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05/14/2012

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I agree that WiFi could easily displace femtocells, but this will require the carriers to shift their attitude with respect to equipment and security. As it stands, only authorized equipment is connecting to core services. Kineto's solution likely requires exposing access to the outside network (which could require a team of professionals managing the appropriate firewalls) or a secured tunnel. The tunneling approach has often been rejected in the past because it will be implemented in software that can be cracked and provides a false sense of security.

Of course, femtocells have been known to fall prey to attacks in the past, but security guys aren't known for letting reality stand in the way of a good theoretical model.

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