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Mobile operators join in the battle for home hubs
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Written by Danrok   
Friday, 19 February 2010 18:26

From The Inquirer:

COMPETITION BETWEEN OPERATORS could prevent future 3.5g and 4g networks from achieving optimal performance.

HSPA+ and emerging LTE 4G cellular links will quickly hit the limits in terms of the data they can carry per megahertz of bandwidth, and with little available spectrum the only way to increase capacity and real world speeds is to reduce the size of cells.

This is the idea behind femtocells, which in their first generation are simply home or office base stations that improve inhouse cellular coverage and provide near maximum data rates because users are so close to the antenna.

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