10/14/2010 9:46 AM EDT
The demand for mobile broadband and data services is growing rapidly driven by the sales of smartphones and other connected devices. LTE, the fourth generation mobile network technology, promises to meet that demand with multi megabyte connections for mobile subscribers.
Analysys Mason predicts that by 2016 over 80% of global wireless data traffic will be generated indoors. The demand for high speed mobile broadband and data services will be concentrated to public spaces, such as coffee shops, shopping malls or offices, when people have the opportunity to stop and browse the internet, check emails and stream video. The challenge that RF and microwave engineers now face is how to deploy robust systems that are capable of dealing with multiple users in a small area transferring large amounts of data.
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