They join Vodafone, Three and T-Mobile who already offer services. Meanwhile, separately French operator Bouygues Telecom launched its own femtocell service too thereby joining SFR, Orange and Free Mobile which have already announced services.
“Femtocells have now been deployed by 43 operators globally and France and the UK have become the first markets where all operators have announced services. With nine of the top ten operators by revenue offering femtocells, the technology is proving to be a vital tool for improving mobile coverage and increasingly importantly capacity too. This comes at a time when the key femtocell technology is being employed in outdoor small cells which will be crucial for providing much needed extra capacity in urban hotspots as well as rural areas,” said Simon Saunders, Chairman of the Small Cell Forum.