Tiny Transmitters Could Help Avert Data Throttling

Light Radio Cube

Major carriers, arguing that their networks are clogged with smart-phone and tablet traffic, are increasingly implementing data throttling, the practice of targeting heavy users by slowing down data-transfer speeds. Now a gadget invented at Bell Labs—a programmable, pint-sized transmitter that requires no new traditional cell towers—could rapidly add capacity and thus help avoid data bottlenecks.

The gadgets are known as light radio cubes. Measuring just six centimeters on each side, they are miniature transmitters and receivers that can be programmed to work flexibly in different contexts to add capacity.

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  • jzander

    Yes, ALU was at GSMA in Barcelona – again showing the Light Cube.  But whats new ? UWP /Claes Beckman commented this already at last years show:
    http://theunwiredpeople.com/alcatel-lucent-saves-the-mobile-industry/
     

    • SFYUNAS

      Sorry I didn’t read the last years post.

      • jzander

         My comment was not a remark at the lack of novelty in your post Sayed, rather at ALU:s  :)  The other top vendors have now similar solutions and are passing …