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Can you see the cell tower in this photo? Hint: It's on the facade.

Discussion:  As smart phone and tablet usage soars, the capacity of cell towers is being overloaded.  In order to remedy this problem, cell phone companies have come up with mini-cell towers placed in more frequent locations.  The small cells are much more efficient at utilizing the diminishing wireless spectrum.  The tiny towers can cut down on interference, increase indoor reception, and decrease the amount of traffic to overloaded large cell towers, and may change how we look at our mobile infrastructures.

Source:  CNN News

Date:  April 30, 2012

Link:  http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/30/technology/small-cells/index.htm

Discussion Questions:

  • Why are large cell towers being overloaded with traffic?
  • Why do too many large cell towers in one area cause increased intereference?

 

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