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Articles tagged with: Lucent

Microsoft To Pay $70 M To Alcatel In Patent Ruling

The patent war is not new is US. Almost everyone is suing someone else for some goddamn reason. The patent war between Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft is also not new. There had been a number of clashes between the two companies ever since 2002 when Alcatel sued Gateway and Dell and Microsoft jumped in to help the two companies.

According to a recent federal ruling, Microsoft is bound to pay $70 million to Alcatel-Lucent by the order of a San Diego federal judge for the patent infringement which was originally filed by engineers at AT&T in 2003. The patent dealt with data entry on computer screen without using a keyboard.

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…

Cuba’s New $70 Million Internet Pipe

Last week, an undersea cable joining Cuba with Venezuela was completed, a process that took nearly 3 weeks and $70 million. A second leg will connect Cuba with Jamaica which will become operational this summer. These new cables will increase internet capacity by 3000% and according to Prensa Latina, these new cable are “a breach” in the longstanding trade embargo against the island.


The Venezuela link runs some 1500 kilometers and comes in thru the city of Santiago de Cuba in the eastern part of the island. The fiber was laid down by Alcatel-Lucent a French company.