US mobile operators are feeling the strain on their cell phone networks as mobile data usage continues to grow exponentially. In addition, aggressive flat-rate data pricing is becoming the industry norm, and the capital cost to add the needed capacity to mobile networks is no longer being offset by higher ARPU (revenue). Mobile operators need cost-effective methods to increase network capacity and improve coverage to meet ever-growing subscriber demands.
To help address this challenge, companies like Kineto offer both Wi-Fi-based and Femtocell-based solutions for mobile operators. These Wi-Fi-based solutions enable operators like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint to turn any standard Wi-Fi access point into a seamless extension of their mobile network, allowing subscribers to receive all their mobile services when connected via Wi-Fi. Kineto’s Femtocell-based Smart Offload solution enables operators to provide subscribers low-powered 3G base stations for use at home or office to provide ‘five bars’ of cellular coverage. The core problems a dual-mode femtocell solve are:
* Solves the data capacity crunch at cell phone towers for voice, data, IMS, not just Internet traffic like YouTube, to the fixed network.
* Resolves the 3G indoor issues at home and in the office where you need it most.
* Addresses VoIP with service pricing based on location.
* Helps battery performance enabling handsets to transmit at lower power thereby increase handsets' talk and standby times.
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