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Personal cellphone signal that's 1,000x faster than what you have now

RATE THIS! +28
Posted in Hardware on 21st Feb, 2014 01:40 AM by AlexMuller

In a perfect world, our cellphones would have five bars all the time, calls would never drop and waiting for streaming videos to buffer would never happen. Steve Perlman, the developer of WebTV and founder of OnLive has the technology to give us a personal cellphone signal that is 1,000 times faster than what we get today.

 
Perlman's invention is called the "pCell" or personal cell. Today, cellphones work like so: they have antennas that need to connect to antennas installed on building tops and towers in order to get a signal. The reason your phone shows fewer signal bars is because you're out of a cell tower's range.
 
If your carrier doesn't have a cell tower nearby, you're not going to get signal. (Hence, why carriers battled over coverage maps). It's frustrating when you move around and you suddenly see your LTE drop to 4G and then to 3G and then to turtle-slow Edge.
 
Cellphones with pCell in them could revolutionize the entire mobile industry. Instead of having to get closer to a tower for coverage, a pCell-equipped device would provide its own "signal that goes wherever the phone goes" says Perlman. pCell provides the same amount of bandwidth you'd get from a carrier's tower, but you won't have to share it with anyone, which means you won't get interference or suffer speed congestion.
 
Even better, when two pCell device antennas are within close proximity, instead of getting signal interference, you'll actually get a stronger signal. Now, that's magic.

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Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-02-21
+3
I am sure that most people would like this. Nothing more frustrating than signal going away in the middle of an activity. The question is would this be affordable?
3 Replies
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-02-21
+1
Cost is important. It is a relatively low cost of smartphones that caused an explosion in sales in 2013. And the trend is bound to continue with all smart apps becoming more accessible and popular Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-02-21
+0
The dominance of Samsung may also continue. By 2020, South Korea plans to have 5G connections in place with speeds 1,000 times faster than existing 4G speeds. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-02-21
+2
Someone commented that pCell prevents the bandwith and interference problems,
but if you are really far from a tower, you're still out of luck.- Good to know limitations!
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-02-21
+0
This article is nonsensical. OK, so I carry around my own signal. Great, I can then connect to my own pcell. How on earth does that then connect to the wider mobile network? Please elucidate. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-06
+0
haaaaaaaaa uribe note preocupes por nada sigue adelante cuando empezastes con tu politica de seguridad todo el mundo la critico pero como ya podemos viajar en el 90 % del pais seguras entonces nadien dice nada recordeos que la cantidad de sesructeados el 95 % es de los gobiernos antiguos asi que uribe li que a echo es arreglar el mierdero que habian dejado Reply


 

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