March 21, 2011

NOTHING COSTS MORE THAN IT USED TO:

The tiny cube that could cut your cell phone bill: LightRadio is Alcatel-Lucent's solution to a big mobile data problem.LightRadio is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but Alcatel-Lucent designed it to fix a big problem. (David Goldman, March 21, 2011, CNNMoney)

As mobile data usage skyrockets, wireless companies are spending billions each year to maximize capacity, and consumers end up footing the cost in the form of higher cell phone bills.

But a cube that fits in the palm of your hand could help solve that problem.

It's called lightRadio, a Rubik's cube-sized device made by Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) that takes all of the components of a cell phone tower and compresses them down into a 2.3-inch block. Unlike today's cell towers and antennas, which are large, inefficient and expensive to maintain, lightRadio is tiny, capacious and power-sipping.


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