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Airvana Named a Finalist at 2011 Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Awards

Airvana CDMA Femtocell Shortlisted in 'Residential Femtocell Access Point Design and Technology Innovation' Category

June 07, 2011
Press Release

Airvana LLC, the 3G CDMA femtocell company, has been named a finalist in the ‘Residential Femtocell Access Point Design and Technology Innovation’ award category of the 2011 Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Awards. The winner of the award will be announced at a gala awards dinner on June 22, 2011 at Femtocells World Summit in London.

Airvana’s femtocell is the world’s first and only IMS-based dual-mode femtocell. As a dual-mode femtocell, it supports both CDMA2000 1xRTT and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, thereby covering practically 100% of a CDMA operator’s subscribers. By routing all 1xRTT voice calls through the IMS core rather than legacy MSCs, it reduces the cost of offering unlimited voice plans and enables VoIP services. Airvana’s femtocell further improves an operator’s business case by integrating an Ethernet router and a VoIP analog telephone adaptor.

Amit Jain, vice president of sales and marketing at Airvana, said, “Airvana has consistently been a leader in the femtocell industry, with the first commercially-available 3G CDMA femtocell, the first IMS-based femtocell, and the first open standards-based femtocell management system. We’re honored that the Femto Forum has recognized our contribution to the femtocell market by nominating Airvana for this prestigious award.”

The awards were open to the whole industry and are judged independently of the Femto Forum by a panel of distinguished analysts, journalists and industry experts, chaired by Dean Bubley, Founder and Director at Disruptive Analysis. The awards attracted entries from vendors and operators from across the world and the full spectrum of the mobile value chain.

“These awards, like the whole femtocell industry, have transformed out of all recognition since their inception. The overwhelming consensus in the mobile industry is that femtocells represent a critical part of the evolution of mobile networks. This is reflected in the growing number of deployments by almost all the major operator groups as well as the smaller regional players,” said Simon Saunders, The Femto Forum’s chairman. “These awards recognize and reward this remarkable transformation of the mobile industry.”

About Airvana LLC
Airvana LLC.‘s femtocell solutions dramatically improve the coverage, performance and capacity of 3G CDMA wireless networks. The company’s achievements include the delivery of the first 3G CDMA femtocell to be deployed commercially by mobile operators, the first IMS-based femtocell, and the first open femtocell management system. Airvana is a founding member of the femtocell industry body, the Femto Forum, and has played an active role in the development of femtocell standards. The company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, visit www.airvana.com.

About The Femto Forum
Femtocells are low-power wireless access points that operate in licensed spectrum to connect standard mobile devices to a mobile operator’s network using residential DSL or cable broadband connections. The Femto Forum (www.femtoforum.org) has been set up to promote the wide-scale adoption of femtocells. It has 137 members including 63 operators representing more than 1.71 billion mobile subscribers—33% of the global total. Comprised of mobile operators, telecoms hardware and software vendors, content providers and innovative start-ups, its mission is to advance the development and adoption of small cells via femtocells and broader applications of femto technology for the provision of high-quality 2G/3G/4G coverage and services within the residential, enterprise and public access markets.

Airvana Named a Finalist at 2011 Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Awards

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