However, as time goes by, and algorithms get ever more convoluted, these small-cell problems can begin to be corrected, engineers hope. It is, in fact, an important concept in future 5G ideas.
Artemis says its system isn't affected by interference-the algorithms fix it. And in fact, the company says it exploits the interference by combining the signals, thus creating more bandwidth for the end device.
Another benefit of using a larger number of antennas is better geo-location positioning indoors. Artemis says the technology is compatible with existing, unmodified 4G LTE and Wi-Fi mobile devices, with a replacement SIM card.
Thus far, the system has been tested in a regular grid with 2.5-meter spacing, although theoretically the antennas could be placed arbitrarily.
And that's what Artemis wants the Dish spectrum for - to run a remote radio-head and hub system in Levi's Stadium, which is home of the San Francisco 49ers football team. Theoretically, pCell should scale with large numbers of users.
And with a base seating capacity of 68,500 that should be enough Wrestlemania fans, and indeed 2016Super Bowl fans, to determine whether we have a new radio architecture on our hands.
Source: Network World
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