Femtocell types | class1, class2, class3
This page on Femtocell tutorial covers femtocell types. There are various types of femtocells based on different standard technologies such as wimax, 2G, 3G, 4G(or LTE) etc. The femtocells are classified into class1, class2 and class3 as follows.
The features of Femtocell class1 are as follows.
It works similar to WiFi access points(APs).
Transmit power(EIRP): 20 dBm or less
Application: enterprise or residential
Installation: It should be taken care by the end user.
Voice calls per channel: typically about 4 to 6
Data services: Supported
The features of Femtocell class2 are as follows.
Transmit power(EIRP): 24 dBm
Number of users: about 6 to 12
Installation: It is taken care by the femtocell service operator. End user can also install the same as per assistance.
The features of Femtocell class3 are as follows.
It has high transmit power to provide larger coverage range. It supports more users than class 1 and class 2 femtocell types. Installation is taken care by service operator to the authorized end users. This type of femtocell can be deployed both in the indoors and outdoors as per applications.
Femtocell tutorial related links
RF Wireless Tutorials
Refer following RF and wireless tutorials in addition to femtocell tutorial described on this page.
GSM TD-SCDMA wimax LTE UMTS GPRS CDMA SCADA WLAN 802.11ac 802.11ad GPS Zigbee z-wave Bluetooth UWB IoT T&M satellite Antenna RADAR RFID