Originally published: July 1, 2012
Last updated: July 1, 2012 - 8:15pm
To achieve higher download and upload speeds, vendors and operators are planning to use a number of different technologies over the coming years in both HSPA and LTE networks. At their core, many of these technologies are related to better coordination among base stations, and the introduction of smaller base stations to help networks keep up with an increasing volume of data. However, many of these technologies will put even more strain on smartphone and tablet batteries. Another area where some smart thinking will be needed to ensure devices keep up with networks is antenna design.
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- Use more antennas on the uplink, as well
- Take advantage of spectrum in different frequencies
- Download data from two base stations
- Better Wi-Fi integration
- Use a mixture of small and large cells
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