[LINK] Wireless advances could mean no more mobile towers

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Mon Feb 14 17:59:06 AEDT 2011

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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Roger Clarke
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> Subject: Re: [LINK] Wireless advances could mean no more mobile towers
> At 15:55 +1100 14/2/11, Kim Holburn wrote:
> >>  Wireless advances could mean no more mobile towers
> >>  Peter Svensson
> >>  February 14, 2011 - 9:24AM
> >http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/wireless-adv
>>  Alcatel-Lucent will be at the show to demonstrate its "lightRadio
>>cube", a cellular antenna about the size and shape of a Rubik's 
>>cube ...
>>  In Alcatel-Lucent's vision, these little cubes could soon begin 
>>replacing conventional mobile towers. Single cubes or clusters of 
>>them could be placed indoors or out and be easily hidden from view 

>What's the intensity of signals coming out of such 5cm-square devices?

>Are there health implications?

>Should I have my wifi-router sitting 3 inches from the cat's head,

As a Dog person, I can say CATegorically, 

Intensity of signals = negligible RF
Health implications = Jury still out... (apart from the degrading hip
bones in Filipino Tradesmen with mobile phones mounted on their belts,
studied for only fifteen years - with annual Xrays), Long Term 50 year
research study needed, funding permitting
WiFi router next to Cats head = You'll be pleased to know that Cats are
not mentioned at all on the Wireless Networks (WiFi)
Consumer Health and Safety Advice website at

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