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.
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
Now that LTE Broadcast is off the ground following the world’s first session on a commercial LTE network transmitted by Australian operator Telstra, attention has naturally turned to potential use cases and revenue generating opportunities. The initial attraction for cellular operators, once they have a sufficiently widespread LTE network in the target region, is the
The first live LTE Broadcast session delivered recently by Telstra in Australia raised the natural question of why things should be different this time. The recent history of cellular communications is littered with the skeletons of mobile broadcast’s dismal past, with Telstra’s demonstration as it happens coinciding with the death of the last DVB-H service
In the run-up to MCW 2013, we interviewed Lonnie Schilling, newly appointed CEO of Swedish software company Birdstep Technology, that provides smart mobile connectivity and security solutions. CTOIC: What do you see as the key theme for MWC in 2013? Lonnie: Well as in previous years, there are going to be many themes in 2013, but a