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microcell

[′mī·krə‚sel]
(cell and molecular biology)
A micronucleus within a layer of cytoplasm and a membrane.

microcell

(1) A geographic area covered by a cellular carrier, generally no more than a mile and a half in diameter. Microcells are used in cities and other densely populated venues. The smaller "picocell" reaches approximately 600 feet, whereas the traditional high-power "macrocell" tower can cover an area as large as 20 miles in diameter or more. See cellphone.

(2) (MicroCell) An indoor cellular tower from AT&T. See femtocell.
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AT&T 3G MicroCell is claimed to be the only femtocell to support both 3G data and voice services.
The agreement provides for an initial cash purchase price to the shareholders of Microcell of approximately $80 million, plus the assumption of approximately $120 million of net liabilities.
The purchase price would also be subject to adjustments based on future earnings, Microcell said.
In Oulu Ericsson had mainly focused on software development in the wireless technology industry, Microcell said.
Under the agreement Microcell becomes Sony Ericsson's original design manufacturing partner and will develop mobile phones for the company.