U.K. telco giant BT said at the Informa Femtocell Solution Conference in London that, like many other carriers, it is conducting technical evaluations of femtocell technology. However, the carrier is concerned the cost of introducing femtocells as a residential fixed-mobile convergence solution may still be more expensive than the carrier's current HomeHub gateway offering.
BT has not had great success with FMC so far, with its Fusion voice FMC service reportedly garnering less than 50,000 subscribers. Meanwhile, network operators elsewhere, such as Ukraine's national telco, are said to be very interested in femtocells.
- Femtocell technology was a former Innovation of the Week