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Articles tagged with: lightradio

Tiny Cube Cuts Mobile Phone Cost — Coming Soon

Lightradio is a small square device about the size of a Rubik’s cube, designed by Alcatel-Lucent. The device is essentially a cell phone tower enclosed in a 2.3 inch block, consuming 1.5 watts of power, powering a two-block radius. Alcatel-Lucent knows that the global wireless industry is spending 210 billion dollars a year to operate their networks and a quarter of that to upgrade them. Meanwhile, mobile data is expected to grow 30-fold in the next five years and 500-fold in the next ten years…