Small base stations could achieve huge data capacity increases using Intel’s modular antenna arrays.
By David Talbot on February 24, 2014
Why It Matters
Data demand is expected to surge in the coming years, requiring better wireless technologies.
Intel says it has prototyped a chip-based antenna array that can sit in a milk-carton-sized cellular base station. The technology could turbocharge future wireless networks by using ultrahigh frequencies.
Intel’s technology, known as a millimeter wave modular antenna array, is expected to be demonstrated today at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Spain, says Ali Sadri, director of the millimeter wave standards and advanced technology group at Intel.