Philip Hunter looks into the probable impact of “Halow”, the new low-power high-range standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Expect compatible devices to hit the market in 2018.
14 topic areas classified by decreasing level of visibility I have on how things are panning out in that particular domain:
1. Broadcast networks (DVB), 2. Studio equipment (cameras etc.), 3. IP network; CDN and Bandwidth, 4. Codecs (HEVC), 5. Head-ends (Encoders, Origins, etc.), 6. 4K/UHD resolutions, 7. Security for UHD, 8. TV sets & STBs, 9. Frame rates, 10. Next Gen Audio, 11. HDR, 12. Wide Color Gamut, 13. Work flows, 14. UHD-only content
Controversy has raged for well over a year now over plans by some mobile network operators (MNOs) to extend their spectrum into unlicensed 5GHz bands currently occupied by Wi-Fi. The arguments have been both commercial and technical, centering on the rights of MNOs to compete with established Wi-Fi networks and at the same time the