AlcaLu Adds Licensee for Small Cell Software
PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to license product software to the Taiwan-based manufacturer of broadband and wireless products, Askey Computer Corporation, to enable their development of products to enhance the quality and speed of 3G broadband services within homes.
As more people use smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices within their homes to make calls, play games and access the Internet, many find service coverage is poor and data connections are slow. This can happen for a number of reasons, including the building structure impeding the signal from a mobile base station, and the physical distance from a radio tower.
To solve these issues, mobile operators are turning to residential small cells – small wireless base stations that can be installed in the home and connect to existing wireline broadband connections – to provide huge improvements in coverage and quality.
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