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Small cells still not ready for mobile prime time

6/22/2012 04:27 PM EDT
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Battar
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Battar   6/26/2012 6:18:19 AM
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I'll tell you the biggest challange. It's stopping idiot reporters from creating headlines saying that the antennae are radiating cancer to our children and that the celluar service providers are selling our childrens health for profit. Then the technically illiterate campaign for the base stations to be removed (they still expect heir phones to work though, and don't give a thought to the wifi routers in their bedrooms). Happened in my neighbourhood.

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rick merritt   6/25/2012 5:22:42 AM
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Yes, Freescale, TI and LSI are all long time vendors to base stations and are all pursuing in one way or another the new small cell opportunities.

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rick merritt   6/25/2012 5:21:55 AM
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Yes, the so-called femto cells have been addressing the home market and are growing rapidly although they are a relatively low margin, high volume business. Also the femtos are not on the carrier's macro net directly.

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goafrit   6/24/2012 7:27:46 PM
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Interesting this is the same approach Freescale is hedging itself as this new EETimes article shows http://eetimes.com/electronics-news/4375993/Freescale-takes-shotgun-approach-to-basestation-SoCS

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DrQuine   6/24/2012 3:06:06 PM
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Don't forget about the need for consumer deployment. Most people have a dead spots in their house and would appreciate a femtocell capability to make the entire house "5 Bar Rated". If one transmitter cannot upgrade the entire house (because of barriers or building materials) then 2 transmitters that can hand off the signal would be the "killer application". Obviously businesses share the same problem.

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eewiz   6/24/2012 2:13:26 PM
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With cell sizes getting smaller and smaller, Is radiation a concern? I hope FCC thoroughly investigates this in the upcoming review! http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-06-15/mobile-phone-radiation-safety-to-be-examined-by-u-dot-s-dot-regulator

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prabhakar_deosthali   6/23/2012 11:44:50 AM
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With the land line network with the 10 digit dialing plan ( 3 digit central office, 3 digit local area and the 4 digit the destination ) , you can dial only the last four digits if calling someone within your local area. If similar dialing method is adopted for mobile networks as well, ( if a person is sure that the number he is calling is currently in the same cell as his, then the voice traffic can be short circuited and the data traffic overload can be reduced.

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Kinnar   6/23/2012 6:52:16 AM
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The interoperability if strictly required between the Service provider and Enterprise wireless devices. May be the evolution of micro cells will provide modular adaptability for both the requirements.

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rick merritt   6/22/2012 8:56:33 PM
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I'd love to hear from any micro, pico or metro cell system or chip developer about what are your the chief challenges at this point

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