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Rice Breakthrough Could Double Wireless Capacity With No New Towers
September 8, 2011
Rice University engineering researchers have made a breakthrough that could allow wireless phone companies to double throughput on their networks without adding a single cell tower. Rice's new "full-duplex" technology allows wireless devices like cell phones and electronic tablets to both "talk" and "listen" to wireless cell towers on the same frequency--something that requires two frequencies today.
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