Alcatel-Lucent breaks up base station with lightRadio system

Monday 7 February 2011 | 16:03 CET | News
Alcatel-Lucent unveiled a new way to build mobile networks, at an event in London. The company's lightRadio system claims to cut the total cost of ownership for operators by up to 50 percent, while boosting bandwidth available to end-users by creating a more dense network of small antennas. The LightRadio architecture breaks up the base station into its components elements and distributes its functions into the antenna and a 'carrier cloud' for network control. The former base station components are moved to a system on a chip, placing the processing either at the antenna or in the cloud.

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