Sunday, December 04, 2005

Dean Bubley: indoor coverage in Korea

Dean Bubley posts about the joys of indoor and underground coverage in Seoul at the his Disruptive Wireless blog. One thing that really caught his eye was a "small KTF-branded repeater dangling from the ceiling by a cable, in a small downstairs bar in help people make calls where they want."

Bubley asks why European operators are making these efforts. He concludes:

I see precious little action. I'm not sure whether there are clear technical or regulatory reasons for this, or whether it's just down to apathy or business model uncertainty. And although I'm hearing a lot more "chatter" about mass deployments of picocells and residential-grade "femtocells", offering extra base station coverage (and extra capacity), I'm pretty sure the time horizons are quite far out.