The man who invented Motorola’s first mobile cellular telephone is heading up efforts to create a new portable, high-speed wireless Internet service.
Martin Cooper of ArrayComm says the technology, dubbed “i-Burst,” would provide connections of about 1-megabit per second per subscriber – faster than what most subscribers get from their cable modems.
The system uses a series of so-called “smart antennae” to target and track wireless subscribers, but is not designed for fast-moving Internet access – from a moving car or train, for example. However, it could be used for portable devices built specifically for distributing music, video or any other high-bandwidth application, company officials said.
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