During the summer, web giant Google invested some $25m in femtocell maker Ubiquisys and now those devices are ready to be deployed.

The Ubiquisys femtocells, which are like mini mobile base stations deployed either in homes or on campus, are presently in mass production.

The femtos have completed “intense trials” with eight tier one operators around the world and is now ready for commercial use. Rumour has it that Orange is one of the UK trialists and low-power-GSM-license holders O2, BT and Carphone Warehouse/ Opal Telecom have all reportedly looked at femtos as a possible option for residential services.