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Five bars everywhere - cell coverage that follows you, rather than chasing a map

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Feb 2014, 01:48

Imagine your own personal cell signal, 1,000 times faster, and you do not have to share it...

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posted on 21 Feb 2014, 02:31 3

1. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1039; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Incredible, wishing him all the best, I hope the carriers do take this up. This would be one of the biggest if not the biggest advancement in tech in the 21st century if successfully implemented.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 02:54

2. srk_srinivas (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)

Grate Idea, must be implemented.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 03:04

3. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

It would be unwise not to take this up. Better coverage = happy customers = more data usage = higher bills = more money

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 03:28 2

4. tedkord (Posts: 13872; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Not going to happen in the US. The "scarcity" of data is the excuse the big carriers use to cap data and make it expensive. If it's not scarce, prices will be driven down and so will revenues and profits.

Maybe T-Mo or Sprint, but I didn't think they have the money to rebuild their networks.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 08:44

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Streaming 4K video would create a new marketplace need/requirement. The current network architecture would be on its knees trying to support 4K video streaming for even a few users.

I could see VZW doing pCell as the next move in the evolution of its network.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 03:50

5. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

I guess with this "Personal Signal" there will be no scarcity.

Does this mean it needs 1 signal bandwidth : 1 Cell phone ratio?

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 10:43

7. serrano989 (Posts: 39; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

I still feel if a Verizon or At&t got ahold of this, they would still charge for it and NEVER give us the full bandwidth. This would at least give you 100% of your speed, but we will have to pay big time for faster speeds.

posted on 21 Feb 2014, 11:34

8. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)

It looks like it's just some MIMO work with pico-cells...
I hope so since it looked promising when other manufacturers brought proposed it. If it gets traction, it would make a huge a difference in coverage

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