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What is pCell

What is pCell™?

Wireless Reinvented.

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Intro to pCell video 
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Columbia University lecture
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New! 16 phone demo
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Stanford University lecture
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4K HDTV demo
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Cells

Conventional cell towers transmit signals that carefully avoid interfering with each other, creating large cells, 50m to 5km in size.

All mobile devices, perhaps thousands, share a cell, each getting a fraction of the spectrum capacity.

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pCells

pWave radios transmit signals that deliberately interfere with each other, combining to synthesize tiny pCells, each just one cm in size.

Every mobile device has its own pCell, a "Personal Cell," each getting the full spectrum capacity.

Cells:
Each shared by many devices.
pCells:
One per device. Not shared.

Cells

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Cell service is okay when there are few users.

pCells

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pCell service is full speed no matter how many users.

Cells

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Cell service slows to a crawl when there are many users.

pCells

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pCell service is full speed even with many users.

Cells:
Overwhelmed when there are many users.
pCells:
Tiny bubbles of mobile service, always full speed, no matter how many people are around you.

Simple and discreet.

pWaves can be placed anywhere.

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Outdoors, indoors. Visible, hidden.

pWave™ radios can be arranged in any pattern.

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pCell is a pure software-defined radio C-RAN.

Linux-based servers scale linearly with capacity.

Fronthaul is conventional IP. pWaves self-synchronize.

Seamless handoff to cell networks if desired.

pCell feels like mobile fiber

Consistent high throughput, low latency throughout the pCell coverage area. Whether sitting indoors, or riding a high-speed train. No cells, no cell edges, no handoffs, no dead zones.

It’s time to stop thinking about mobile as unreliable or inconsistent. It’s time to start thinking about what’s possible with ubiquitous broadband.

Cellular is being overwhelmed by mobile data growth

even as it exhausts the world’s spectrum.

pCell keeps pace with mobile data growth

while reducing mobile spectrum requirements.

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(1) Mobile data growth projections from Feb 2014 Cisco VNI for 2013-2018, continuing 61% CAGR trend to 2020. 
With the advent of pCell, displacing wireline video and Wi-Fi, much more rapid mobile data growth is expected.

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pCell isn’t just LTE

Concurrently with LTE devices, pCell supports "pCell-native" devices, at far lower cost and power, each with its own pCell in the same spectrum. pCell-native devices can be faster than LTE with fiber-class latency. 

For example, an iPod®-class device could be made pCell-native with minimal additional cost at the same size and power, and would provide better than LTE mobile performance in pCell coverage areas. 

This opens the door for low-cost pCell-native smartphones, wearables, UltraHD TVs, laptops, appliances, etc.: a broadband Internet of (inexpensive) Things.

Stay tuned. We’ve only scratched the surface of a new era.

{Hint: pCell technology isn't limited to just communications}



pCell.
Wireless Reinvented.

Learn more about pCell

pCell technology will be ready for deployment in late 2014. Please contact us to learn more.

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