lightRadio: Stealing, Security & Lockdown
Each night, at least some of the lightRadios on display are taken down and stored in a secure place, according to an industry source. An Alcatel-Lucent spokesman didn't specify how each of the 11 cubes on site are secured, but said that all of the lightRadios were well protected.
Mindspeed Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MSPD) has two lightRadio cubes attached to a wall on their stand, but when the exhibition closes, a security team dismantles and takes the devices away for safe keeping.
The security measures are in place for good reason, apparently. Light Reading Mobile heard that a lightRadio cube was stolen from a stand by someone who sawed the device off a wall. Although, it's not clear when or where such a caper took place.
There are lightRadios installed on the Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF) stand, for example, but an AlcaLu spokesman said that they are not removed at night. All AlcaLu's equipment on Telefonica's stand is "fully secured," he said, adding that on its own stand it has "military-grade security."
The working LTE lightRadios have caused a stir here in Barcelona. Light Reading Mobile even heard them described as the iPhone of infrastructure.
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile