Artemis Networks' pCell Promises Fast LTE for All
Artemis Networks today revealed pCell, or personal cell, technology that lets LTE device owners experience full-speed 4G even on congested cellular sites. According to Artemis, standard cell sites waste capacity by avoiding interference with neighboring cells. pCell technology uses the interference to its advantage, combining transmitted radio signals from multiple pCell base stations to synthesize tiny cells of wireless energy around each mobile device. Artemis claims that its technology gives each smartphone user on a given cell access to the full LTE speed of that cell, no matter how many other people are using it. The technology works with off-the-shelf consumer devices, such as the Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S4. In areas where pCells aren't available, the technology hands the devices off to the standard cell. Artemis is currently trialling the technology in San Francisco and is willing to license pCell to wireless network operators. It believes pCells will be effective in high-traffic, high-congestion areas, or spots where network operators want to bolster their network without using more expensive solutions. Artemis expects the first deployments to start before the end of the year.
AT&T Throwing 5G Tech at the Wall to See What Sticks
AT&T today said it plans to test a wide variety of potential 5G technologies throughout the year as it evolves from 4G LTE to next-generation mobile broadband. For example, the company intends to kick off field trials of AirGig later this year.
Qualcomm's Next Target Is Unlicensed LTE Over 5GHz
Qualcomm today announced its initial foray with LTE into the unlicensed 5GHz band, spectrum that is normally reserved for WiFi networks. Qualcomm believes LTE-U, or LTE in unlicensed spectrum, could help carriers fill in blank spots with small cells.
Sprint Pins Network Strategy On 'HPUE' Technology
Sprint today detailed a new technology called High Performance User Equipment that promises to improve the behavior of its 2.5 GHz spectrum in terms of capacity, speed, and range. HPUE is a modem-level technology that ushers in a new power class for mobile phones, called Power Class 2.
T-Mobile Debuts 4x4 MIMO, 256 QAM to Double Speed
T-Mobile today announced two significant updates to its network: first, it has launching 4x4 MIMO, and second, it has increased its network footprint. The 4x4 MIMO (multiple-in, multiple-out) technology falls under the LTE-Advanced category.
ITU Targets 20 Gbps for 5G Specification
The International Telecommunications Union today released a draft report for what might eventually become the 5G specification. IMT-2020 is the working name for the 5G standard and the ITU has laid out a basic framework it wants to see technology companies meet.
Really Artemis? NO MATTER how many? So if 6 billion people were using one cell, all of them could get full LTE speeds? You did say NO MATTER HOW MANY!!
You people think I'm being stupid, but they said no matter ho wmany. They said it, not me. This is a sensationalist claim that probably doesn't have much truth to it. No matter how many? 6 billion is a number.
""Artemis claims that its technology gives each smartphone user on a given cell access to the full LTE speed of that cell, no matter how many other people are using it.""
Really Artemis? NO MATTER how many? So if