Qualcomm makes femtocell investment in ip.access


Qualcomm makes femtocell investment in ip.access

Antony Savvas

Qualcomm, the 3G chipset company, is the latest company to invest in UK mobile femtocell specialist, ip.access.

Ip.access uses a number of network systems - including Oyster 3G femtocell package - to route 3G mobile operators' signals inside buildings.

The Oyster 3G technology uses a residential broadband connection to deliver a high-quality 3G signal in the home. A number of network operators worldwide are trialling the technology.

Consumers and businesses use femtocell technology to boost 3G signals in buildings. This improves the quality of voice and data-based mobile signals on shared connections.

The technology is seen as an alternative to Wi-Fi routers.

Qualcomm joins Cisco, Intel Capital, ADC, Motorola Ventures, Scottish Equity Partners, Rothschild Gestion and Amadeus Capital Partners in taking a stake in the firm.

Qualcomm has not disclosed the scale of its investment.

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