Askey Computer Corporation joins Alcatel-Lucent software licensing program to widen the availability of wireless small cells

December 05, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Alcatel-Lucent is to license product software to the Taiwan-based manufacturer of broadband and wireless products, Askey Computer Corporation, to enable their development of products to enhance the quality and speed of 3G broadband services within homes.

As more people use smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices within their homes to make calls, play games and access the Internet, many find service coverage is poor and data connections are slow. This can happen for a number of reasons, including the building structure impeding the signal from a mobile base station, and the physical distance from a radio tower.

To solve these issues, mobile operators are turning to residential small cells – small wireless base stations that can be installed in the home and connect to existing wireline broadband connections – to provide huge improvements in coverage and quality.

Under its software licensing program, Askey Computer Corporation will integrate Alcatel-Lucent’s software for residential small cells into a range of broadband and wireless products that will be made available to consumers through mobile operators. Consumers using the products will be able to experience higher data speeds and high-quality ‘five-bar’ service inside their homes.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Software Licensing Program - 9361 HC Softcell - allows operators to work with selected partners of Alcatel-Lucent or their preferred customer premises equipment (CPE) vendors to benefit from low-cost CPE, pre-integrated with the same high-quality Alcatel-Lucent software used in all its W-CDMA residential products. This gives CPE vendors and mobile service provider’s access to Alcatel-Lucent’s extensive experience in delivering end-to-end wireless features and allows them to benefit from using reliable software with proven security standards.