New Cell Tower Antennas Will Be Way Cuter (and Better)

Old cell towers are big, ugly, and inefficient. But the wireless wizards at Alcatel-Lucent say they've found a better way, one that will double signal strength, cut costs in half, and eliminate the need for the unsightly "hut" at the base of cell towers. Added bonus: the solution comes in an adorable cube form. » 2/07/11 1:00pm 2/07/11 1:00pm

Tikitag RFID Tagging System Makes an Internet Out of Your Stuff

Ideas like this have been tossed around for some time now, but Alcatel-Lucent's "tikitag" unveiled at the DemoFall conference may finally make the idea of everyday RFID tagging possible. For example, you could put tikitags on business cards and connect that card to online personal or social networking info. After… » 9/08/08 6:18pm 9/08/08 6:18pm

WiMax Competitor LTE Runs Wii Online Multiplayer So Fast It Seems Local

WiMax isn't the only the live 4G game in town. Alcatel-Lucent is running an arguably much sexier demo of LTE (long-term evolution), the high-speed 4G network that Verizon and AT&T are going to deploy. Besides streaming video to a wall of TVs with over 100Mbps of throughput, they have two Wiis hooked up, one on Wi-Fi… » 4/02/08 6:30pm 4/02/08 6:30pm

Nokia Successfully Tests 100Mbps Wireless Data Network

Today Nokia said that in technical trials, the target of 100Mbps download speed and 50Mbps upload speed for its next-gen cellular data network "can be met," and promised initial deployment by 2010. Americans probably won't see it until later, since the 3GPP LTE (don't ask) initiative has more momentum across the… » 11/07/07 11:53am 11/07/07 11:53am

Judge Tosses $1.52 Billion MP3 Patent Infringement Verdict Against…

The dubious $1.52 billion judgment delivered against Microsoft for infringing on Alcatel-Lucent's MP3 patents back in February was set aside by a federal judge. In a 43-page judgment that would probably take longer to read than The Deathly Hallows, Judge Rudi Brewster said that "the jury's verdict of infringement was… » 8/07/07 9:40am 8/07/07 9:40am