Reversing 25 Years of Antenna Degradation (.PDF Download)

Does anyone remember pulling out the antenna on your first mobile phone to make a call? Over the past 25 years, antenna design has changed radically for cell phones. While transitioning from 2G to 3G to LTE, we have incrementally and gradually sacrificed as much as 10 dB of link budget in some cases. It’s shocking but true: The network has improved dramatically, so we’ve been able to compromise performance in the handset antenna without much backlash from consumers...

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