pCell Wireless - A new approach to wireless connectivity

The tech focuses on creating a wireless distribution system that replaces conventional cell towers for mobile data. pCELL basically stands for personal cell. The idea is to create a cell out of each user, rather than all users sharing data bandwidth from each cell tower.

It brings together the principles of DIDO (Distributed-Input-Distributed-Output), which in theory allows for a full data rate connection per user of a spectrum, no matter how many users are concurrently added. The only limit is the limit that is set by the spectrum you are using by the access point. So for example, if the pCELL access point is about to send out a waveform at a maximum of 450Mbps, then 1 user can potentially get 450Mbps. If you increase the number of users to 10 concurrent users, you will still get 450Mbps per user. For a detailed explanation, see the white paper on DIDO, found here.

The tech showcased a number of demonstrations during the video, which you can see here.

The demonstrations showed streaming of 2 x 1080p videos on laptops and 2 x 4K videos on 2 x 4K TV's at 10 MHz over an LTE cellular connection, and HD video running a half dozen stacked iPhones with 5MHz bandwidth, all getting the full spectrum bandwidth simultaneously.

Power consumption is also far less. The above demonstrations were performed at 1mw of power, which is miniscule when compared to even conventional 2.4Ghz indoor wireless, which can go up to 200mw.

While this application is currently focusing on cell or mobile tower enhancements, the principles will apply to any wireless technology, which I foresee breaking into the WLAN market space where this tech can also create breakthroughs in Multi user connectivity. High density environments such as Schools, Stadiums, Hotels will all be transformed with the ability to provide full bandwidth to each and every user.

The first roll out is due in America at the end of 2014, but this seems to be a revolution in wireless, so watch out for pCELL wireless breaking into the mainstream in the near future.