AT&T Home Femtocell Supports 3G Data, Voice
By Joseph Palenchar On Apr 5 2010 - 4:01am
LAS VEGAS — AT&T Wireless plans in
mid-April to expand availability of its first
residential femtocell, which improves
in-home cellular coverage and reduces
traffic on the carrier’s network.
The $149.99 AT&T 3G MicroCell, announced
at CTIA Wireless 2010, operates
like a miniature cellular base station,
routing cellphone calls and data
sessions over the Internet via a home’s
broadband modem. It’s promoted as the
only femtocell to support 3G data.
Trials of AT&T’s femtocell began in
September in select markets. Planned
distribution wasn’t disclosed.