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Alcatel-Lucent to obsolete base stations

February 08, 2011 // Mark LaPedus

Alcatel-Lucent to obsolete base stations

In a bold move, Alcatel-Lucent has rolled out lightRadio, a new system that signals the end of the mobile industry’s reliance on masts and base stations.


In a bold move, Alcatel-Lucent has rolled out lightRadio, a new system that signals the end of the mobile industry’s reliance on masts and base stations.

Leveraging Bell Labs research in active antenna technology and advanced CPRI compression and partnerships with Freescale Semiconductor and Hewlett-Packard, Alcatel-Lucent is first in the industry to announce products in this space.

The lightRadio product family is comprised of the several parts: the Wideband Active Array Antenna, the Multiband Remote Radio Head, the lightRadio Baseband Processing, the lightRadio Control, and end-to-end management using the 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM).

The technology said to replace the base station, typically located at the base of each cell site tower. LightRadio is broken into its components elements and then distributed into both the antenna and throughout a cloud-like network, according to the company.

It also shrinks today’s clutter of antennas serving 2G, 3G, and LTE systems into a single antenna that can be mounted on poles, sides of buildings or anywhere else there is power and a broadband connection.

In a statement, Ben Verwaayen, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, said: “lightRadio will signal the end of the basestation and the cell tower as we know it today.”

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