Broadband to route mobile phone calls

12 February 2008 / by None
New technology will enable mobile phone users to experiment with routing their phone calls through their home broadband connection.

The technology is similar to an internet wireless w-fi connection, and is being implemented due to increasing pressure on the normal network from people accessing the web from their phones, reports the Times.

'Femtocells' are a wireless connectivity system that means that any mobile phone used in the house is routed via a broadband connection, continues the report.

Commenting on the increasing strain that network is experiencing, Steve Mallinson, chief executive of ip.access, a Cambridge-based provider of femtocells, said: "There's going to be an explosive growth in data services and the regular 3G network simply will not be able to cope as these services are rolled out."

With the mobile phone market saturated, carriers are constantly looking for new ways to boost their revenue, according to the newspaper.

In related news, villagers in Gwytherin, Conwy have complained they are living in a communication "black hole" due to a lack of mobile phone coverage and broadband connection, reports the BBC.

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