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Cisco's stock is up slightly today following an announcement that it plans to acquire Ubiquisys, a privately held firm based in the U.K., for approximately $310 million in cash and retention-based incentives. Ubiquisys is a leading provider of intelligent 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) small-cell technologies, and the planned acquisition will further bolster Cisco's portfolio for mobile carriers. Small cell networks are viewed as a cost-effective way to increase capacity and make better use of spectrum assets. Traffic that gets offloaded to small cell networks ends up traveling faster, offering more consistent voice and data transmissions in an increasingly crowded mobile landscape. "Cisco... Read more...
Ever heard of a femtocell? Sprint's AIRAVE, AT&T's 3G MicroCell and Verizon's Wireless Extender all fall into that category, and they all serve one main purpose: to extend cellphone signal range into your home. They're basically made for those who have terrible in-home cell service. You just plug the box into your broadband Internet connection, and then it creates a "mini tower" or sorts within your home. Magically, you'll get 5 bars of service, and your calls are routed out through the Internet. It's a pretty amazing piece of technology, but the most useful potential was squashed by the major producers so far: international calling. If there were no blocks on these devices, you could (in... Read more...