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Femtocells outnumber 3G base stations, according to report

Informa Telecoms & Media has calculated that 3G femtocells now outnumber conventional 3G base stations.

In fact, its latest report calculates there are more than 2.3 million 3G femtocells around the world compared to 1.6 million conventional 3G base stations.

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Mobile data traffic moving to WiFi and Femtocells

New figures from Juniper Research suggest that 63% of data traffic generated by smartphones, tablets and feature phones will be carried by fixed networks - via WiFi and Femtocells - by 2015.

This annual amount of mobile data traffic 'offloaded' from mobile networks is expected to reach nearly 9000 petabytes by 2015, the equivalent of 11 billion movie downloads.

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Report says femtocell deployments doubled in the past 12 months

A report from Informa Telecoms & Media has revealed that deployments of femtocells have more than doubled in the past 12 months.

Most femtocells were supplied for residential use, although almost a third were in businesses - a dramatic increase from 12 months ago when the company recorded no non-residential deployments.

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The end of unlimited* mobile data has almost arrived

Mark Bridge writes:

Unlimited mobile data. Once upon a time, it seemed that everyone offered it. Not that mobile data was ever really unlimited – there tended to be a ‘fair usage’ clause tucked away in the terms and conditions – but the word ‘unlimited’ was used a lot. The fact that it was always accompanied by an asterisk didn’t seem to trouble trading standards departments.

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The UK goes MMS mad in the snow

Vodafone UK says over three quarters of a million pictures were taken and sent by its customers yesterday as the country was hit by heavy snow. That’s 63% higher than the previous week, with early morning messaging – between 6am and 12 noon – up 155%.

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