Today I had my first experience with a Femtocell; a 3G Microcell from AT&T to be precise. Placed in a location where I had previously been – with absolutely no signal at all – it provides coverage in the area with no degradation in the quality when behind a couple of walls.

I intended to run a couple of handover tests but, between the Femtocell coverage area and the street there is an elevator and 25 floors, so the experiments were not possible at all.

All in all, this is a useless post but I just wanted to share with everyone my first Femtocell experience. Interesting that, after 2 years and a half doing research on Femtocell networks, it was not until today that I got the chance to try one.

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