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Nokia Siemens' 'Multiflow' for HSPA+ Lets Phones Talk to 2 Cells

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Replying to:  What it really means by keithfrombm   Feb 20, 2012, 1:20 PM

No, this is what Multiflow really means...

by WiWavelength    Feb 20, 2012, 3:40 PM

These comments seem to contain much incorrect speculation or outright misinterpretation as to what Multiflow will do.

One, Multiflow will not double capacity. It appears to be a soft handoff scheme for HSPA+ data. It will improve data rates near cell edges where interference between cells normally limits possible data speeds.

Two, Multiflow will not affect dropped calls. Calls do not utilize HSPA+ enhancements; calls travel over standard W-CDMA, which can already utilize soft handoff.

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