Previous calls for enhanced coverage have mostly focussed on cellular, and previous efforts to provide widespread Wi-Fi “municipal” coverage have generally been seen as a failure. The steps set out in the previous section would move Wi-Fi back centre-stage in the world of communications. Is this plausible, and have lessons been learnt from previous attempts to deploy widespread Wi-Fi?
Broadband Forum Chairman Kevin Foster on G.fast
Recently, we had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with M. Mobeen Khan, Executive Director, M2M Solutions for AT&T's Advanced Mobility Solutions division.
The Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications market is seen as the future for wireless revenue growth with various reports touting market size to reach 50 billion connections by 2020.
When Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien set about building a cellphone company in the western hemisphere's poorest country, there was no shortage of skeptics.
Six years later O'Brien's company Digicel is the largest private investor in Haiti and has 4.8 million users, about half the population. It is a rare beacon of entrepreneurship in a country still struggling to rebuild after the 2010 earthquake.
This year has marked the start of the mobile and big-data age in enterprise IT. A related but distinct trend has also been the emergence of “machine-to-machine” (M2M) communication, which depends on wireless technology and real-time analytics. M2M is revolutionizing technology across a range of industries, from smart meters in energy and utilities (the “smart grid”) to connected vehicles in automotive and logistics, heart monitors in healthcare, RFID‐tagged inventory in retail and manufacturing, and digital signage in media and communications.