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T-Mobile wants to boost your indoor cell signal

Its new CellSpot device, part of the carrier's larger push to improve network coverage, acts as a mini cell phone tower in your home or office.

By November 2, 2015


T-Mobile makes big Wi-Fi push on heels of iPhone 6's Wi-Fi calling

The wireless carrier is expanding its existing Wi-Fi calling and texting service with promises of more coverage in the home and in the air.

By September 10, 2014


Qualcomm promises better in-home 4G LTE coverage with new chip

Maker of wireless chips says it has a cost-effective way for wireless operators to better use their 4G LTE spectrum.

By June 11, 2014


Ericsson aims to bring cell signal everywhere, one Dot at a time

Ericsson introduces the Radio Dot System, which is designed to bring cell phone signal to hard-to-reach places, such as the inside of a big building.

By September 25, 2013


Fujitsu 4G femtocell carries global sales ambition

With the LGE-capable femtocell, debuting at CES next week, the Japanese company hopes to expand its networking business to other countries.

By January 6, 2012


The carriers' not-so-secret weapon to improve cell service

They're called small cells, and they've got the industry buzzing about them. CNET explains what they are and why you should care about them.

By June 9, 2013


Femtocell security flaw puts Vodafone customers at risk of phone tapping

Vodafone customers could be vulnerable to phone tapping, a hacker group claims, due to a security flaw with Vodafone's Sure Signal femotcell boxes.

By July 14, 2011


Pwned or paranoid? Phone weirdness at Defcon

Random error messages, suspicious voice message numbers, fuzzy screens, and jammed networks had some hackers worried.

By August 3, 2012


Sprint offering 3G femtocells if you qualify

Sprint will give you its EV-DO-capable Airave Access Point for free, but only if you qualify.

By August 23, 2010


Ask and ye shall receive a free AT&T femtocell?

Don't get your hopes up, but an AT&T market trial means one suffering customer got a solution to his network woes without paying a cent.

By July 12, 2010