Samsung UbiCell CDMA Base Station for Sprint

Mar 28 2007 - 11:33 AM ET | CTIA, Samsung, Sprint Nextel, Unique

CTIA 2007 -- One of the more interesting new devices at CTIA is the Samsung UbiCell base station. A small white box that looks like a WiFi access point, the UbiCell is actually mini cell tower designed for CDMA 1x networks. The device connects to a mobile network through a broadband connection and is designed to provide enhanced cell coverage for the home. Unlike UMA technology, nothing special is needed for mobile handsets to take advantage of the base station. Samsung will be distributing the UbiCell through Sprint, though other versions (such as GSM) may appear on other carriers.

Sprint should begin selling the UbiCell in the Summer. Pricing is unknown but will be geared towards consumers.