Dopo le Femtocelle… le Attocelle: il futuro del Mobile
Certo… è un pesce d’Aprile…. ma mica tanto. Se ogni cellulare facesse da ripetitore per quelli che cadono nella sua copertura si potrebbe creare una enorme rete mash senza operatore. Le tecnologie ci sono tutte (qualche tempo fa con un amico, che non cito, abbiamo molto approfondito il tema) ed è tutt’altro che irrealizzabile!
Take your mobile phone signal with you, wherever you go
By now just about everyone has caught onto the idea of femtocells – mini access points that create a family-sized 3G cell at home. But what happens when you leave your home and there’s still no mobile signal? Enter the “attocell” – a tiny phone attachment that creates a person-sized 3G cell that you can carry around with you.
Pioneering cellular infrastructure companies have secretly been working on attocell technology for months, and the first prototypes are ready for testing. One of these companies is ip.access, which has developed a 3G attocell attachment for the iPhone based on its award-winning Oyster 3G femtocell technology. As well as creating its own cellular signal, the attocell has the added advantage of making the iPhone 3G capable.
The potential of attocells is huge, according to ip.access CEO Stephen Mallinson. “Where I live, there’s no mobile phone signal for miles around, except for a tiny patch at the corner of my bed,” he says. “With the attocell, I am no longer tethered to the bed, and can use my mobile phone anywhere in the house, the garden, or the entire village.”