Monday, March 21, 2011

A Cell Tower in the Palm of Your Hand

Alcatel-Lucent has come up with an interesting and perhaps game changing invention. It is a cell data transmitter that is roughly the size of an old Rubik's cube. The company has been able to put the technology for 2G, 3G and 4G networks together in one device so that cell phone companies can maximize coverage. Each cube covers about 2 city blocks. The cubes can be stacked for areas needing better bandwidth. They can also be installed almost anywhere, so this will be a great idea for college campuses and sports stadiums. They will also work well for rest stops and may actually encourage drivers to stop to use their smart phones as they will know they can get better coverage at the rest stop.

4 comments:

Nomad said...

Very exciting. Interesting to see Sprint is the only one actively engaging on it. Clearly, they are eager to be seen as the "cutting edge innovator" while VZW and AT&T lag behind.

shadowmom1 said...

I love this. Maybe our town can put these small things all around, as now our townsfolk do not want "unsightly" towers and our reception is very weak.

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