Argela selects Picochip for femtocell push
Telecom solutions provider Argela has selected Picochip as the core technology supplier for its femtocell developments. Based in Istanbul and Silicon Valley, Argela will use Picochip’s femtocell technology in products for its customers around the world. The company is in the process of developing a line of femtocell products as well as femtocell solutions for enterprise, metro and rural deployments.
Argela has been chosen by the mobile operator, Avea, for its femtocell deployment which is planned for a Q3 2011 launch in Turkey. This deployment will render Argela the first Iuh-based femtocell access point in the market. Avea offers services to 96% of Turkey's population through its next-generation network.
Argela’s line of femtocell technology products and solutions include residential, enterprise, and outdoor femtocells as well as femtozone applications and services which can be added via Argela’s APPs-on Femto Application Server.
“2010 has seen the femtocell market move into the mainstream,” said Nigel Toon, President and CEO of Picochip. “Argela’s selection of Picochip is a strong validation of our leadership and we look forward to working together across the range of exciting products they are developing. Companies like Argela are showing how the femtocell concept can extend into new geographies and new product segments, it is thanks to that growth that we will sell more than one million femtocell chips this year.”