femtocellIn telecommunications, a femtocell is a small cellular base station or a wireless access point that is typically used to improve indoor cellular reception inside a home or small business. A femtocell connects to the carrier's network via broadband and can support up to five mobile phones. The main benefits to using femtocell technology is an overall increase in call quality and an increase of indoor cellular coverage. Femtocells are usually compatible with CDMA2000,WiMAX, and UMTS devices. May also be called a home base station or known by its older name of access point base station.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
Webopedia's student apps roundup will help you to better organize your class schedule and stay on top of assignments and homework. Read More »List of Free Shorten URL Services
A URL shortener is a way to make a long Web address shorter. Try this list of free services. Read More »Top 10 Tech Terms of 2015
The most popular Webopedia definitions of 2015. Read More »
The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »Computer Architecture Study Guide
This Webopedia study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »What Are Network Topologies?
Network Topology refers to layout of a network. How different nodes in a network are connected to each other and how they communicate is... Read More »