NEC, Airvana Announce Standards-Compliant Femtocell Solution



February 4, 2018

NEC Corporation today announced that it will provide Airvana’s (NASDAQ: AIRV) HubBub™ UMTS consumer and high-capacity enterprise femtocell access point as part of its femtocell solution offering to mobile operators worldwide.

NEC will offer Airvana’s femtocell access point as part of its growing ecosystem of femtocell access point vendors.

Airvana is a leader in femtocell technology that provides a wide portfolio of CDMA and UMTS femtocell access points.

“Our collaboration with Airvana is a step forward to our goal of providing a true multi-vendor environment to mobile operators,” said Anil Kohli, General Manager, Indoor Solution division at NEC.

“Airvana’s leadership and innovation in femtocell technology and standards is demonstrated by its UMTS femtocell which will deliver tremendous value to mobile operator customers.”

Airvana’s 3GPP (3G Partnership Project)-compliant femtocell access point will deliver out-of-the-box interoperability with the NEC femtocell gateway including the security gateway, concentrator and the Femtocell Access Point Management System.

NEC will provide a smooth transition of its deployed femtocell gateways to a standards-based gateway, connecting the Airvana femtocell access point to the mobile operator network.

“The combination of NEC’s network integration expertise and Airvana’s femtocells will allow mobile operators to rapidly deploy an end-to-end femtocell solution with confidence,” said Sanjeev Verma, Vice President, Femtocell Business and Corporate Development, Airvana.

“This relationship broadens the distribution channels for our UMTS femtocell products and strengthens NEC’s femtocell solution portfolio.”

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