With the CTIA 2012 tradeshow underway this week in New Orleans, the CEOs of the leading wireless network operators in keynote sessions all discussed the need for additional spectrum to compete and deliver increasingly bandwidth-intensive services such as social networking and video. As wireless network operators get hampered by regulatory and spectrum uncertainty. Since regulators shot down the AT&T/T-Mobile merger and are actively investigating Verizon’s spectrum deal with the cable companies, most operators are being extremely careful about putting together any new deals. Uncertainty over how much spectrum may be available on the marketplace and which deals will be allowed to go through is leading to an overall paralysis in the marketplace, according to Reuters. The only certainty, it said, is that operators will be looking to CTIA for new technologies that help them better leverage the spectrum they already own. A technology developed by New Jersey based Magnolia Broadband should be of particular interest to wireless network operators. Mobile Transmit Diversity, a beam forming technology, allows wireless network operators to offer higher data throughput and improve coverage with no change in base stations or standards. Furthermore, Mobile Transmit Diversity significantly enhances RF transmit signal levels, which produces the following benefits for network operators and end-users:
• 40% increase in network capacity.
• 30-40% increase in high speed data coverage.
• Over 100% increase in data throughput at the cell edge.
• 10-15% increase in batter life.
• 25% increase in cell area.