Texas Patent of the Month – February 2022

Femtocells are small mobile phone base stations which are connected to the phone network via the internet, especially in areas with poor cell reception. They typically cover a space as small as a room within a building. These are normally adhoc set ups deployed to give mobile telephone access to employees. Many businesses are using these setups to forgo a landline set up, which can become expensive. Tango Networks, Inc. has designed a method of supporting these femto setups to make them more accessible and easily implemented.

Tango’s method can efficiently route a call in a femtocell network. This makes it easier to integrate a variety of network communication infrastructures including VoIP, PBX, and mobile station – landline communications. The setup makes it possible for femtocell networks to support local media call routing by using local IP access capabilities.

In this method, the network has a carrier gateway server , mobile switching center, and home location register. If a call is made from the mobile station, it can be transmitted to a femtocell gateway, mobile switching center, and carrier gateway to be passed onto the enterprise gateway. At this point, the system obtains policy information including the routing policy. This info then directs the call via local media from the original call spot to the enterprise gateway server.

Tango Networks has been working to enhance communications systems for companies. Their solutions are meant to enable businesses to adopt Mobile First strategies with innovative communications solutions for today’s distributed workforce. With such a wide variety of mobile devices and networks, creating single solutions is complex and requires extensive R&D work.

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