back to article SK Telecom, Ericsson trial 'elastic cell'

SK Telecom and Ericsson have demonstrated a technique they call “elastic cells”, which the two say should improve mobile connectivity in difficult environments. Ever since the earliest days of mobile phones, phones have logged into the base station that presents them with the “best” signal. Each handset is dedicated to the cell …

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looks worth investigating

lower density areas with nodes having big borders might benefit with this. A lot of edge condition phones and data modems might gain speed. As it is I notice my phone does change towers occasionally.

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CoMP?

Isn't this just the coordinated multipoint (CoMP) idea with a sexier name?

I say 'just' CoMP, don't mean to suggest that it's not a great idea...I'd be happy to see it working but I'd be even happier to get a reliable 2G, 3G or 4G Vodafone signal here in semi-rural Bedfordshire...

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Yes, it's all in the LTE advanced roadmap

So they are, in a nutshell, implementing what is planned to be implemented for years.

Surely it's nifty technology, but it's barely news.

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