Steve Perlman's Amazing Wireless Machine Is Finally Here

A new technology could unclog the nation’s mobile networks
A visualization of Artemis pCells in Times Square, New York Courtesy Derick Rhodes/Artemis Networks

It was almost three years ago that Steve Perlman began courting controversy by promising something of a wireless technology panacea. A relentless entrepreneur and inventor, he unveiled a prototype called DIDO in this magazine’s pages. The technology would do away with wireless network congestion by giving each smartphone and tablet its own super-fast connection instead of asking these devices to share bandwidth pumped out by a cell tower. The ins and outs of the technology were difficult to understand, and plenty of critics dismissed Perlman’s claims as being misguided and trumped up.

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