A Femtocell is a 3G access point which has been developed for use in buildings. Femtocells provides a low-cost dedicated 3G coverage and capacity indoors.
O2 has begun an initial period of live testing with NEC. If successful, the trial will be rolled out in greater numbers across the UK in the summer, with the view to a commercial launch by early 2009. Vodafone is currently carrying out technical trials in Spain with both Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei.