July 31, 2008

Hitachi Communication and Airvana to Develop Femtocell Products

Airvana, a provider of femtocell solutions to mobile network infrastructure, has signed an agreement with Hitachi Communication Technologies, to create and deliver customized versions of its femtocell products to inter-work with Hitachi core network products, for the Japanese market.

Airvana's contribution to the solution includes its HubBub CDMA femtocell, which supports both 1x-RTT and EV-DO services; its Universal Access Gateway, a carrier-class femtocell network gateway; and its Femtocell Service Manager, an auto-configuration and remote management system.

Hitachi Communication (Hitachi Com) provides its carrier-grade Femtocell convergence server that allows operators to connect femtocells to an existing mobile switching core, leveraging features and supplementary services that operators have developed over the years to provide service parity between the macro-cellular and femto-cellular networks. Under the agreement, Airvana will customize its femtocell products to support the advanced features of Hitachi Com's convergence server.

Sanjeev Verma, vice president of corporate development and femtocell business at Airvana, said: "Hitachi Com has deep expertise in CDMA technology. In addition, they have world-class systems integration expertise with which to deliver our joint femtocell solution to leading CDMA operators."