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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "femtocell"?

A femtocell is a miniature cell tower for homes or small businesses that extends a carrier's traditional network's range. Femtocells connect to a carrier's network over the customer's broadband internet connection and provide a strong local signal that cell phones in the building can use for any of the typical voice or data applications. Femtocells require carrier support in order to be of any use. The Samsung Ubicell (Sprint Airave) is an example of a commercially available femtocell.

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