So here we are in the second half of 2008—why are femtocells not more widely deployed in our homes? When are we finally going to get five bars in the family room? And what’s keeping us from quicker YouTube downloads in our kitchens? I mean really, people, what’s the hold-up with femtocells? Just kidding, folks. My feigned impatience is a tongue-in-cheek poke at one of the most promising and talked-about technologies of the year. And yet here we are, 18 months after the market first awoke to this fabulous opportunity, devoid of any real femtocell deployments, save a few isolated trials. In fact, many analysts and vendors now present 2010 as the “year of mass market femtocells.”