A technology that could make your phone’s internet 1,000 times faster than 4G/LTE
Artemis Networks working on a new high speed pCell Wireless Technology which will give users Internet speed 1000 times faster than 4G/LTE networks
SIM’s with pCell Wireless Technology to be available in San Francisco.
Entrepreneur Steve Perlman who is well known for his invention of Web TV has now come up with a new pCell Wireless Technology which can help in accelerating the speed of internet on smartphones.
Researchers at Perlman’s new start up Artemis Networks; just a 3 year old baby, have come up with a pCell Wireless Technology which can provide about 1000 times greater internet speed as compared to 4G/LTE networks.
Consumers need to purchase a SIM card from the Artemis Network’s website to get their phones connected to pCell network. Internet users on smartphones have seen the conventional speeds of the internet from 2G to 3G to now 4G however pCell Wireless technology claims to provide 1000 times better speed than 4G networks and also boast to wipe out the “call drops” in crowded places, gatherings or stadiums, secluded areas which are normally offline due to unavailability of phone network.
The apprehensive wireless industry needs proof to believe this and hence Perlman is going to build a network of pCell Wireless Technology using DISH Network’s spectrum at San Francisco. For San Fransisco users who have an unlocked iPhone 6 or iPad Air 2, the Artemis SIM cards can be directly inserted in the device.
Reason for choosing the Apple’s iPhone for pCell to work is that Apple unlocked iPhones come with all spectrum bands built-in where Android smartphones, though unlocked have limited spectrum band options.
Concept of pCell WirelessTechnology as against the traditional carriers
Normally gigantic signals emitted by the huge traditional cell towers are shared by the phones within that cell or area. As against this, pCell network is build by “hotspot like” devices known as pWaves which emit the radio waves. Also the traditional cell towers are spaced far off in such a way as to cover huge areas and their waves do not interfere each other however in pCell the pWaves are purposely spaced in such a way so that the radio waves collide with each other which helps to create an individual network for each user.
So basically Artemis would be using the criss-crossing of these radio waves to provide a higher availability of the cellular network to its users. Also as against the traditional cell towers which are huge and take a lot of space the pWaves are small, about the size of wireless router and hence can be placed anywhere.
Perlman has plans to use the rooftops in San Francisco to deploy pWaves and due to the smaller size of this unit, the overall cost of its infrastructure would be greatly reduced. He told Business Insider that larger numbers of pWaves will be placed in such a way that pCell Wireless Network can cover the area more accurately as compared to the traditional cell tower.
Perlman has plans to set up the pCell network at San Francisco first to prove his concept to the wireless industry as he sees future tie ups with the other larger carriers in other cities for pCell.
Since he is launching the pCell network only in San Francisco for now, the Artemis Networks SIM card will work on the Mobile Virtual Network Operator or MVNO network in cases when the user goes out of city limits. Basically MVNO networks are not self owned service providers and larger carriers lease out their spectrum to these MVNO. MVNOs are well known for providing voice and data serviced at lower and flexible rates.
pCell is still awaiting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approvals and the MVNO tie up formalities. Artemis Networks has plans to go live by this fall or early next year. Perlman has assured that Artemis Network will provide different plans option for its users with unlimited data plan which will cost much lower than what the conventional carriers are charging and this will be due to the lower infrastructure and capital expenses.
However he has refused to divulge the plan rates as of now. Artemis Networks also has plans to provide device similar to a MiFi wireless router which will provide wireless network at homes. The Artemis I Hub, will be available for some mobile operators for trial from Tuesday.
An innovative approach by the Artemis team is really need of the hour as internet is becoming part and parcel of day to day life so some out of the box idea which will save the user’s pocket along with providing higher internet speed is truly incredible.