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

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Feb 21, 2012, 4:47 PM

HSPA+ is looking good

50% faster response times? double Data rate? Far less dropped calls? No stupid battery drain like LTE?

HSPA+ is starting to sound mighty good, even if it does take a year to implement this change, HSPA+ will be far better than it is now, and possibly better than LTE by that time.

Feb 20, 2012, 1:20 PM

What it really means

Is that, instead of trying to concoct a scheme to create a monopoly (while punishing and insulting their most loyal customers) AT&T and T-Mobile should've spent some time actually working on their network. A simple software solution? Just goes to show, AT&T is once again wrong: it's not simply a need for more bandwidth that's lacking in their network: it's innovation.
The "simple software solution" was just announced today. How does that show that anyone is wrong?
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 ...
reading comprehension isn't one of the things I'd list on my resume if I were you

the software change would be needed to accomodate the new chips in Nokia phones or of manufacturers who utilize their chips....

until such time as the chips are in...

Feb 20, 2012, 10:03 AM


So is this as good news for these 2 as I'm interpreting it to be, or am I missing am element here?
Beyond the fact that data speeds are fast, I'm pretty sure this would greatly reduce dropped calls. Most dropped calls (if I'm remembering correctly) happen when handing off from one cell tower to another. If you can connect to both at once, that woul...
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