Cellular and Wi-Fi data rates vary greatly by seat location, reduced further because Cellular and Wi-Fi spectrum is shared among many users. Most users experience very low data rates.
When testing 400 phones on Wi-Fi, 23% were unable to access the Internet at all. For phones that prioritize Wi-Fi over mobile (e.g., to avoid data charges), this blocks Internet access through either Wi-Fi or mobile.
With pCell, performance is uniform throughout the arena bowl: any user can get 100% of the spectrum capacity at any seat.
The pCell system currently deployed delivers up to an aggregate capacity of over 1 Gbps in 20 MHz of spectrum. It is expandable by adding more servers to support more spectrum and/or more pWave radios at higher density. At any pCell capacity—even 10 Gbps or more—data rates will be uniform throughout the arena bowl.