Ubiquisys Intros Portable Personal Base Station
Ubiquisys has unveiled a new product called the attocell, a femtocell product that is portable and can provide localized cellular service to international travelers. The attocell works by plugging into a laptop, and it requires an internet connection. Travelers can then use the attocell to make phone calls from their cell phone. Ubiquisys is still negotiating with wireless network operators to make the service fully functional. Local regulations may also play a role in determining how the attocell is used. The goal of the attocell is to help improve indoor coverage and to also help international travelers reduce roaming fees when abroad.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
May 3, 2017
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
Razer Concept Would Pair Its Smartphone with a Laptop Dock
Jan 9, 2018
Razer today revealed Project Linda, a smartphone and laptop hybrid concept that would pair the Razer handset with a laptop shell to create a single device. The Linda itself features a 13.3-inch 120 Hz screen, full keyboard, customized buttons, an internal battery and storage, and several ports (USB-A, USB-C, 3.5mm).
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Jun 29, 2016
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
Verizon's 'TravelPass' Offers Roaming for $10 Per Day
Nov 12, 2015
Verizon Wireless is prepared to offer customers a new international roaming package called TravelPass. Verizon customers will be able to access their existing talk, text, and data buckets when roaming in 65 different countries for $10 per 24-hour period.
WeBoost, SureCall Roll Out In-Home Signal Boosters
Jan 6, 2016
WeBoost and SureCall both used CES as an opportunity to show off new cell signal boosters. Both products work in a similar fashion: they collect cell signals from nearby cell towers, amplify them, and rebroadcast them within the home to improve coverage and signal strength.