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NYU Tandon researchers discover new way to increase mobile bandwidth

Advances from Downtown Brooklyn in the quest to make your phone work better.

Buildings grow taller, cities grow denser; but the electromagnetic spectrum on which we all talk to each other and download each others’ slide decks and FaceTime our children remains the same (at least for now).

Now researchers out of Downtown Brooklyn’s NYU Tandon School of Engineering have an idea to make the system work faster.

“Recent advances in self-interference cancellation enable radios to transmit and receive on the same frequency at the same time,” a new paper, Throughput and Coverage for a Mixed Full and Half Duplex Small Cell Network, says. “Such a full duplex radio is being considered as a potential candidate for the next generation of wireless networks due to its ability to increase the spectral efficiency of wireless systems.”

Basically what that means is that bandwidth users — let’s take phones for example — will be able to upload and download, or receive and transmit, information simultaneously.

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