10/02/2010 09:50:00
NEC to Launch New Femtocell Access Point from Ubiquisys

Enables operators to offer high performance, competitive pricing, low energy consumption

London 10 February 2010 - NEC Corporation (NEC) announced today the addition of a new femtocell access point from Ubiquisys, to its end-to-end femtocell solution.  The NEC FP810 femtocell access point will be available to mobile operators in April 2010.

 “One of the main concerns of mobile operators has been to understand the business case for femtocells.  The launch of the NEC FP810 proves how we are meeting that challenge by providing mobile operators with a low-price, high-performance and low-energy-consumption device,” said Richard Hanscott, vice president, NEC Europe.

The NEC FP810 is a discreet size – eight centimetres – and delivers high capacity and performance: it is capable of up to eight simultaneous calls and supports HSPA (High Speed Packet Access).   It consumes less than 5W of power which is below the EC code of conduct power consumption targets and up to three times lower than most commercially available femtocells.

“We have a proven track record with NEC in providing cutting-edge femtocell solutions to mobile operators and understand the challenges they face.  Our collaboration with NEC meets these challenges by providing a low-cost femtocell solution with high performance and low-energy consumption,” said Chris Gilbert, chief executive officer, Ubiquisys.

The NEC FP810 is powered by the Femto-Engine software from Ubiquisys which has patented Self Organising Networks (SON) capabilities that provide continuous spectrum monitoring, self-adapting radio resource management and integral optimised timing synchronization.

Notes to Editors:

NEC will attend the Mobile World Congress 2010 (MWC 2010), a premier industry event held in Barcelona, Spain, on 15 – 18 February 2010, at Booth 8A125 (Hall 8).


For more information contact:

Rebecca Atherley
NEC Europe
t:+44 (0) 20 8752 2796
m:+44 (0) 7720 415875
e: rebecca.atherley@emea.nec.com

Ed Howson (Ubiquisys)
t:+44 (0)20 79819783
m:+44 (0)7740 173051
e: ed.howson@temono.com

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilise the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com. NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. ©2013 NEC Corporation.

About Ubiquisys Ltd

Ubiquisys is ranked the #1 femtocell vendor by ABI Research Inc with commercial deployments in France and Japan.  Its Femto-Engine software system creates a complete ready-to-deploy 3G femtocell, providing proven self-organising capabilities off-the-shelf.  Ubiquisys Hardware Blueprints enable manufacturers to rapidly produce low-cost “Engine-Ready” femtocells for Consumer, Business, Enterprise Grid, Rural and Metro applications.  A pioneer of femtocells, Ubiquisys created the Femto Forum to promote standards in this fast-emerging industry.  Investors include Google, T-Mobile Venture Fund and NEC. (www.ubiquisys.com)