AT&T targeting femto launch for this year

AT&T said at a conference in London that it plans to launch national 3G femtocell-based service later this year, according to Light Reading's Unstrung. AT&T has been reported for some time to be aiming for a commercial launch this year, though this occasion apparently is the first time that the carrier has confirmed its timing for the rollout. The news comes as other carriers, such as Verizon Communications, have pursued femtocell or femtocell-like services, though AT&T's offering would be one of the few UMTS-based services--Vodafone recently said it is about to launch its own UMTS offering.

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- Light Reading's Unstrung has this story

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