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FULL 3G Guaranteed Optus to boost indoor mobile reception


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FULL 3G Guaranteed Optus to boost indoor mobile reception

Optus Femtocell

First why is this good !!
People with iPhone and have data plan and want to use that
data to share with your laptop at home,

 BUT reception was SH#@ .

Now a solution....YEAH ....Optus 3G Home Zone...

Author: AAP

Thursday 28th July 2011
Optus says a new product to boost indoor mobile reception will encourage people to ditch their fixed-line phone and save on line rental fees.
The device, called a femtocell, connects to a fixed-line broadband connection and gives Optus mobile users up to five bars (full reception) of coverage in their home.
The product, launched on Thursday, allows Optus mobile customers to get unlimited standard national calls to landlines and mobiles for a fee on top of their mobile plan.
Optus consumer managing director Michael Smith says the product ensures that mobile phones can be used to its fullest extent indoors.
"It is probably best explained as a mini base station in your home," Mr Smith said on Thursday.
"This device is about saying `actually in your house, where ever you are, we can be confident that you will get up to five bars of coverage'."
When an Optus mobile customer uses their phone inside the home, the data is delivered via the device and the fixed-line broadband connection rather than the mobile network.
Plans start from $5 a month, depending on the user's mobile package.
Up to 12 mobiles can be registered on the device, which will be available in Australian capital cities and some regional centres from Sunday.
A minimum fixed broadband speed of 128kbps is required.

Australia’s relationship with the home phone set to change with new Femtocell technology
11 Apr 2011


Femtocell devices designed to boost indoor 3G network coverage could actually create coverage blackspots, according to Telstra's chief technology officer Dr Hugh Bradlow.
Femtocell devices are deployed into homes and buildings where coverage is poor, acting as mini cell towers. Only 3G devices that are approved to access the femtocell can leverage a household's fixed-line broadband coverage to provide improved voice and data coverage. Optus launched a trial of an Alcatel-Lucent femtocell called 3G Home Zone with consumers earlier this year, while Vodafone has begun a limited trial of Huawei-branded devices with business customers.
According to Bradlow, Telstra is reluctant to join its rivals in offering femtocell devices because he said they interfere with normal network coverage for other users.
"[Femtocells] do actually cause holes in the macro coverage, so that because a femtocell is basically a private base station, you have to register handsets or dongles onto that base station for use by it. If you happen to be in someone else's house and their femtocell is actually sucking away capacity from the macrocell, then you actually can't get coverage at all," Bradlow told Twisted Wire.
Telstra has a philosophy of providing "always 3G" coverage for both indoor and outdoor, according to Bradlow. He also said Telstra addresses indoor coverage issues by using the more penetrative 850MHz spectrum in some places, as well as carrier-controlled small indoor cells in other areas. Furthermore, there was a buffer built into the network to allow better indoor coverage.
"We designed the network with an indoor margin built into it so that when the signal hits the side of a building there is at least 15dB that it can use to get inside the building and get coverage in the building," he said.
According to international group Femto Forum, however, the femtocell devices in use today do not interfere with macrocell coverage.
"They are extremely intelligent devices capable of sensing the use of frequencies around them and adapting their operation to minimise any disturbance while staying within parameters which are set by the operator. Ultimately, they benefit from the certainty of operation on licensed frequencies which can be carefully managed by the operator, unlike the licence-exempt frequencies used for Wi-Fi. Calculations and trials have demonstrated that femtocells actually reduce the overall interference levels in a network by reducing the loading of the outdoor network."
Bradlow also rejected industry speculation that customer use of femtocell devices would reduce network capacity issues for telcos.
"A lot of the femtocell manufacturers will claim that it does give you extra capacity, but we've done studies on that and the penetration of femtocells would have to be so significantly high to get any impact on network capacity that it is a meaningless concept," he said, adding that one third of households would need to have femtocell devices for it to have any noticeable effect.


Optus announced today that it had commenced the first Australian commercial pilot of a new wireless technology that is set to change Australia’s relationship with their home phone.  Australia’s first commercially available Femtocell device for consumers has arrived with the launch of Optus 3G Home Zone.
Optus 3G Home Zone is the newest and simplest way for consumers and small business customers who want an alternative voice solution for the home or small office.
The Optus 3G Home Zone is a small device that customers can self-install, by plugging the device into their existing fixed broadband internet service. Once connected, the Home Zone unit provides Optus customers who use mobile phones, smartphones, tablet PCs and mobile broadband devices in the home or small business office with access to their own private and dedicated in-home mobile network.

Gavin Williams, Optus Consumer Marketing Director said, “Increasingly customers are abandoning their fixed line in favour of mobile plans which offer incredible value, such as the Timeless plans which Optus pioneered two years ago. As more customers use 3G mobile devices as their main service in the home or small business office, Optus has been investigating ways to ensure customers receive the best experience possible from their mobile service, both from a value and a network perspective.
“Australia’s first commercial Femtocell pilot will provide valuable feedback from our customers on the multiple benefits of this technology.

The device will be initially available in selected Optus stores in Sydney, Brisbane, Wollongong and the Gold Coast,” Mr Williams said.

Optus 3G Home Zone will allow four simultaneous users to reliably make and receive calls and access 3G data services like email, internet browsing and social networking sites within a 30 metre radius of the Home Zone unit. The Optus 3G Home Zone can be easily activated through an online portal where customers can add and remove friends, family and colleagues to ensure everyone has a secure and dedicated signal within the home or small office environment.

“We believe Femtocells are an important way of enhancing the customer experience of the Optus Open Network by acting as a wireless gateway into the home or office. The Optus 3G Home Zone will not only personalise the quality of mobile coverage in the home but has the potential to deliver relevant service benefits such as applications for social networking, entertainment and business,” Mr Williams said.

Select Optus Business Enterprise customers are also participating in an Optus 3G Business Zone Femtocell trial.
For more information please see
Media contact: Joshua Drayton, Optus Corporate Affairs, 02 8082 8138

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