Fewer cell phone towers will be needed soon

Fewer cell phone towers will be needed soon


I have said it before, but there is a crazy amount of innovation coming out of South Korea these days. SK Telecom, the Korean phone giant, seems to be at the forefront of a lot of it. Their most recent plan is to reduce the need for cell phone towers. Early next year they will be deploying their new “antennae diversity” technology.

Though SK will be the first to deploy the technology, it was actually Magnolia Broadband of New Jersey that developed it. It enables carriers to double the customers that can be handled with each tower. The technology also decreases the number of dead zones and makes GPS tracking of mobile phones possible. That means you can tell where your employees, family members or even friends are whenever you want. Am I the only one who finds that a bit creepy?

The technology has been tested in Korea preparing for the deployment. It is expected to roll out in Europe and the U.S. as soon as next year.