice president of sales, Richard Staveley, is speaking on a panel reviewing femtocell price points.

About Ubiquisys Ltd
Ubiquisys is a privately owned communications company formed in 2004 to bring the ground breaking ZoneGate femtocell technology to market. The ZoneGate 3G access point is a small plug-and-play device that simply and seamlessly connects to a user’s broadband gateway or becomes an integrated module as part of a comprehensive residential gateway device. The system is network connectivity agnostic, supporting multiple interfaces to the operator’s core network. The ZoneGate access point is remotely managed and updated using standard TR-069 management systems. ZoneGate enables mobile operators to extend 3G coverage in an extremely targeted way, reduce deployment costs, generate new revenue streams and speed up fixed-mobile substitution. Ubiquisys was recently named a Red Herring Europe 100 Winner.

About the Femto Forum
The Femto Forum is a not-for-profit membership organisation founded in 2007 to promote femtocell deployment worldwide. Comprised of mobile operators, telecoms hardware and software vendors and innovative start-ups, its mission is to advance the development and adoption of femtocell products and services as the optimum technology for the provision of high-quality mobile coverage and premium services within the residential market.