I dropped by Verizon's booth at CES 2013 and among all the consumer electronics and devices that we've pretty much already seen before saw one new thing — Alcatel Lucent's small cell based on the LightRadio project. What we're looking at is a Cube Dock 2600 radio head which contains the antenna, RF components, power amplifier, and is designed to work in conjunction with fiber backhaul that ships that downcoverted RF to a baseband in a datacenter somewhere or to a centrally located rack for processing. These are small cells that will radiate around 250 milliwatts of power, with one band per radiohead. The idea is to do LTE Band 13 on these in trouble spots on the operator's network. The Cube Dock 2600 will...

Broadcom Teases its first LTE-enabled Baseband with VoLTE Demo

I dropped by Broadcom during CES, and while we've already covered most of what they had to show off, one of the things which immediately caught my eye was...

2 by Brian Klug on 1/11/2013

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