Sprint to upgrade its Airave femtocell to 3G
According to newly filed FCC documents, Sprint might be readying a new deployment of the Airave femtocell to have 3G/EV-DO plus a VoIP landline port.
Even though Sprint was one the first carriers in the country to offer a femtocell solution to its customers, itsdevice was not able to support 3G service. So while your voice calls would improve, your data signal would be the same as before. (The Airave does provide coverage for the 1x network, however.)
Now it seems that Sprint will finally be adding 3G/EV-DO support to a new generation of Airave femtocells, including a port for landline VoIP, if these FCC documents are to be believed. Word is that Verizon is also getting in the game by releasing a 3G femtocell later this year as well (Verizon calls its femtocell a ). This is hot on the heels of starting this month. Neither Verizon nor Sprint have responded yet to our inquiries for confirmation.