Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cellphones...

...come with data caps and overages. Actually, I have unlimited data, but it's about at dial-up speed.

And the situation is only going to get worse. Some kind of technical breakthrough is needed to keep up with the growth in devices and the growth in high-data applications such as streaming video.

A startup called "Artemis" thinks they may have the answer. They've come up with a way to use interference instead of avoiding it and claim that it will make your phone so fast it seems like you have the network to yourself.

Another idea, being supported by QUALCOMM and several wireless providers, places little mini cell towers in your home. Before you say "What?" it would most likely be an added function to your wireless router or an even smaller box. (I don't know how much this would help with data - is there anyone who doesn't switch their phone to wi-fi when they get home?)

Anyone got any other thoughts on how we can deal with the cellphone bandwidth crunch?