Features integrated analog telephone adaptor and router
Airvana has launched the HubBub Connected Home Femtocell, a new model of the HubBub CDMA femtocell that features an integrated analog telephone adaptor and router. This combination allows subscribers to use femtocell as the core of a home telephony offering that integrates the home phone with their mobile phone service.
According to Airvana, by connecting to the HubBub’s analog telephone adaptor, consumers can take advantage of cordless phones already in place and keep their existing home phone number. With this product, consumers can lower their home phone expenses and at the same time improve their mobile phone experience with 5-bar coverage.
For mobile operators that do not offer fixed-line voice services, the HubBub Connected Home Femtocell provides an opportunity to enhance average revenue per user (ARPU) by offering subscriber’s mobile and fixed-line telephony services. It also allows integrated operators who offer both fixed-line and mobile services to reduce their analog voice subscriber churn by offering converged services that link mobile phones with home phones, the company said.
In addition, Airvana has integrated a router within the HubBub Connected Home Femtocell. The design of the integrated unit allows the router to prioritise voice traffic being channelled through the femtocell.
Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDMA Development Group, said: Airvana’s HubBub CDMA Femtocell reflects the innovation and efforts of the CDMA community to provide subscribers with a wide range of new services. Femtocells and other technologies will play a key role in operators’ efforts to efficiently and cost-effectively increase ARPU while addressing the growing demand for 3G performance.