New wireless tech may radically transform mobile video streaming

February 25, 2014

pCell users will all have 100 percent unshared access to high-speed mobile communications (credit: Artemis Networks)

Entrepreneur Steve Perlman has demonstrated a new wireless technology called pcell that he says will facilitate ubiquitous broadband mobile connections, enabling an unlimited number of devices to share the same spectrum simultaneously, Venturebeat reports.

At Columbia University, he showed eight iPhones streaming HD video sharing just 5 MHz of spectrum.

His Artemis Networks startup plans to begin installing pWaves, its little pCell base stations, throughout San Francisco and New York later this year. The technology is compatible with standard LTE devices, such as many mobile phones.