Bell Labs BLAST Off With New 3G Chips

Bell Labs has new prototype chips that can increase 3G network speeds from 2 megabits per second to 19.2 megabits per second. The chips use a method called multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) to split a single user’s data stream into four substreams. The advantage of the MIMO method is that the chips are very small and low power but provide significant transmission boosts. While this all sounds promising, it seems pretty far given that few real 3G networks have yet achieved 2 megabits per second.

Filed Under:

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Bell Labs BLAST Off With New 3G Chips”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
1 Comment

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...